Sustainable Fort Novosel
Sustainable Fort Novosel
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MISSION: In order to sustain the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Novosel's training, readiness, and quality of life needs, we will provide the guidance, actions, and customer assistance necessary to comply with all environmental laws and regulations, prevent pollution where possible, protect and conserve vital natural resources, and continually improve our operations.

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Parts Washer Management

Clarus Parts Washers

As part of a hazardous waste minimization project, Fort Novosel purchased Clarus parts washer machines that have an integrated filtration system. This filtration system extends the life of the solvent by removing contaminants that would otherwise decrease the solvency. The machines have replaced the leased machines that were previously used on the installation. Successful implementation of this initiative was seen during the first year of operation. That year, annual solvent waste was reduced by approximately 90%, and annual operating and life cycle costs were reduced by approximately 80%.   

The solvent that is currently used in the parts washers is New II PRF680,Type 2, manufactured by Ecolink (NSN 6850-01-474-2316).   

Maintenance and Repair

The HMCC visually inspects the parts washers monthly, including the fluid level and the filter pressure. The HMCC personnel will add solvent as necessary and change solvent by request. Low fluid in the machines is indicated by an "add 5 gallons" level on the fluid indicator or spitting and/or gurgling when attempting to use the equipment.

Fort Novosel replaced most of the parts washer machines in May 2016.  

Please contact DPW-ENRD at 334-255-0487 for additional information related to the Clarus Parts Washer program and for managing any wastes generated by the parts washers. 

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