Issue: An equipment rental company was expanding and they moved into a new facility
without a wash pad. There was plenty of indoor space but no outdoor space to put in a
new wash pad. The property owner did not want them to cut concrete or substantially
alter the property but our client still needed be able to wash their equipment onsite,
contain the water and discharge it properly to the sewer.
Solution: For a complete wash system, we recommended installing a SPT-10 Clarifier
Oil Water Separator System, an industrial-grade electric heated water pressure washer
with two portable hose reels, and a portable wash containment pad.
The portable wash pad allows them to wash as much as possible without any major
modifications to the property. They will also be able to move the entire system to a new
facility, if needed. The wash pad was equipped with pedestrian grating along both sides
so that the service personnel can work safely on a dry surface!
We have developed a revolutionary heavy-duty wash and treatment system by integrating our demucking system with our clarifier oil water separator system.
Using low flow pumps, moderate pressure and specialized nozzles, our robustly- designed demucker systems can quickly clean large trucks, tracked vehicles or any heavy equipment caked with mud, clay, ice, or muck – using only 20 gpm of water.
After washing, we can then process this water through our stainless steel clarifier oil water separator to reduce your environmental liabilities. Even though full of solids, oils and grease, our separator will effectively treat this wash water for re-use or discharge.
Fast and effective cleaning with low water treatment costs – definitely a win-win situation!
High-Efficiency Diaphragm or Multi Stage Pump, 20 GPM @ 1000 PSI
Robustly designed for range of industrial applications from mining and oilfield services to light vehicle and boat washes, our portable wash bay containment pads can provide an economical alternative to a concrete wash pad.
Designed to be surface-mounted on concrete wash area – No excavation required
Built to any size and configuration
Fiberglass composite system consisting of a 1/4” steel plate core completely encapsulated in fiberglass
Drain port for connection to plumbing to treatment systems
Shipped in multiple panels and easily installed
Drain port for fluid removal or connection to plumbing
Projected useful life of 15-20 years
Placed directly on top of existing surface
Simply re-located and re-used
Entrance / exit ramps
Each Portable Wash Bay Containment Pad’s construction consists of steel plate encapsulated in a fiberglass lamination. This combination of fiberglass and steel provides exceptional strength and unsurpassed durability. A gel coat surface resin for flame retardance and U.V. protection is included and adds to the Containment pad’s superior performance. This combination ensures superior corrosion resistance, product longevity and structural strength.
Minimal site preparation, no excavation, fast, clean installation, immediate use, non-porous design, superior chemical resistance and portability are only some of the many our Wash Bay Containment Pad advantages.
Our “Low Profile” Wash Bay Containment pads will accommodate a range of vehicles from high clearance large tanker trucks and mining equipment to low clearance trailers and forklifts.
The tri-linear side walls are formed from an angular, composite, steel-cored, heavy duty shape that prevents damage when driven over by heavy vehicles.
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Mirachem is a water based cleaner/degreaser that has been formulated using Mirachem’s proprietary emulsifying technology coupled with non-hazardous cleaning ingredients. This unique combination provides a cleaner/degreaser that can safely remove oil, grease, carbon and other organic deposits from all types of surfaces while meeting federal, state and local air pollution and wastewater regulations.
Mirachem is a highly concentrated, environmentally safe cleaner engineered to lift oil, grease and road film from surfaces to be rinsed away with water. This sudsing formula is designed to increase dwell time and prevent re-depositing. It can be used on most surfaces including stainless steel, plastic, aluminum, paint and automotive wax finishes.
Contains no acids, phosphates, alkalines, chlorides, ethylene glycol ethers or other hazardous ingredients
Mirachem 500 is a water-based cleaner/degreaser that has been formulated to safely remove oil, grease, carbon and other organic deposits from all types of surfaces while meeting federal, state and local air pollution and waste water regulations. Mirachem 500 Cleaner / Degreaser is an excellent alternative to hazardous solvents and chemicals.
