Coolant Challenges & Costs
When the Newbury facility began experiencing leakage of tramp oil into its coolant the company quickly began searching for a solution. in addition to the unpleasant odor that oil-laden coolant produces, the cause of the problem - anaerobic bacteria that forms iii the tank - can compromise the work environment The resulting contaminated coolant can begin to smoke when it comes in contact with the heat from a cutting tool in operation. Moreover as Hahn Manufacftiring plarit manager Gary Ott reveals, maintenance and disposal costs also can be of great concem,
‘We were looking at changing the coolant every six months or so, which in a 50 gallon tank of metal working fluid can become very costly ven’ fast, Ott says.
The costs of proper disposal were proving to be even mure pruliibitive thaii thuse associated with shurtened coolant life. “Disposal expenses were becoming even greater that the cost of replacing the tank with entirely new fluid, he acknowledges.