Can I recycle mineral spirits for cleaning transmission parts?

Yes. Solvent Recycling Systems can recycle mineral spirits for cleaning transmission parts by using both on-site and off-site distillation systems that can be connected to a parts washer (available for purchase here). You can then process dirty solvent into new, recycled solvent. The systems are optimized to your exact solvent waste, meaning you only recycle to your facilities waste stream. You have the ability to recycle complex solvent solutions into their isolated solvents for reuse. It's important to also keep in mind that you can seriously damage parts of a transmission using the wrong cleaning solution. For instance, soap and water will immediately oxidize steel components and within second ferrous parts will rust, and clutch steels, shafts and bearings will be compromised.

Mineral spirit is a solvent commonly used for part cleaning because of its ability to quickly dissolve oil, grease, dirt, grime, burnt-on carbon, and heavy lubricants.  The most highly used mineral spirits are petroleum distillates Petroleum distillates are all distillations of petroleum. They include paint thinner (less refined mineral spirit that contains other types of solvents), naphthatoluene, xylene and some “turpentine substitutes” such as Turpentine and T.R.P.S. All of the petroleum distillates and turpentine do essentially the same thing at different evaporation rates.

Although it is effective for cleaning, mineral spirits for cleaning transmission parts raise significant environmental and human health concerns: they contain volatile organic compounds (VOC) that contribute to smog formation and may be toxic when inhaled. Mineral spirits evaporates quickly, making worker exposure difficult to control. Spent mineral spirits is a hazardous waste and facilities are responsible for proper disposal of all hazardous wastes.

When recycled on-site, mineral spirits are easier to handle and operational costs are drastically reduced. You also reduce the need to recycle solvents off-site, where you are liable for every drum of waste that leaves your facilities from cradle-to-grave.

Recycle Mineral Spirits for Cleaning Transmission Parts with Solvent Recycling Systems

Solvent Recycling Systems provide a better and more sustainable model for re-use and recycling of mineral spirits for cleaning transmission parts. Our equipment is adaptable and durable enough to handle basic to complex manufacturing wastes while remaining easy to use and cost-efficient. Our solvent recovery equipment can recycle virtually any solvent used in a wide variety of applications.

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