DE-ASHED LUBE PLANT BUILT FOR RE:GROUP UKIn 2010, FFS Refiners designed and built a De-Ashed Lubrication plant (DAL) for UK company RE:Group, who are in the same business as FFS Refiners in South Africa - processing and selling industrial heating fuels.
With the introduction of FFS Refiners' proprietary De-Ashed Lubrication technology, RE:Group was able to meet the new legal requirements on used lube oil in terms of the EU directive on waste and the Quality Protocol for end-of-waste.
RE:Group are now able to produce up to 36 000 tonnes per year of a quality Processed Fuel Oil (PFO). The advantage of the FFS process is the 96% recovery of oil and the less than 1% by volume of solid waste produced. The average ash content of the final product produced by the DAL process is <0,1% by mass, making the product suitable for boiler fuel applications.
AUSTRALIAN LUBE OIL RECYCLING PLANTFFS Refiners supplied the hydrogenation technology, designed and built this lube oil recycling plant for Transpacific Refiners in Australia.
The equipment, vessels and piping were fabricated in FFS' Durban workshops and then shipped to Australia for assembly on site by FFS' engineers.
Commissioned in August 2007 this R160m plant was designed to produce 36 million litres a year of recycled base oil. The product produced is a quality Group 1 SN150 base oil of good colour, suitable for re-use in lubricating oils.