Mirachem 500 Approvals/Certifications
Boeing D6-17487 Revision J – For exterior and general cleaners.
Boeing D6-17487 Revision K For exterior and general cleaners
ISO 9001:2015 QMS Certification
ASTM G122 Standard Test Method for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Cleaning Agents.
NSF-8A – NSF Approved for Category A-8 Degreaser
Meets stringent environmental regulations for air quality, such as VOC content and VOHAPS, and wastewater systems, including Total Toxic Organics (TTO).
Mirachem® Pressure Wash
Mirachem® Pressure Wash is a highly concentrated, yet environmentally safe cleaners engineered to lift oil & grease, road film, and other environmental soils from surfaces to be rinsed away with water. This sudsing formula is designed to increase dwell time and prevent re-deposition on surfaces to be cleaned. Mirachem Pressure Wash can be used on most every surface and is safe for both interior and exterior uses.
Mirachem Cleaner Degreasers
Most surfaces including stainless steel, plastic, aluminum, chrome, fiberglass, paint and wax finishes.
20:1 Light Pressure washing
10:1 Heavy Duty Pressure Washing
4:1 to Full Strength Hand Wipe, Brush & Bucket
55 gallon drum
275 gallon tote
Mirachem Pressure Wash
Most surfaces including stainless steel, plastic, aluminum, chrome, fiberglass, paint and wax finishes.
The heavier sludge and particulates fall out of the fluid and are captured in the sludge hopper
The oil and water mixture with lighter particulates travels up the inclined plates
The inclined plates start to separate the mixture. Some oil rises to the top of the separator and the remainder of the particulates slide back down to the sludge hopper.
The remaining oil and water mixture then moves through the coalescing media packs where the majority of the smaller oil particles attach to the media and combine together to form larger oil particles.
These larger oil particles become so buoyant that they release from the media and travel to the top of the separator.
As the oil volume in the separator reaches a certain level, the oil is drained to through piping to an oil storage tank.
The clean water continues over the weir to the clean water chamber where it goes through a final polishing pack and out to the sewer.
WashBaySolutions.com offers a full line of oil and water separators that conform to the guidelines of API 421 for the removal of all free and dispersed non-emulsified oil and solids that settle from the waste stream. Get a Quote Today!
Oil Water Separator – Frequently Asked Questions
Please see a list of question and answers below related to our oil water separator products.
Our MM Series Wash Water Treatment Systems are heavy-duty, multi-media filtration systems, engineered and manufactured for the drilling, mining, trucking and transportation industries. Treated wash water from the water treatment system will be clean enough to be re-used or discharged into the sanitary sewer.
The MM system consists of a multi-media filter, and/or carbon polishing filter and a large solids screen filter. After passing through solids settling, the water is processed through the MM system and filtered so that the water contains no particles greater than 40 microns in size. Processed water passing through the system will be free of substantially all emulsified oils, waxes and other volatile organic compounds with only limited soaps and detergents remaining in the treated water.
With more and more investment going into equipment, projecting a clean, Green, and professional image is a priority for many companies. Whether it is a tanker, dozer or oilfield tools, regular washing and water recycling is an integral part of presenting that professional image, reducing maintenance costs, and preventing damage to their equipment and the
Robustly designed and manufactured for the heavy industrial applications, our heavy-duty, multi-stage, closed loop treatment systems clean up the water for re-use. By simplifying the water and solids handling, many clients are able to both increase production and reduce costs.
Oil and Gas Drilling
The first stage of this filtration process is the solids handling system. We develop site-specific solutions for our clients to eliminate as many solids as possible before running the water through to the next stage of filtration.
In order to separate any oils from the water, the water is processed through a stainless steal oil-water separator, which separates out smaller suspended solids, oil and water. Any settle-able solids and dispersed non-emulsified oils are removed at this step in filtration.
