Oil Reclamation

How Is Industrial Oil Reclaimed?

Reclaiming oil should not be confused with recycling oil: a process utilizing filtering techniques. Reclaiming is unique in that the oil is restored to its original condition: to the quality of “new” oil. The used oil is tested by our laboratory personnel to determine the presence of particulate matter, oxidation, and other factors affecting the reclamation process. The first phase of reclaiming involves gravity settling which eliminates the water and dirt contamination. 

The treatment process we use to reclaim your oil is call adsorption and is the same process used in the refining of oils. Oil is chemically treated with compounds called absorbents. These absorbents remove by-products from the oil. We then determine what additives are required to bring the oil back to its original specification and an adjustment can be made. Each oil requires a different solution and must be tested throughout processing to ensure satisfactory results. When the process is complete, your oil is returned to you in like-new condition, having the same protection and lubrication properties you can depend on.

  1. Customer products are kept segregated and are done on batch by batch basis
  2. Product is dried, chemically treated, filtered and adjusted to specifications
  3. Certificate of analysis is provided on the finished product

ULTRASPEC specializes in off-site reclamation.
Oil reclamation is not just oil recycling, it restores the oil to the specifications of new oil by removing by-products, adjusting viscosity and replacing the additives which are required to restore the oil to the original specifications. This is what makes us unique in the industry.

Typical Products for Reclamation:

  • Hydraulic Oil
  • Gear Oil
  • Quench Oil
  • Cutting Oil
  • Drawing Lubricants

Total amount required for processing: 1,000 gallons minimum

  • Drums
  • Totes (275 through 550 gallon)
  • Bulk (2,500 gallon through 6,000 gallons)


  • Recommended of individual products when possible
  • When not possible, finished product provided will be determined on nature of incoming mixture

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Please provide 1 quart sample of used oil and 1 quart sample of new oil sample. Download and complete the Reclamation Feasibility Data Sheet  below to submit with your sample.