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Transformer Oil Recycling

Conserving a non-renewable resource.


Transformer oil (also known as insulating oil) is a non-renewable resource that can be re-refined into new product for reuse. When not handled properly, transformer oil can be harmful to the environment as well as humans. At Aevitas, we are a leading hazardous waste management industry specialist in providing industrial manufacturers and electrical utility companies across Canada with transformer oil processing services. Our transformer oil facility receives, treats, and re-refines used transformer oil, removing virtually all PCB content within it, and producing new, high quality transformer oil for supply to the transformer market.

The transformer oil treatment process we use at Aevitas is just one of the recycling services we offer that allows for the continued use of a non-renewable resource. Our fleet of trucks and dedicated oil tankers allow us to drain and transport large or small volumes from coast to coast. Our highly trained and experienced on-site transformer oil personnel know exactly what to do when called upon to drain transformers and various other electrical equipment safely and effectively. For environmentally sensitive locations, our company's personnel will deploy our portable "spill containment berm", allowing the full truck or tanker volume to be contained in an emergency rupture or spill situation.

Our transformer oil facility is a registered waste receiver with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC). Our transformer oil recycling service produces high quality transformer oil that is well-suited for transformer applications:

MODEF60 Mineral Insulating Oil

Our organization's MODEF60 mineral insulating oil is a re-refined transformer oil that is napthenic based. MODEF60 meets existing CSA and ASTM quality standards and is shipped throughout Canada. Our ability to supply and deliver by tanker, tote, drum, or pail meets virtually every customer requirement. MODEF60 can be supplied in either Type I or Type II (Inhibited) formulations. Our Type II Inhibited transformer oil can be added to existing transformer oil to re-inhibit and halt the oxidation process that naturally occurs within transformers over time. Once a client provides us with their particular requirements and transformer volumes, we can formulate and supply them with the necessary amount of supercharged Inhibited transformer oil. Please view technical information for our Type I and type II transformer oils by visiting:

Additional transformer oil services

For customers with long term transformer oil storage issues, our company's 700,000 litre capacity transformer oil tank farm can help. Our transformer oil tank farm is concrete contained and was built on a geosynthetic membrane to eliminate any potential environmental risk. All pumping to and from our transformer oil tank farm is conducted within our self-contained Quonset hut. We also maintain a supply of silicone transformer fluid which is recycled and reprocessed for use in either retrofilling or silicone fluid level top ups on existing silicone filled transformers. We can supply in either tote, drum, or pail depending on particular customer needs. For more information on our silicone transformer fluid, please visit SDS silicone fluid.

Should your industrial transformer require draining, refilling or an oil exchange (retrofill), depend on our on-site transformer oil professional services to do the job. Our professional staff work to perfect our transformer oil processing services, and all of our other recycling services, to give you the best possible results. Contact our company today to discover how, by selecting us to re-refine your transformer oil, you will be making a responsible choice.

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