After the oil-water separator, the water is pumped though several filtration steps including multi-media, blended activated carbon, and corona discharged ozone to reduce any contaminants to
fewer than 10 microns in size, including emulsified oils, waxes, and other volatile organic
Stainless Steel Construction
Corona Discharge Ozonation System
Solids Handling & Separation
TSS & FOG Reduction
Multi-Stage / Multi-Pass Filtration
Pressurized Blended Carbon Polishing Filter
NEMA 4X Control Panel with PLC controller
Depending on the location, many options are available to maximize the efficiency of the wastewater treatment system including:
Problem: An engineer consulting with a railroad called with an application at a locomotive repair facility. Over time, lube oil and diesel fuel leaked from the locomotives into an inspection pit. Periodically, the oil along with sand and dirt collected in the pit was discharged into a retention pond. The oil was then skimmed from the surface of the pond and the water discharged to the sewer.
The roe skimmer wasn’t quite doing a good job so he asked us for suggestions on how to better treat the water before discharging to the sewer.
Solution: We recommended installing a SPT-20 Clarifier Oil Water Separator System with our standard air-driven pump and control system to treat the water. The clarifier section of the SPT-20 would remove all of the settleable solids while the coalescing media would remove all of the oil from the waste stream.
The SPT-20 did an excellent job of cleaning up the water during the week. The only issue reported was that their sump overflowed with water every weekend so their staff was met with too much water on the pad every Monday morning.
Our maintenance manager trouble-shot the entire system with their staff through Facetime, phone calls, and emails. A local electrician also tried to find the source of the problem since there were other issues at the facility. They tried multiple modifications but the problem persisted.
Finally, we engineered and assembled a hybrid control system just for their particular location and sent it out to them. The control system worked and the system is now fully operational and the client is very pleased.
Issue: A consulting engineering firm contacted us regarding a wash system for their client that ran numerous grocery distribution centers and warehouses on the West Coast. The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food required their client to wash the interior of every truck entering their facility in order to keep foods safe from contamination during transportation.
They asked if we could help them design a hot water washing system that could handle multiple users at the same time since most of these distribution centers are very large and busy. At any point in time, multiple trucks are being unloaded and loaded as fast as possible.
Solution: In response to their request, we worked with the consulting engineers and designed a very effective sanitary washing package that would ensure compliance with the new rule by combining a high-pressure VFD-controlled pumping system with a high efficiency heating system.
For this application requiring 10 stations producing 4 GPM each simultaneously, we provided two 20 gpm @ 1700 psi pressure washing systems with VFDs and high efficiency heaters.
The VFD system offered substantial operational flexibility since the system will only utilize the power (speed of motor and pump) to match the output demands. We designed each 20 gpm system to service up to 5 users at 4 gpm each. If there is only one user on the system, however, the pump will provide only 5 gpm, and the motor/pump will only turn at 1/5” speed to meet that demand. The high efficiency heaters were integrated with the pumping systems to provide the correct temperature water to comply with the FSMA rule.
In addition to the pumping and heating systems, we also provided hoses, guns, reels and holders so their client had a complete sanitary washing package. The client liked the system so much, they ordered three more systems for other facilities!
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Problem: A car dealer moving into a new facility with a limited time lease. The property owner did not want them to cut concrete or substantially alter the property but the dealer needed to be able to wash dozens of cars per week onsite, contain the water and discharge it properly to the sewer.
Solution: For a complete wash system, we recommended installing a SPT-10 Clarifier Oil Water Separator System, a cold water pressure washer with a portable hose reel, and a portable wash containment pad. This allows them to wash as many cars as possible without any major modifications to the property. They will also be able to move the entire system to a new facility at the end of their lease. With their input, we helped them layout the system to maximize their space.
After installation of the pad, however, they noticed the concrete floor slope much slighter than originally thought and that the wash water was not moving off the pad well. This flat slope left his staff working in standing water and the SPT-10 not being able to process the wash water properly.
To improve this drainage issue, our staff developed a low cost under layer for the wash pad which created a slight slope for the water. We then installed this under layer and re-piped the in-take piping for the SPT-10 so the wash water flows freely. The general manager of the facility is very pleased with our systems and service.