Environmental Laboratory

  • New, eco-friendly initiative for oil sampling

New, eco-friendly initiative for oil sampling

Aug 25 2020 Read 247 Times

As part of their ongoing sustainability agenda, Socotec is encouraging clients to consider switching to reusable sample pumps in place of single-use syringes. This change reduces the amount of contaminated plastic waste, along with the associated costs for safe disposal. These pumps are extremely durable and can last for several years when used correctly, preventing a build-up of hazardous waste on landfill sites. 

Once syringes have been in contact with oil, they are classified as hazardous waste and must be disposed of in a safe, eco-friendly manner. Therefore, as part of the new initiative, Socotoec has proposed that all oil-contaminated plastics will be recycled into low-grade plastics by an approved waste carrier. This allows clients to benefit from a significant saving on waste disposal costs, as well as reducing their level of plastic consumption.

“Moving from syringes to pumps for their gearbox oil sampling has led to a massive reduction in contaminated plastic waste and an increase in sample reliability, contributing greatly to our organisation’s continued push towards becoming more environmentally friendly,” said Chris Halsall, systems engineer, Southeastern Railway. “The transition was smooth and hassle-free, with all materials prepared by Socotoec well before they were required.” 

“The transition from the single-use syringe over to the reusable pump has been a very positive move in reducing the amount of plastic waste produced on site,” commented Sambit Banerjee, managing director, Siemens Mobility Limited. “It has also reduced the amount of packaging we receive from Socotec containing the new sample kits, both of which are positive moves in helping our organisation to become more environmentally-friendly.” 

“At Socotec, we are always looking for new ways in which to streamline and improve our processes for the better, and we are confident that this new oil sampling initiative will be wholly beneficial for both our clients and the wider organisation,” commented Jim Clay, business director, Labs & Analytical, Socotec UK. 

“Encouraging clients to switch to reusable pumps will allow us to further enhance their environmental performance, while also strengthening Socotec’s commitment to building trust and safety for a more sustainable world.”

Reader comments

Do you like or dislike what you have read? Why not post a comment to tell others / the manufacturer and our Editor what you think. To leave comments please complete the form below. Providing the content is approved, your comment will be on screen in less than 24 hours. Leaving comments on product information and articles can assist with future editorial and article content. Post questions, thoughts or simply whether you like the content.

Post a Comment





Digital Edition

Asian Environmental Technology September 2020

September 2020

In This Edition Business News - Space weather monitoring to get major upgrade in new research programme - Monitoring weather conditions on Mars - Environmental researchers from Linnaeus Uni...

View all digital editions

Events

WEFTEC 2020

Oct 05 2020 Virtual event

International Energy Week - POSTPONED

Oct 06 2020 Kuching, Malaysia

10th St Petersburg International Gas Forum

Oct 06 2020 St. Petersburg, Russia

Ecofira

Oct 06 2020 Valencia, Spain

View all events