CONDIS Recycling Services at a glance

Capacitors' end-of-life disposal

When utilities upgrade their infrastructure, it typically results in a significant amount of waste of raw materials such as porcelain, silicone, polypropylene, aluminum and dielectric oil. Unfortunately, these materials end up in landfills at best. Public awareness of environmental issues has increased in recent years, especially in terms of end-of-life decisions that have a significant impact.

As a major contributor to the high-voltage grid, CONDIS® offers an eco-responsible product return and recycling program that makes it easy for utility customers by managing end-of-life disposal.

This program ensures that obsolete capacitors are transported safely to in-house facilities where they are dismantled and prepared for safe, reliable and sustainable recycling.

Safety concerns

  • High-voltage capacitors contain pressurized oil
  • Residual charges may remain in the conductor, even when unplugged
  • Dielectric fluid is flammable

Ecological concerns

  • The dielectric fluid is a chemical pollutant
  • New regulations forbid the environmentally toxic PCB in old capacitors

Advantages:

  • Eco-responsible product return and recycling program
  • Obsolete capacitors are transported safely to in-house facilities where they are dismantled and prepared for safe, reliable and sustainable recycling

CONDIS Services would be happy to help you evaluate the best option for your assets. Do not hesitate to contact us at services@condis.ch. We’re looking forward to collaborating with you!