oil water separator

January 14, 2020
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Below Ground Oil Water Separator Design
Featuring one of our oil water separator designs to be placed under ground.

Our single wall or double wall below ground parallel corrugated plate oil/water separators meet and exceed API 421 requirements, removing essentially all free and dispersed non-emulsified oil droplets in the waste
stream.

Applications

  • Parking Lots
  • Re-fueling Facilities
  • Marinas
  • Military Installations

Performance Standards

Below Ground Oil Water Separator Design and Installation.
Installing a below ground oil water separator.
  • Utilizes patented, revolutionary, non- plugging coalescing plates which
    remove free oil droplets as small as 20 microns
  • Will not need to use secondary polishing packs
  • Will achieve discharge of 5 ppm or less in accordance with CEN EN 858-1
  • Performance guarantee based on influent characteristics
  • Warranted for (5) years on material and workmanship and (30) years
    against external and internal corrosion

How does it work?

Construction Standards

  • Construction in accordance with UL58
  • Corrosion protection in accordance with UL1746, FRP, STi P3 or urethane
  • Single wall or double wall construction with interstitial space for leak detection
  • Meets NFPA 30 local requirements

With these separators, we can provide analysis, which indicates that the
separator will be provided with the required square feet of projected plate
separation area to achieve the specified performance under laminar flow
(i.e. Reynolds Number of less than 500) conditions. This service includes
calculations signed by a registered professional engineer.

Model # Average Flowrate (GPM) Approximate Capacity (Gallons) Dimensions Diameter x Length (FT)
WB-QB-342 10-30 350 3.5 x 6
WB-QB-548 30-50 500 4 x 6
WB-QB-1048 50-100 1000 4 x 11
WB-QB-2064 100-200 1500 5 x 12
WB-QB-2564 200-300 2000 5 x 21
WB-QB-2572 300-400 2500 6 x 12
WB-QB-3272 400-500 3200 6 x 15
WB-QB-4072 500-800 4000 6 x 19

Frequently Asked Questions


October 16, 2019
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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!


October 8, 2019
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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!

Features:

  • High-Efficiency Diaphragm or Multi Stage Pump, 20 GPM @ 1000 PSI
  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • NEMA 4X Integrated Control Panel
  • Multi-directional Stream-to-Cone Gun & Industrial grade hose reel
  • Poly water storage tank
  • Stainless steel clarifier separator designed to remove 99% of oil droplets
  • Inclined plates to remove solids
  • Sludge hopper to capture and contain settleable solids
  • Electric or Air diaphragm transfer pump
  • Internal oil storage tank

Optional Features Available:

  • UL Listings
  • Remote Motor Controls
  • Heating Systems
  • Automated Wash Monitors
  • Portable Wash Containment Pad
  • Odor Control Systems
  • Polishing Packs

Reduce your environmental liabilities and get the power of a wash monitor with a fraction of the water usage!

SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS

Pumping System

DTS-20

Max Flow Rate & Pressure          

20 GPM @ 1000 PSI

Uses Fresh or Recycled Water

Both

Motor, HP

15

Pump Type

Electric Diaphragm

Controls

Manual/Remote/PLC

Hose

50-75’ L @ ¾” D

Gun/Wand

Handheld Stream-to-Cone

Water Storage

500 Gallon Poly Tank

Industrial Grade Hose Reel

Manual, Spring Rewind, Portable

Electric

120/208/480/575 V 3 PH 50/60 HZ

Approximate Dimensions (with tank)

8’ L x 4’ W x 7’ H

 

 

Clarifier Oil Water Separator

 

Max Flow Rate

20 GPM

Internal Tank Capacity

650 Gallons

Sludge Capacity

27 Gallons

Coalescing Media

6 Cubic Feet

Pump Type

Air or Electric Diaphragm

Controls

Air or Electric Manual/Remote/PLC

Air/Electric

8-14 cfm at 40 psi/120/208/480/575 V 3 PH 50/60 HZ

Approximate Dimensions

8’ L x 3’ 6” W x 6’ H

 


October 1, 2019
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Above Ground Clarifier Oil Water Separator Flow Process

  1. The oil/water/sludge mixture enters the oil water separator
  2. The heavier sludge and particulates fall out of the fluid and are captured in the sludge hopper
  3. The oil and water mixture with lighter particulates travels up the inclined plates
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. These larger oil particles become so buoyant that they release from the media and travel to the top of the separator.
  7. As the oil volume in the separator reaches a certain level, the oil is drained to through piping to an oil storage tank.
  8. 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.


August 20, 2019
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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. 

MM SERIES STANDARD FEATURES:

Multi-Media Sewer Discharge Water Treatment

  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • High-Efficiency Pumps
  • Solids Filtration
  • Multi-Stage / Multi-Pass Filtration
  • Pressurized Blended Carbon Polishing Filter
  • Auto-Backwashing Filters
  • Control Panel with PLC controller

OPTIONAL FEATURES:

  • Oil water separators
  • Ozonation systems
  • UL/CSA Listing
  • Transportable equipment rooms
  • Enclosed trailers
  • Chemical/Acid/Salinity Resistant Pumps & Components
  • ORP / pH control system

At Wash Bay Solutions, our emphasis is on quality.

These systems are exceptionally well-engineered and designed for heavy-duty commercial and industrial operations. Simple to operate and maintain, they will run for years in the harshest environments.

MM SERIES SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS


MODEL

MM-5

MM-10

MM-35

MM-65

MM-100

 

FLOW RATE, GPM

1-5

1-10

3-35

30-75

60-110

 

FILTER PUMP, HP

3/4

1.5

2

3

5

 

FILTRATION SYSTEM

Multi-Media Deep Bed Filter

POLISHING SYSTEM

Carbon Deep Bed Filter

CONTROL SYSTEM

PLC, Automatic, Manual or Off

RECLAIM PUMP FRAME SIZE, FT

3 X 6
(TANKS ADDITIONAL)

3 x 8
(TANKS ADDITIONAL)

POWER

208 / 240 V 1 ph   or  208 / 240 / 480 V 3 ph

* LARGER CAPACITY SYSTEMS (500-1500 GPM) ARE AVAILABLE


June 4, 2019
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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.


April 9, 2019
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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.


November 2, 2018
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oil water separator

Problem: A metals dealer and recycling company had a small wash outside area with a 900 gallon in-ground concrete sump adjacent to it. The sump captured both the wash water and storm water coming off the pad. Contaminants included compressor oil, motor oil, transmission fluid and gasoline.

The company called and asked us for suggestions on how to treat the water before discharging to the sewer. The nearest building to the sump was several hundred feet away and they had very limited area inside it to install an oil water separator.

transportable equipment room

Solution: This was a perfect application for our transportable equipment rooms. To treat the water, we installed an oil water separator with an electric diaphragm pump in a 20′ long container, our TER-20. Since the client was located in a northern climate, we added insulation and a heating system to the TER-20 to guard against freezing issues.

We placed the TER-20 on a pad adjacent to the in-ground sump and it took less than a day to hook up all of the electrical and plumbing lines to make the system operational.

Using the TER-20 saved the client building costs and provided additional storage space. It also allows them the flexibility to move the entire oil water separator system to a different facility when needed.


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