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Corpus Christi Army Depot

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Reclamation

Industry: Military

Wastes Reduced: Oil

Substance: Lubricating Oil

Equipment: Filtration

Location: Corpus Christi TX

No. of employees: 3500

Contact: Chuck Gawanes

Phone: (512) 939-4170


In November of 1992 a system was designed to reduce the amount of off-set transfers of generated waste lube oils. Three mobile recovery units were installed to recycle and extend the life of lubrication oils.

P2 Application:

This process was designed to purify and remove dirt, solids, and moisture from process machines during their actual productive use and without shutdown. The machine and lube oil life increased up to 3 fold.

Environmental Benefits:

The waste oil reclamation unit decreased hazardous materials generation through the internal recycling of media.

Details of Reductions

Additional Information :

The initial capital cost was $88,000 with a savings of $20,000 annually. The savings are due to lower operating costs, the reuse of waste oil, the increased life of the machine, and the reduction of costs associated with used oil regulations. The payback period is 4 years.

Source: TCEQ

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