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Two 25L unknown 'coolant' barrels, care to guess the contents?

Peri

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Six months ago ordered 2 barrels of Exol Excelfluid RR from a supplier.

They arrived, and are labelled as RR, with slightly different batch numbers. When I came to use them, they turned out to look nothing like the fluid we normally use.

I got in touch with the supplier, and sent them the picture below. They immediately sent out two new barrels, and said they'd be in touch if they wanted the originals back.

So, it's been a few months and I've heard nothing. Before I dispose of them, can anyone hazard a guess as to what they might be?

We only use one type of cutting fluid here, so our knowledge is very limited. I know it's a long shot, but I'm hoping someone with a bit of experience can take one look and nail it - before I throw away something that could potentially be valuable.

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The far left is what I expect 'normal' RR + water to look like. The other shows each barrel, one cup neat, the other with water added.

Thanks
 
Six months ago ordered 2 barrels of Exol Excelfluid RR from a supplier.

They arrived, and are labelled as RR, with slightly different batch numbers. When I came to use them, they turned out to look nothing like the fluid we normally use.

I got in touch with the supplier, and sent them the picture below. They immediately sent out two new barrels, and said they'd be in touch if they wanted the originals back.

So, it's been a few months and I've heard nothing. Before I dispose of them, can anyone hazard a guess as to what they might be?

We only use one type of cutting fluid here, so our knowledge is very limited. I know it's a long shot, but I'm hoping someone with a bit of experience can take one look and nail it - before I throw away something that could potentially be valuable.

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The far left is what I expect 'normal' RR + water to look like. The other shows each barrel, one cup neat, the other with water added.

Thanks
55 gal. drums? You may want to force them to take it back for what it will cost to get rid of potentially hazardous waste.
 
25L is only about 6 1/2 gallons. :)

We have a contract with a waste disposal firm who take all our old fluids, as well as the various liquids from the on site automotive teaching centre - getting rid of it isn't a problem, but it'd be a shame to just get rid of it when it could potentially be worth a couple of hundred quid a barrel. Standard RR is £135 a 25L barrel, and we buy that 'cause it's cheap :D
 
The light green stuff looks like something I used to use in the grinders. Can't think of the name but it was the cheapest non-home-made coolant for a grinder. Ran it in the i.d. and cylindricals, worked okay. Looked a little bit like waves on the beach when I was daydreaming.
 








 
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