The 2013 EPA Vessel General Permit (VGP) enacted by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires that all vessels use environmentally acceptable lubricants in all oil-to-sea interfaces unless technically infeasible.
RSC Bio Solutions develops, manufactures and distributes high-performance, minimally toxic, readily biodegradable (as per OECD 301B or ASTM D7373) hydraulic fluids, lubricants, degreasers and absorbents. Our proven line of products is designed to provide an alternative to petroleum based formulas, reducing the risks associated with unauthorized discharges, lowering operating costs and improving the safety of employees and the environment.
Marine lubricants and cleaners
These uniquely engineered marine lubricants and cleaners leave no sheen on the water’s surface and are effective for use in a number of transport vessel applications, including:
- Hydraulic systems
- Controlled pitch propellers
- Stern tubes
- Thruster bearings
- Rudder bearings
- Azimuth thrusters
- Propulsion pods
- Wire rope lubricant
- Other mechanical equipment subject to immersion
Other applications include:
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- Dredging (mechanical buckets, grinders, pulverizers and conveyors)
- Ports (cranes and lift equipment)
- Oil and gas (platforms, drill ships, work boat lift equipment, cranes and winches)
- Any equipment with oil-to-water interfaces
Backed by almost 20 years of proven experience, RSC Bio Solutions has more than 50 OEM approvals, including accreditations from Rolls-Royce, Blohm + Voss and Wartsila. In addition, our EnviroLogic® EAL products are being distributed by Chevron.
By choosing RSC Bio Solutions, companies experience overall systems savings due to lower cleanup and containment costs, reduced risk of fines and less downtime. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Transportation does not consider these products to be hazardous materials, which results in lower shipping costs.
2013 EPA Vessel General Permit (VGP) Compliant Products
RSC Bio Solutions’ EnviroLogic® Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs), including hydraulic, stern tube and thruster oils, multi-purpose grease and SAFECARE® cleaners and their constituent components, meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s definitions of biodegradable, minimally toxic and non bioaccumulative materials, making them 2013 EPA VGP compliant.
EnviroLogic® hydraulic fluids and gear oils
EnviroLogic hydraulic fluids are ideal for marine hydraulic systems. For especially demanding jobs, the ultra high performance, readily biodegradable 3000 Series hydraulic fluids are designed for extreme operating temperatures and pressures and are formulated to provide exceptional oxidation and thermal properties. EnviroLogic hydraulic fluids and gear oils offer superior wear protection and changeover intervals equal to or longer than petroleum based hydraulic oils.
EnviroLogic synthetic gear oils have high antiwear and extreme pressure (AW/EP) properties, excellent corrosion and rust protection and outstanding system cleanliness characteristics. These proven products not only directly replace petroleum based products of the same viscosity, but they also perform as well as or better than those same oils, delivering changeover intervals equal to or longer than the petroleum based alternatives. Suitable for a wide range of marine applications, these products can extend equipment life and are particularly ideal in instances where exposure of oil to the environment is an issue.
EnviroLogic® grease and lubricants
EnviroLogic® 802 is a multi-purpose, lithium-complex, biodegradable NLGI #2 EP grease. It demonstrates excellent dropping point, water resistance and structural stability over an extremely wide range of temperatures. EnviroLogic 802 is also formulated to possess excellent oxidative stability, corrosion protection and AW/EP protection.
EnviroLogic® 268 slushing lubricant is designed for use in heavy-duty wire rope, cable and chain lines, particularly those used in marine environments. As a readily biodegradable lubricant with low toxicity, the product reduces harmful effects when discharged into the environment. The lubricant is based on natural ester technology and is a direct replacement for mineral oil based slushing lubricants.
SAFECARE® cleaners and degreasers
The SAFECARE® series of cleaners is designed for marine applications where performance and safety are of equal importance. These powerful products are readily biodegradable and safe to use, store and dispose of, and depending on the task, these hardworking, concentrated cleaners, degreasers and solvents can be used full strength or diluted. Unlike petroleum based alternatives, the SAFECARE series won’t damage surfaces, people or the environment.
