This SAE Aerospace Information Report(AIR) covers the generation of used phosphate ester aviation hydraulic fluid (AS1241) that is deemed waste because it does not meet in-service limits for use in aircraft. This document also lists the relevant United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) regulations on used hydraulic fluid that are in force at the time of this report''s publication. Regulations of other countries as well as those for states and municipalities should be consulted prior to initiating any of the waste disposal recommendations listed here.
This document recommends actions for minimizing waste hydraulic fluid as well as practices for disposing of waste hydraulic fluid.
The purpose of this document is to instruct the users of AS1241 hydraulic fluid on appropriate actions for minimizing the generation of waste hydraulic fluid, thereby allowing for longer service life of the fluid and reducing operating costs associated with the handling and disposal of waste fluid.