Oil Water Separators
What they are, how they work and what they are used for
An Oil Water Separator is a piece of equipment used for the separation of oil and water mixtures in various industries.
There are Various types of oil water separator systems for different industries
- API oil–water separator
- Oily water separator (marine)
- Gravity plate separator
- Centrifugal oily water separator
- Hydrocyclone oily water separator
- Nut shell filtration
- Downhole oil–water separation
Each one with it’s own features and applications.
HOW THEY WORK
The basic reason this system works is density.
Oil is less dense than water and that is why it floats on the water surface. Waste water form rain or cleaning or company processes enter the oil water separator through the inlet. The system then filters the water through a 3 chamber system, removing solids waste, filtering the water away from the oils and hydrocarbons and releasing the treated waste water to flow to the sewerage system. (No more than 10 ppm free oil allowed)
WHERE SEPARATORS CAN BE FOUND
These units are found in all industries.From Filling Stations and Storage houses, to process plants and mines. These units help to keep hazardous chemicals from entering the sewerage systems and impacting the environment.
Remember to see our maintenance services for Separator Cleaning.
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