When you’re maintaining a fleet of excavators, tri-axle trucks and bulldozers, you’ve got a lot of used motor oil on your hands. At Markowski Excavating, Inc. in Vermont, more than 60,000 gallons of used-oil have been recycled using their Clean Burn CB5000 unit during the past 12 years.
“This large volume used-oil furnace is a workhorse that has paid for itself five times over since we installed it,” says David Markowski, vice president of Markowski Excavating. “We do residential, commercial and industrial site development, clearing, grading and construction. Our fleet works hard and has to be kept in top shape. That means we’re constantly changing the oil in the vehicles. If we were to pay to transport that used-oil away, we’d pay thousands of dollars. Instead, the Clean Burn unit saves us thousands of dollars each year.”
In Bradford, OH, Dick Lavy Trucking offers a 200+ vehicle fleet that operates throughout the eastern half of the United States. The company provides trailer pools, long distance shipping and fast reliable service. According to Dick Lavy, one of the essential aspects that keep his trucks on the road is constant maintenance.
“Our fleet maintenance efforts result in thousands of gallons of used motor oil each year,” says Lavy, president of Dick Lavy Trucking. “We rely on our two Clean Burn furnaces to recycle that used-oil and provide free heat to our maintenance shop. We’ve found the true benefits of this furnace are in savings from having the used-oil transported away for disposal while saving us on the headaches associated with used-oil liability and trucking fees. For us, the Clean Burn furnaces have been a ‘win-win’ situation.”
Clean Burn manufactures three types of used-oil furnaces for different sized operations including the Compact Used-Oil Furnace (Model CB-1400), Low Profile Used-Oil Furnaces (Models CB-1750 and CB-2500) and the Large Volume Used-Oil Furnaces (Models CB-350 and CB-500). The company also produces Used-Oil Coil Tube Boilers (CB-200-CTB, CB-350-CTB and CB-500-CTB) that recycle used-oil into hot water technology for use in car washes, baseboard and in-floor heating, and ice melt applications. The company’s Used-Oil Recycling Center works in tandem with Clean Burn used-oil furnaces and is a self-contained, on-site recycling and heating system that allows businesses to store and burn used-oil conveniently and efficiently.
There are 80,000 Clean Burn functional furnaces and boilers located throughout the world that burn approximately 120 million gallons of used oil each year on-site, at the point of generation. This volume of used oil would otherwise be transported on highway systems and pose a considerable risk to spills and/or contamination to the environment.
Clean Burn holds numerous industry certifications and works with the U.S. government, the Environmental Protection Agency and various associations to help coordinate the establishment of standards and regulations related to heat recovery and recycling efforts involving used motor oils. For more information on Clean Burn, visit www.cleanburn.com or call (800) 331-0183.