Casella installs 200 more units of OPS-1 oil refining system

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Oil Purification Systems (OPS), developer and manufacturer of the OPS-1 onboard oil refining system, announced that Casella Waste Systems — a provider of solid waste, recycling and resource management services in the Northeast — has completed the installation of an additional 200 units of the OPS-1 system to the company’s off-highway and industrial engines. This will bring Casella’s total number of installed OPS-1 systems to more than 1,000 units, according to OPS.

“OPS came in on time and on budget with the first phase of implementation, so it was an easy decision for us to implement the system on our off-highway and industrial equipment,” says Gary Simmons, vice president of fleet management for Rutland, Vt.-based Casella. “The OPS-1 implementation also gives us the ability to have an immediate impact on both the environment and our resource conservation goals, without having to wait months or even years for the real benefits to kick in. We view OPS as a trusted supplier working in partnership with the Casella team.”

This agreement marks the second phase of Casella’s OPS-1 implementation. The company outfitted more than 800 trucks in its fleet last year with the OPS-1 system, which is designed to extend the life of the engines’ oil, while also reducing the company’s oil maintenance and consumption costs. The second phase of the implementation focused on Casella’s off-highway and industrial engines used by landfills, transfer stations and recycling centers.

“Casella is extremely active in identifying and implementing technologies that are both good for the environment, and can also save the company money,” says Greg Slawson, chief operating officer for Shelton, Conn.-based OPS. “We were able to provide Casella with a turnkey solution that is easy for the company to budget, reduces their environmental impact and ultimately allows them to invest more readily in recycling and other resource renewal strategies.”