Hydraulic Oil Cleanup

Due to the importance of hydraulic oil for the functionality of a variety of machines, it would be beneficial to understand how to properly perform hydraulic oil cleanup in the event of a spill. Hydraulic oil or fluid, as the name suggests, is used as the means of power transfer in a hydraulic mechanical system. However, hydraulic oil has a slew of other purposes depending on the machine in question such as acting as a lubricant, being a medium for heat transfer or special functionalities like modifying the friction of certain parts or providing fire resistance.

No matter the particular function, when hydraulic oil is spilled it can cause a huge mess. Fresh hydraulic fluid often has a yellow tint, and when used the fluid can become murky leading to a high chance of staining whatever surface it’s been spilled on. Also, because most hydraulic oils and fluids are derived from mineral oils, they can leave a pungent odor even when cleaned up using traditional methods. However, these problems are a thing of the past with the introduction of Oil Solutions hydrocarbon cleanup products.


Using Oil Solutions Products for Hydraulic Oil Cleanup

Hydraulic oil cleanup has never been easier than with Oil Solutions patented oil remediation products. Rather than simply picking up oil from the surface of a spill, OS products work to completely handle the entire spill. Using the science of microencapsulation on a microscopic level, hydraulic oil is surrounded within a silica matrix and neutralized. This means that the entire spill along with its accompanying characteristics of the stain and odor are eliminated on the spot. There’s no need for more than one product and the spill can be handled in a fraction of the time it would normally take to clean.

OS Oil Absorbent Powder


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We suggest using OS Oil Absorbent Powder to clean up hydraulic oil spills.  It’s easy to use hydraulic oil spills by following these simple steps:

  1. Try to control wherever the spill originated from to avoid any additional spillage during the cleaning process.
  2. Once controlled, apply OS Oil Absorbent Powder to the entire area of the hydraulic oil spill.
  3. Using a broom, spread the OS Oil Absorbent Powder throughout the spill, which will produce a rubber compound.
  4. Collect the combined hydraulic oil and OS Powder and dispose of it in a normal trash receptacle.
  5. Gather the excess OS Oil Absorbent Powder and put it back in the bag for future use.

That’s all there is to it! Cleaning hydraulic fluid and other hydrocarbon spills can now be completed in a fraction of the time and the potential damages are avoided. If you are interested in receiving more information about our hydraulic oil cleanup products or to inquire about purchasing, call Oil Solutions International today at (631) 608-8889 or fill out our contact form. A representative will contact you as soon as possible so you can find out more about the amazing products we offer.