CASE STUDIES

 

Drilling company cuts cost by 50% with IAS

 

This company is a top-hole air drilling company. They mainly service drilling sites in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The company previously used non-recyclable or “disposable” absorbents at all of their drilling site. When the absorbents were saturated, the absorbents were transported in plastic trash bags back to their facility and placed into dumpsters. The dumpsters were hauled to an incinerator and the saturated absorbents were burned.


Industrial Absorbent Solutions (IAS) now provides the drilling company with recyclable absorbents and collection drums for their operators to use on site. Once the collection drums are filled, they are then transported back to the facility and stored for the IAS drivers to come and pick up.

The company was concerned with lowering costs and reducing the liability of air and ground pollution associated with incineration.


IAS absorbents and recycling service has reduced cost by 50% and eliminated 90% of waste incinerated.


Falcon utilized the full-service option.  IAS absorbents were brought into the facility to replace all non-recyclable absorbents in their inventory at no cost. Collection drums were supplied at no charge. The only charge is for full drums picked up.

Drastic reduction in usage and cost


A South Carolina company which specializes in the manufacturing of bearings and other various fine tool developments. Previously, the company was purchasing approximately 25,000 absorbent wipes per week for their workers to use in the manufacturing process. The wipes (once soiled) were sent to a landfill for disposal, and new wipes had to be purchased to replace them.


IAS’s absorbent recycling program created for the company's site allowed for a drastic reduction in absorbent wipe usage, significant cost savings, and the complete removal of any items going into the landfill. For 2013, this company estimated that IAS’s recycling service will save 50% of what they spent in 2012.


 IAS absorbents were brought into the facility to replace all non-recyclable absorbents in their inventory at no cost. Collection drums were supplied at no charge. The only charge is for full drums picked up.

Eliminate the liability of employees throwing gas soaked absorbents in trash


A petroleum transporting company provides thousands of customers gasoline in several states weekly. It is a large task for this transporter based in North Carolina. The secret to being an effective transporter is to work out of regional terminals and this can create logistical nightmares when trying to deal with oily absorbent mats used at the terminals during the transfer.


To help alleviate this frustration, Industrial Absorbent Solutions (IAS) created a custom recycling plan that would allow each terminal to act independently and recycle the soiled absorbents (as needed). The recycling program is a great cost savings measure for the terminals and an added bonus for the company’s waste minimization plan. But most importantly, it simplified the program and relieved the company from the liability of drivers disposing of the saturated absorbents in the landfill.


The cost savings varies from terminal to terminal, but on the average, each terminal is saving almost 30% with IAS’s recycling program.

 IAS absorbents were brought into the facility to replace all non-recyclable absorbents in their inventory at no cost. Collection drums were supplied at no charge. The only charge is for full drums picked up. The company calls when they have full barrels for pick up.
 

CASE STUDY

 

Recyclable Absorbents Vs. Granular Clay

 

One of our customers recently tested the difference between the granular absorbent  they previously used and their 2 types of  IAS recyclable absorbent mats (Quilted and Gray Felt).

The customer has seen a drop of nearly 40% in the total waste for the facility. This drop in usage is explained in how IAS absorbents compare to clay absorbents. You are welcome to call us for the contact information of the customer who performed the test. They did not want their information posted on the web.