Environmental Protection

OPS-1 Wins Excellence Award from NAEP

The National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) selected the OPS-1 TM on-board oil refining system from Oil Purification Systems (OPS) as the 2009 Best Available Environmental Technology, according to a May 5 press release.

The association chose the system based on its ability to help fleet owners reduce oil consumption, cut oil maintenance costs by as much as 80 percent, and extend equipment life while also minimizing negative effects to the environment.

"We are pleased to recognize a product like the OPS-1 system that is demonstrating excellence environmental improvements," said Robert Cunningham, NAEP Awards Committee chair. "Oil Purification Systems has displayed, with noted results, an innovative method to reduce oil consumption and provide significant environmental impact, all while helping trucking fleet operators save money."

Customers implementing the fluid cleaning technology run more than 120,000 miles between oil changes and save thousands of dollars a year in oil maintenance costs. Broad adoption of the technology could decrease national oil consumption by close to 2 billion barrels per year, while global adoption could cut consumption by many times that amount, the release said.

"OPS is honored to be recognized by the National Association of Environmental Professionals, an organization that is dedicated to improving our environment," said Greg Slawson, chief operating officer for OPS. "Our fluid cleaning technology was developed to help other businesses meet that same goal. We are confident that our technology will continue to play an even greater role in environmental sustainability efforts, while also helping companies save money in oil maintenance costs, for many years to come." The fluid cleaning system removes the solid and liquid contaminants from engine oil, virtually eliminating the need for routine oil changes. Founded in 2002, OPS is headquartered in Shelton, Conn., and has production facilities in Waterbury, Conn.

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