Our Comprehensive fluid service programs offer cost-effective, efficient, and environmentally friendly ways for our customers to increase equipment reliability and benefit form the expertise of our certified Machinery Lubrication Technicians

Reclamation Services

Reclamation is a cost-effective, efficient, and environmentally friendly way for our customers to benefit from the expertise of our certified Machinery Lubrication Technicians.

Reclamation Benefits

  • Total lubricant cost reduction
     -Reclaimed fluids typically cost 40% - 60% less than new oil
     -New oil purchases can be reduced by as much as 90%
     -Lowers waste oil disposal charges
  • Increased lubricant life
  • Reduced waste oil volume
  • Approved by oil suppliers and most manufacturers
  • Reduced maintenance costs and increased equipment reliability

On-Site Reclamation

The NFS On-Site Reclamation Program consists of reclaiming fluids on-site at the customer’s facility. This process is a completely self-contained operation making use of one of the fleet of Mobile Reclamation Units (MRUs). A typical On-Site program consists of the customer collecting leaking fluids and storing them in NFS provided tanks. When the oil is collected in volume, NFS will perform reclamation of the fluids at the facility, returning the reclaimed oil to clean tanks for reuse at the customer’s convenience.

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Off-Site Reclamation

The NFS Off-Site Reclamation Program is designed so that smaller volume customers can realize the same benefits as those using our On-Site program. The reclamation is performed at the NFS facility and is EPA and DHEC licensed. The oil is batch processed and is never combined with any other oil. All oil is tracked by a chain of custody to ensure the integrity of our customer’s products. A typical customer profile consists of the following:

  • Annual purchases of 1,000-6,000 gallons (one product)
  • Has leaks that can be captured and segregated
  • Performs regular lubricant change out (PM)
  • Can generate 550 gallons per batch processed (2 totes)

Fluids to Consider for Reclamation:

  • Turbine Oil
  • Hydraulic Oil
  • Quenching Oil
  • Paper Machine Oil
  • Industrial Gear Oils
  • Metal Working Oils
  • Other Industrial Oils

Fuel Service Program

Basic Offerings

  • Fuel Sampling – visual and physical assessment of bottom contamination
  • Fuel Reservoir Service – reclamation, polishing, tank cleaning, etc.
  • Filtration – dialysis, filtration, and removal of water from the fuel reservoir
  • Biocide Treatment – removal of microbial contamination
  • Fuel Analysis – independent laboratory analysis

Fuel Testing Details

  • Onsite Tank Bottom Sampling:
  • Sample pulled from the bottom of the fuel storage tank
  • Visual inspection for sediment, water, bacterial and fungal growth
  • Diesel Fuel Contamination (DFC) Package:
  • Spectrochemical Analysis
  • Sediment & Water
  • Microorganism Study
  • Diesel Long-Term Storage (DLTS) Package:
  • Spectrochemical Analysis
  • Sediment & Water
  • Microorganism Study
  • Particulate Contaminants
  • Accelerated Stability
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Fuel Reclamation Benefits

  • Reliability – Fuel Contamination is the leading cause of emergency system power failures. A fuel sampling and reclamation program ensures that the fuel is ready when the system is needed
  • Fuel Cost Savings – Fuel reclamation reduces the purchase of new product and eliminates the cost of disposing of contaminated fuel
  • Maintenance Cost Savings – Clean fuel in a system ensures continued performance and prevents costly breakdowns, decreases the chance of catastrophic engine failure, and extends fuel filter life
  • Compliance – Independent certification of the reclaimed fuel ensures that testing/maintenance records are compliant with NFPA requirements
  • Environmental Protection – Reclamation reduces the environmental impact of fuel systems by lowering the amount of disposed contaminated fuel

National Fluid Solutions will provide an initial tank assessment visit at no charge. This will include tank bottom sampling and analysis and provide recommendations as to how to proceed. If the customer elects to have the independent lab testing done at that point, it would be charged at the predetermined rates. The customer will be responsible for waste generated during the service. National Fluid Solutions can supply the open top waste drums for water/sludge removal and arrange waste pick up if requested. It is our goal to assist our customers in all aspects of the fuel filtration process.


Field Services

In addition to reclamation, NFS offers a variety of Field Services to aid customers in maintaining equipment reliability.

Emergency Filtration and Water Removal

NFS utilizes a combination of MRU and/or portable equipment with operator to meet emergency filtration and water removal needs.

  • No equipment downtime during service (dialysis)
  • Production continued throughout service (maintain production goals)

Lube System Flushing

The NFS Lube System Flushing program is designed to effectively remove dirt and other accumulated particles from the critical internal components of hydraulic and lubrication systems. Our ultimate goal is to reduce unscheduled down time at the lowest cost possible.

  • New equipment installs (pre-flush)
  • Oil change outs (compatibility)
  • Equipment modifications

Reservoir Cleaning Service

NFS offers both entry and non-entry reservoir cleaning services. Contaminants accumulate on the bottom of reservoirs, even in systems that have efficient filtration, and eventually require cleaning. Reservoir cleaning is often overlooked in the filtration process and can lead to machine failures due to the reintroduction of contaminants. The NFS OSHA certified confined space entry cleaning team is fully capable of removing the buildup of contaminants from the customer’s reservoir to help prevent equipment from encountering unexpected failure.

  • Product Change (Filter to spec)
  • Oil Removal and Storage (Service or Maintenance)
  • Planned or Emergency Outage Service

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