Oil as a service - buy once, use forever
SKF RecondOil is changing the business model for industrial oils. Our fee- or performance-based contracts are designed to reduce your total oil related costs - as well as your environmental footprint.
We call it "Oil as a service".
Our application experience and oil formulation capabilities enable us to create and deliver tailored packages of technology and oil that allow you to use the same oil again and again.
Circular recovery and reuse of industrial oil
Until today, removing contaminant particles smaller than a micron out of industrial oil has been nearly impossible.
Now, with DST, we can capture and separate particles and other impurities down to nano-size from the oil, leaving you with oil that is even more pure than virgin oil.
DST enables continuous regeneration of the same lubrication oil, without stripping it of the additives that provide the characteristics that your machines and production processes require. This enables completely circular recovery and reuse of industrial oils – with all original properties retained.
SKF RecondOil closes the loop on the use of industrial oil. This means you no longer have to view industrial oil as a costly, environmentally harmful consumable, but instead as an enabler of a cost-effective, circular process.
SKF high-performance oil
SKF RecondOil's Double separation Technology (DST) works with a wide range of commercially available oils.
However, by combining DST with high-performing SKF oils, we can extend the lifespan of lubrication oil almost endlessly. This enables a completely circular use of industrial oil.
SKF oils are designed for machine performance, regeneration and circular use. They are made with top-quality, long lasting base oil, which we combine with specialized additives formulated by our team of oil experts.
The additives are customizable to meet your specific needs. We can also develop new formulas to solve specific problems in your production process.
Double Separation Technology
SKF RecondOil's Double Separation Technology (DST) is a process technology for oil regeneration. It can be applied in two main ways*:
Integrated DST system
With an integrated DST system, the oil is regenerated in line with your machine’s existing lubrication system. The DST system performs a kidney function to keep the oil in circulation continuously clean. This means super-clean oil can be circulated again and again, enabling constant top performance and top final product quality - with no oil changes or disposal of used oil required.
Stand-alone DST system
A single Stand-alone DST system can be used to regenerate a variety of different oils.
Once the oil in your machine has reached the highest acceptable point of degradation and contamination it can be transported to the Stand-alone DST system for regeneration. In the meantime, your machine is refilled with a new batch of oil.
The collected oil is regenerated: all contaminants are removed, additives are adjusted, and the oil quality is checked and approved for reuse. In this way, we create a completely sustainable, circular loop of industrial oil.
And since no more purchases or disposal of industrial oil are required, more frequent oil changes are viable – offering a significant impact on performance and product quality.
* In Sweden and Mexico the DST systems are currently offered through exclusive licencees and not SKF RecondOil directly.
DST – a proven technology
DST is based on biotechnology developed by our chemists and processing engineers. In the first step of the DST process, a specialized chemical composition, called a booster, is added to the oil. The booster attracts dirt – all the way down to nano-sized particles – while leaving the additives intact.
In the second step, the dirt is separated from the oil, leaving you with clean oil that can be regenerated, again and again.
Our technology has been extensively tested, in real operating conditions. During testing, we have been able to achieve particulate matter reduction of very small particles (less than <0.2 micron) by as much as 90-99%*.
*Measured against ISO 4406:1999
With our performance-based contracts, you’re charged on your operations performance measured against predetermined KPIs – productivity, less downtime, energy use or other relevant parameters – that we establish together with you. Rather than paying for equipment and oil in a traditional, transactional model, both you and SKF are benefitting from maximising your machinery’s productivity, reliability and efficiency.
SKF’s performance-based contracts can be extended to incorporate more than just lubrication. Maybe you want to solve a specific rotating equipment problem, increase your plant and equipment performance, or improve your overall maintenance strategy and efficiency? With access to extensive application insights and the right products, technologies and solutions, we can help you achieve the performance you are looking for from your rotating equipment.