Detroit Diesel practices the ultimate form of
Detroit, MI— Remanufacturing
is one of the ways that Detroit Diesel is helping to preserve
the world’s environment and natural resources. Detroit Diesel
Remanufacturing Corporation’s five North American centers
remanufacture everything from complete diesel engines to individual
Remanufacturing is considered
the ultimate form of recycling. Recycling commonly refers to products
that are returned to their original raw material state, removing
them from the waste disposal stream by using the raw materials
to manufacture new products, such as melting down engine castings
and using the metals to make new parts.
Studies have shown that the energy
saved each year through global remanufacturing efforts, equals
the electricity generated by five nuclear power plants or 10,744,000
barrels of oil.
Det-roit Diesel avoids placing a significant amount of core material
into the nation’s landfills and helps reduce the amount
of pollution created by the re-smelting and reprocessing of engine
components,” said James Morrow, president of Detroit Diesel
Detroit Diesel’s reliabilt®
remanufacturing process was designed to be environmentally friendly.
A very specific baking process is utilized to clean the cores.
Cores are heated to a temperature that reduces contaminants, such
as oil and grease, to a fine powder. The cores are then media-blasted
to remove the powder and remaining contaminants. The cleaning
process was developed with the intent of utilizing a non-caustic
All cores coming in for remanufacturing
are disassembled by hand. This process makes it much easier to
separate like-type materials. Detroit Diesel’s disassembly
process eliminates that contamination, creating pure alloys from
the parts that end up being scrapped, saving valuable natural