Everything you need to know about Thermaldyne

At Thermaldyne, our innovative reclamation technologies are changing the way oil refineries process materials without onsite disposal or incineration. We find a sustainable home for 100% of the recyclable materials we process and are happy to answer any questions you might have about our sustainable process.


Here's everything you need to know about Thermaldyne's sustainable reclamation process, technologies and solutions.

Thermaldyne recovers oil and oil-bearing materials that were historically disposed of, and turns them into renewable energy and non-hazardous materials. In order to provide the most sustainable and comprehensive treatment of oil-bearing materials.

1- Solids

Our process allows us to recycle reusable solids with zero incineration, leveraging our indirect thermal desorption technology. We also recover metals throughout our process.

2- Water

We safely treat all water utilized or separated in our process.

3- Oils and Catalysts

Our technology separates and dewaters the oil within the materials, allowing us to reclaim oil and catalyst more efficiently and effectively than any other methodology.

Our solution processes liquids, solids, catalysts, and sludge.

Acceptable Materials

  • Our VRE permits us to take OBHSM from Refineries
  • K-List, F037, F038,  as OBHSM
  • No minimum or maximum BTU value



  • Hydrotreating & Hydrocracking
  • Molybdenum, Vanadium, Tungsten Metals recovery
  • Must have recoverable oil 

We accept the following products:

  • Clarified slurry oil (CSO)
  • Crude bottoms
  • Tank slurry
  • DAF
  • Slop oil
  • Bundle Sludge
  • API separator
  • Hydrotreating catalyst
  • Other oil-bearing materials

Thermaldyne uses a wide variety and range of equipment (including an indirect Thermal Desorption Units and centrifuges) to separate oil-bearing material into reclaimable assets, and non-haz solids.

Indirect TDU - Solids

  • Vapor Recovery Units
  • Oil/Water Separators
  • Thermal Oxidizer
  • Twin Cooling Screw

3-Phase Centrifuges - Liquids

  • High G Screening System
  • Chemical Enhancing System
  • Boiler System
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant


The Baton Rouge Thermal Plant separates oil-bearing hazardous secondary materials (OBHSM) into reclaimable petroleum, water and solids by employing these technologies:

  • Indirect Thermal Desorption
  • Liquid Separation and Dewatering

The Thermaldyne facility is structured to efficiently meet the high volume needs of our refinery customers with:

  • Highest throughput capacity in the gulf
  • 36,000 sq. ft. material handling building
  • 3,000 barrel liquid storage capacity
  • Robust solids storage capacity

Headquartered in Louisiana with core operations in Baton Rouge, Thermaldyne’s leadership team comprises  professionals with decades of experience in the waste, remediation and oil and gas industries.

The Thermaldyne plant is located on a 28-acre site which includes a 36,000 square ft custom-designed material handling building, our liquid, and solids processing units, and finished product storage.


Thermaldyne is a VRF operating under an exclusion from the definition of solid waste. Thermaldyne currently operates pursuant to a VRF Variance issued by the LDEQ.

Oil-bearing hazardous secondary material (OBHSM) transported to Thermaldyne’s Port Allen facility for reclamation that meets specified criteria is thereby excluded from the definition of a solid waste (and by extension a hazardous waste).

The variance allows facilities to send material on a bill of lading (BOL) as an excluded material.