In the lube oil industry, the term "recycling" is different from "re-refining"."Recycling oil" or "reconditioning oil" is mostly refers to the use of commercial filtration systems to remove insoluble impurities. The resulting oil here has very limited uses because of the stringent safety and environmental regulations.
Re-refining on the other hand is a process that removes all impurities, both soluble and insoluble, and returns the oil to a quality suitable for a variety of applications, including automobiles.
Used Lube Oil Re-refining Plant consist of several stages, as illustrated in the below block diagram:
3V Tech supplies Modular Used Lube Oil Re-refining, skid mounted systems, ready for immediate installation. The capacity of Modular Re-refining Unit is ranging from 8,000 to 20,000 MTPY.
The Modular unit is designed and fabricated in accordance with international codes and Standards (ASTM, ANSI, API) as well as international environment specifications for wastes and emissions.
A Used Lube Oil Re-refining plant needs the following utilities and plant design will take into consideration their (un)availability at site.
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Unit: Used Oil Recovery (Thin Film Evaporator Plant) with capacity 3.5 THP - 30 KTPY