With regulatory guidelines from the U.S. EPA, Marpol and other environmental organizations, many savvy companies and organizations are turning to alternative solutions for hydraulic fluid to better protect the environment from damage and to better protect themselves as a company from high fines or penalties. Readily biodegradable fluids, one alternative solution, are able to reduce the workplace hazards and environmental risks associated with spills or leaks that can not only tarnish a company’s reputation, but also lead to costly remediation involving clean-up, potential regulatory fines and equipment or employee downtime.
Underwater construction and dredging applications demand companies who understand the challenges of operating in sensitive environmental areas. Successful contractors meet those difficult challenges with a balance of the right expertise, the right equipment, the right employees and the right environmental products. In the realm of environmentally acceptable products, readily biodegradable hydraulic fluids can help underwater construction contractors to successfully limit their ecological impact and simultaneously accomplish the job specifications.