Oil as a service - buy once, use forever
With SKF RecondOil, we are changing the business model for the use of industrial oils. Our Double Separation Technology lets you use the same oil again and again.
Your oil purchase and disposal costs are significantly reduced and replaced with our profitable oil as a service fee- or performance-based contracts, in which we deliver SKF oils and technology in tailored, integrated packages.
Into each contract, we incorporate extensive experience of rotating equipment performance, as well as cutting-edge knowhow of oil formulation. 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.
Circular recovery and reuse of industrial oil
SKF RecondOil closes the loop on the use of industrial lubrication oil. By combining our patented Double Separation Technology (DST) with high-performing SKF oil, we can extend the lifespan of the oil almost endlessly.
With DST, a complete recovery and reuse of industrial lubrication oil is possible. Removing contaminant particles smaller than a micron out of industrial oil has previously been nearly impossible. But DST can capture and separate particles and other impurities down to nano-size from the oil.
The technology enables you to continuously purify 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 high-performance oil
SKF RecondOil's Double Separation Technology and SKF high-performance oils enable 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 highly specialized additives formulated by our team of oil experts.
The additives are highly customizable to meet your specific needs. We can also develop new formulas to solve specific problems in your production process.
DST can be delivered in two different ways: inline or offline.*
The DST inline system integrates with your machine’s existing lubrication system. Application-specific, high-performing SKF oil designed for regeneration is introduced into the machine.
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.
The DST-offline system allows you to treat a range of application-specific, high-performing SKF oils. Once the SKF oil in your machine has reached the highest acceptable point of degradation and contamination it can be transported to the DST-offline plant for regeneration. In the meantime, your machine is refilled with a new batch of application-specific SKF oil.
The oil is regenerated, contaminants down to nano levels 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.
*The DST-offline solution is not offered by SKF RecondOil in Sweden or Mexico due to exclusive licenses in these territories.
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 booster is added to the oil. The booster attracts dirt – all the way down to nanosized particles – 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.