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RE: Motor Oil Changing
- Subject: RE: Motor Oil Changing
- From: "Butner, Robert S" <butner@BATTELLE.ORG>
- Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 14:35:17 -0400 (EDT)
- List-Name: P2Tech
- Reply-To: "Butner, Robert S" <butner@BATTELLE.ORG>
Bob Gamble (firstname.lastname@example.org) asks "A water authority
with a fleet of 125 vehicles is looking
for information on cost effective alternatives to changing
motor oil on a time/mileage basis. I have heard that there
are labs that will analyze oils for this purpose but that it
is not cost effective for vehicles smaller than locomotives.
Is this true and/or are there vendors of materials for on-site
I am presently staring at a well-worn copy of "Leading the Way in
Pollution Prevention: Federal Facilities Share Successes,"
which was published by the Alaska Dept. of Enviro Conservation in 1995. On
page 19, there's a short write-up on the use of aoil analyzer used by
Eielson AFB (near Anchorage). The case study claims that the device (which
is not described) costs ~ $8,000 and had a payback period of approx. 4
months. The analyzer evaluates silica content, iron, and metals content.
Upon switching to an oil-change-as-needed basis, oil use was reduced by
Sounds pretty slick to me.
ADEC Contact is:David Wigglesworth, 907-269-7582, 555 Cordova St.,
Anchorage, AK 99501, DWiggles@envircon.state.ak.us. Hope this helps.
Scott Butner (email@example.com)
Senior Research Scientist, Environmental Technology Division
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
4000 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA 98105