RSC Bio Solutions offers GreenSorb® as an industrial, high performance absorbent for solvents, oils and hydraulic and functional fluids, making spill sites cleaner and safer with less waste. The product line has unique absorbency and encapsulating properties that help reduce costs by lowering the amount of absorbent material required for disposal after spill clean-ups, and potentially eliminating the need for the product to be disposed of as a hazardous material (dependent on EPA TCLIP compliant test and disposition).
GreenSorb brings significant health benefits to professionals who commonly use dusty, potentially carcinogenic products to mitigate and manage chemical spills. The product is proven and has demonstrated superb performance through a number of third-party laboratories. The product is USDA BioPreferred® listed and has been proven to improve workplace safety, providing 20 times more effective dust reduction when compared with typical crushed clay absorbents. It also meets OSHA limits for respirable crystalline silica (<0.1%).
Safer for people and the environment, GreenSorb® is a clay based, highly efficient absorbent ideal for a variety of marine applications, from deck cleaning to handling spills in shipyards.
The EnviroLogic® 200 Series comprises readily biodegradable synthetic gear oils formulated for industrial and thruster applications. These products have high antiwear and extreme pressure (AW/EP) properties, excellent corrosion and rust protection, and outstanding system cleanliness characteristics.
EnviroLogic® 802 is a multi-purpose, lithium-complex, biodegradable NLGI #2 EP grease. It demonstrates excellent dropping point, water resistance and structure stability over an extremely wide range of temperatures.
The EnviroLogic® 3000 Series consists of readily biodegradable synthetic hydraulic fluids designed for extreme operating temperatures and pressures. Because they're formulated to provide exceptional oxidation and thermal properties, these products are ideal for mobile or marine hydraulic and propulsion systems operating in environmentally sensitive areas.
The SAFECARE® series of cleaners is designed for marine applications where performance and safety are of equal importance. These powerful products are readily biodegradable and safe to use, store and dispose of.
There is growing concern regarding the environmental impact and associated costs of petroleum based fluid discharges. As environmental enforcement agencies increase pressures and costs for petroleum lubricant spills, many offshore operators are using or considering environmentally safer products.
The Proven Performance of EnviroLogic Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants in the Offshore and Marine Industries
The unique lubricant formulas developed by RSC Bio Solutions' chemists and engineers are designed to meet or exceed the performance attributes of many conventional products.
Three Companies Team up to Develop Standardized Testing Methods for Readily Biodegradable Hydraulic Fluids
Marine applications contain a variety of equipment and machinery that requires lubricants, oils or greases. The list includes deck hydraulics (winches and cranes), stabilizers, bow thrusters, stern tube and continuous pitch prop, stern and elevator ramps, water-tight doors and even anchor equipment.
RSC Bio Solutions will be showcasing its range of readily biodegradable hydraulic fluids, lubricants, degreasers and absorbents at SMM 2018.
High-performance, readily biodegradable lubricants and cleaners specialist RSC Bio Solutions recently announced the addition of Richard Day as market manager for Europe and the opening of a warehouse facility in Rotterdam, Netherlands, a major expansion to serve the marine and offshore oil and gas industries' needs in the European Union (EU).
RSC Bio Solutions' EnviroLogic® 268 wire rope, cable and chain lubricant has been evaluated by independent laboratories to meet the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) definitions of biodegradable, minimally toxic and not bioaccumulative.
RSC Bio Solutions has announced that its EnviroLogic® 200 and 200 EP series of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) and its EnviroLogic 802 grease, as well as the products' constituent components, have been evaluated by independent laboratories to meet the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) definitions of biodegradable, minimally toxic and not bioaccumulative.
RSC Bio Solutions has announced that its EnviroLogic® Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs), including hydraulic, stern tube and thruster oils, as well as SAFECARE® cleaners and their constituent components, have been evaluated by independent laboratories to meet the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) definitions of biodegradable, minimally toxic and not bioaccumulative.
RSC Bio Solutions has announced that its EnviroLogic® 210 and EnviroLogic 215 readily biodegradable and non-toxic gear oils have passed the stringent performance requirements of Blohm + Voss Industries, a leading global supplier of solutions and services for the maritime industry.