We offer a complete line of high efficiency, stainless steel, above ground oil water separators that will remove nearly 100% of free and dispersed non-emulsified oil and settleable solids from the waste stream.
Our staff of experienced engineers will provide you with an innovative, efficient, and cost effective solution to your oily waste water issues – just give us a call at 800-453-8639.
Innovative Oil & Water Separation
Oil water separators use parallel corrugated plates to cause the oil droplets in the water to increase in size, thereby speeding the gravity separation process. We enhance this process with our innovated UNIPACK cross-fluted media design with an internal structure of interconnecting channels with multiple crossing points between adjacent plates.
Coalescing of the oil droplets takes place in three steps:
- Corrugated plates intercept oil droplets as the oil/water mixture flows through the separator.
- New droplets coalesce with retained droplets, to make larger droplets.
- Enlarged oil droplets separate from the water and rise to the surface
Features of the Oil & Water Separators
- Heavy-duty stainless steel construction
- Conforms to the guidelines of API 421
- Unique UNIPACK cross fluted media design – reduces size of separator
- 99% oil and solids removal
- Range of options and sizes available to fit your application
- Low maintenance and operational costs
- Easy cleaning through removable vapor tight covers
- No moving parts or power consumption
- No chemicals, absorbent or filter cartridges to remove, replace or dispose of
- Compact size
Water & Oil Separator Technology
The most common approach to the design of oil water separators is to configure parallel corrugated plates that cause the oil droplets to increase in size, thereby speeding the gravity separation process. We use a unique Unipack cross fluted design with an internal structure of interconnecting channels having many crossing points between adjacent plates. This produces enhanced efficiencies in significantly smaller units. Our Unipack construction requires a unit with only 5000 gallons capacity to produce the same yield of a traditional separator unit with 15,000 gallon capacity at a flow rate of 500 gallons per minute.
Above Ground Oil Water Separator Models & Flow Rate Table
|Model #||Average Flowrate (GPM)||Approximate Dimensions W x H x L (ft)|
|WB-GS-1||3||1 x 2 x 4|
|WB-GS-2||8||2 x 2 x 4|
|WB-GS-3||12||3 x 2 x 4|
|WB-GM-1||6||1 x 2 x 5|
|WB-GM-2||12||2 x 2 x 5|
|WB-GM-3||18||3 x 2 x 5|
|WB-GM-1-1H||12||1 x 3 x 5|
|WB-GM-2-1H||24||2 x 3 x 5|
|WB-GM-3-1H||36||3 x 3 x 5|
|WB-AG-2||60||2 x 3 x 7|
|WB-AG-3||90||3 x 3 x 7|
|WB-AG-4||120||4 x 3 x 7|
|WB-AG-4-1H||150||4.5 x 5.3 x 9|
|WB-AG-5-1H||200||4.5 x 5.3 x 10|
|WB-AG-6||500||6.5 x 5.3 x 12|
|WB-AG-7-HP||900||7.5 x 6.5 x 14|
|WB-AG-8||1250||7.5 x 7.5 x 16|
|WB-AG-10||3000||10 x 7.5 x 20|
|WB-AG-12||4500||12.5 x 9 x 26|
FAQs: Oil Water Separation
- How does the flow process work?
- How do you maintain an oil water separator?
- How does the oil separator remove the oil from water?
- What are the advantages to an oil water separator system?
- What is the difference between a clarifier oil water separator and an oil water separator?
- Why would you choose an above ground oil water separator vs. a below ground oil water separator?
Case Studies: Oil Water Separators
- Case Study of Oil Water Separator w/ Wash/Rinse Sewer Pre-Treat System This project was unique in that it was located in one of the strictest wastewater authorities in the state of North Carolina. [ read full study ]
- Case Study of Truck Services Company Wash Bay – Wash/Rinse Closed Loop SystemThis major truck services company was constructing a new wash bay at their facility outside city sewer limits. [ read full study ]
Are you interested in a below ground oil and water separator? Please visit our below ground oil water separator units page for more information.