Responsible environmental use of natural resources
Engines are critical to our way of life as they operate in almost every aspect of day-to-day living: Transportation, habitat, food production, infrastructure, economic stability, and defense.
As long as engines are powered by oil, the environmental benefits of energy, oil, and natural resources conservation remain an important part of our national energy conversation. It’s logical to assume that removal of a powerful and essential natural resource as oil might have an equally powerful effect upon the very source from which it’s being removed. Some of the current exploration and extraction methods used to produce ‘new’ oil remain controversial as they take a toll on the natural environment. Waste oil, recycled to be used as heating oil, heavy lubricant, and asphalt, contains its own set of issues in that these products still contain a substantial amount of harmful contaminants such as carbon, potassium, and lead, to name a few, as well as levels of antifreeze and gas.
Think about this: One gallon of used oil, which contains impurities and toxins, can contaminate one million gallons of potable water if disposed of improperly. Oil spills, which can (and often do) occur during the transport of fossil fuels, wreak havoc on the underwater environment and affect the chemical balance and life species for decades.
Environmental benefits of bypass oil filtration
The good news is that engine and hydraulic oil can stay continuously clean for longer periods of time through the use of bypass oil filtration (similar in concept to blood being filtered through a kidney dialysis machine) and oil analysis. This means lubricating oil can stay in play, extending the life of the oil by numerous oil drain cycles. In some instances, the purchase of ‘new’ engine oil can be reduced by as much as 90%. And when ‘new’ oil can be reduced, there is a subsequent reduction of waste oil. Bypass filtration technology extends the life of the oil by safely removing harmful solid and liquid contaminants. It also extends the life of the engine which is now running on continuously clean oil, thereby reducing additional wear and pollution contributors to the engine components.
Using bypass oil filtration to reduce significant oil consumption can minimize your company’s carbon footprint.