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Quality Recycled Steel
  


According to the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), approximately 120,000 tons of low carbon residual steel is available from used oil filters each year.  Our "Mega Crusher" has the ability of producing 120 tons per day of quality scrap steel, that does not drip oil.

Our extruded oil filter scrap will save you 20% on your scrap costs and provide you with a very dense scrap product with consistent melt chemistries. 
     


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How Vortex Recycling's Scrap Steel Saves You Money!

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High bulk density of 90 to 100+ pounds per cubic foot.  This is better than punchings, bushelings, shredded, or heavy melts.
 

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Consistent chemistry due to the alloys used in the original manufacturing of our scrap product means consistent melt chemistry.  Use MEGA CRUSHER bricks as a sweetener to dilute the residual content of the lower quality scrap.
 

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High yield of 85.3%, contributing to more efficient furnace utilization.
 

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Carbon savings of $1.86 per ton for medium grade carbon steels due to the inherent carbon content of the encapsulated filter paper.  It may also help to preheat the charge to save melt energy.
 

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Slower, controlled BTU release during the melt due to only 1/10th of the solid brick's surface area exposed to the furnace heat.

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Consistent, furnace-ready train car or semi-load quantities up to 100 tons per day.

FINALLY

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VORTEX'S MEGA CRUSHER PROCESS IS A COMPLETE DIFFERENT PROCESS THAN THE COMPETITION.
 

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No comparison to "filter cubes" or "hockey-pucked" used oil filters.
 

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Vortex has been operating the MEGA CRUSHER for 8 years on the west coast.
>A proven process and product for a dependable constant supply.
>Patented process and machine.
>The largest, most powerful, and most efficient compactor in the industry.
>400,000 pound crush force, creating 8,000 psi compaction from all directions.
 

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MEGA CRUSHER bricks do not drip oil.
>Our process produces sufficient heat and has enough dwell time to allow the oil to reach the surface and drip out before the sponge effect sucks the loose oil back into the brick.
>This prevents furnace flare-ups and bag house fires that you may get by using "filter cubes" or "hockey-pucked" used oil filters.
 

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Using MEGA CRUSHER bricks can further enhance a steel mill's recycle-friendly public image by completing the last step in the used oil filter "cradle-to-grave" recycling process.


Crushed Filter Density Chart
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Typical Chemistry of MEGA CRUSHED Steel Scrap
Yield C Mn P S Si Cu Ni Cr Mo Sn
85.3% 1.59% .20% .033% .048% .02% .014% .00% .03% 00.% .034%
Note the high carbon content in the melt, saving $1.86 per ton of steel in carbon costs.
Tests by K.D. Peaslee and D.E. Roberts II, University of Missouri - Rolla, Dept. of Metallurgical Eng.

 

 
     


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Last modified: March 07, 2002