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  • Inherited a drum of oil...

    The facilities manager of our factory just transferred ownership of a new 55 gallon drum of veggie oil to me. It's not food grade oil, we used to use it as coolant in the CNC lathes and mills.

    http://news.thomasnet.com/fullstory/489267

    The used coolant wouldn't have been much use, it would have been full of brass and aluminum dust that would have been very difficult to filter out.

  • #2
    So Dale, I take it you're gonna try to use it? Or are you saying you wouldn't be able to filter out all the contaminants?

    If I understand you correctly, I think you're saying it just wasn't good enough to use for coolant anymore.

    Perhaps I'm confused...lol.

    I think I'd have to make darn sure I had all the metal dust out of that stuff before I sent it through my injectors at 20,000+ psi...
    Greasin & Grinin
    Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
    2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
    2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
    2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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    • #3
      Sorry, too many topics, not enough information... I tend to do that...

      The drum I'm taking home is new, unused veggie oil.

      The used oil could probably be filtered, but I wouldn't chance it with my truck.

      We had switched over from water based coolants to the oil for a couple months in hopes of improving tool life in the machines. It did help a little bit, but it also added to a serious amount of mess. Daily maintenance on the machines resulted in contaminated oil on floors, and being a facility that manufactures oxygen related products regulated by the FDA, it was a huge pain in the butt. The final straw was when a pressurized line burst, distributing oil over a large area that included the ultrasonic cleaning systems, a prototype assembly area, and a portion of the parts warehouse.

      We're back to water based coolants now....and I get a drum of new oil....

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Dale Seeley View Post
        Sorry, too many topics, not enough information... I tend to do that...

        The drum I'm taking home is new, unused veggie oil.

        The used oil could probably be filtered, but I wouldn't chance it with my truck.

        We had switched over from water based coolants to the oil for a couple months in hopes of improving tool life in the machines. It did help a little bit, but it also added to a serious amount of mess. Daily maintenance on the machines resulted in contaminated oil on floors, and being a facility that manufactures oxygen related products regulated by the FDA, it was a huge pain in the butt. The final straw was when a pressurized line burst, distributing oil over a large area that included the ultrasonic cleaning systems, a prototype assembly area, and a portion of the parts warehouse.

        We're back to water based coolants now....and I get a drum of new oil....
        Ah, I got ya...sounds like the vegi didn't work to well for the machining. Interesting though, that's the first I've heard of using it as a machining lubricant.

        Worked out well for you though!
        Greasin & Grinin
        Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
        2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
        2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
        2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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        • #5
          filter the used stuff to 1 micron and use it...i would.

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