RSC Bio Solutions manufactures and distributes high performance, minimally toxic hydraulic fluids, lubricants, degreasers and absorbents that are readily biodegradable as per OECD 301B or ASTM D7373. Its proven product line offers an alternative to petroleum based formulas, reducing the risks associated with unauthorized discharges into the ocean. This lowers costs for offshore operators and improves the safety of workers and the environment.
The company’s unique marine lubricants and cleaners leave the water’s surface unsheened and are effective for use in a wide range of offshore applications, including hydraulic systems, lift equipment, cranes and winches. Other marine vessel applications include controlled pitch propellers, thrusters, stern tubes, thruster bearings, stabilizers, rudder bearings, azimuth thrusters, propulsion pods, wire rope and any equipment with oil-to-water interfaces.
With almost 20 years of experience, RSC Bio Solutions has more than 50 original equipment manufacturer approvals, including from global companies such as Rolls Royce and Blohm & Voss. Its EnviroLogic® EAL products are distributed by Chevron.
RSC Bio Solutions offers companies overall systems savings due to lower cleanup and containment costs, reduced risk of fines and less downtime. The U.S. Department of Transportation does not consider these products to be hazardous materials, resulting in reduced shipping costs.
2013 EPA Vessel General Permit (VGP) compliant products
RSC Bio Solutions’ EnviroLogic environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) include hydraulic, stern tube and thruster oils and SAFECARE® cleaners and constituent components. These meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s definition of biodegradable, minimally toxic and not bioaccumulative, making them 2013 EPA VGP compliant.
EnviroLogic® hydraulic fluids and gear oils
EnviroLogic hydraulic fluids and gear oils are ideal for marine hydraulic systems. The ultra high performance readily biodegradable 3000 Series of hydraulic fluids is designed for extreme operating temperatures and pressures and is formulated to provide exceptional oxidation and thermal properties. EnviroLogic hydraulic fluids and gear oils offer superior wear protection. Their changeover intervals are equal to or longer than petroleum based hydraulic oils.
EnviroLogic synthetic gear oils have high antiwear properties, excellent corrosion and rust protection and outstanding system cleanliness. They will not only directly replace petroleum based products of the same viscosity, but also perform as well as, and in many cases 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 suitable 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 extreme pressure/antiwear protection.
The EnviroLogic 268 lubricant is designed for the heavy-duty wire rope, cable and chain lines that are used in marine environments. As a readily biodegradable lubricant with low toxicity, the product reduces the harmful effects that occur when discharged into the environment. It is based on natural ester technology and is a direct replacement for mineral oil based chain oils.
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. 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 to reduce costs by lowering the amount of absorbent material required for disposal after spill clean ups, and also potentially eliminating the need for the product to be disposed of as a hazardous material (dependent on EPA TCLIP-compliant tests and disposition).
GreenSorb brings significant health benefits to professionals who commonly use dusty, potentially carcinogenic products to mitigate and manage chemical spills. It is a proven product that has demonstrated superb performance through a number of third-party laboratories. GreenSorb is USDA BioPreferred® listed and has been proven to improve workplace safety through 20 times dust reduction compared with typical crushed clay absorbents. It also meets OSHA limits for respirable crystalline silica (under 0.1%).