oil water separators

January 9, 2019
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Business at collision repair centers and auto body shops is booming these days! Once the cars are repaired, most shops like to enhance their customer service by washing the cars before giving them
back to the customer.

Wash pad for auto body shop

Today, however, you can’t just wash the cars in the back lot and let the water flow off site due to environmental regulations. That’s why we developed a simple turn-key wash bay package including a stainless steel oil water separator and a portable wash pad that can be installed and up and running in a day!

Wash Pad Features:

• Designed to be surface-mounted – No excavation required
• Built to any size and configuration
• Fiberglass composite system -1/4” steel plate core completely encapsulated in fiberglass
• Superior chemical resistance
• Shipped in multiple panels and easily installed
• Projected useful life of 15-20 years
• Simply re-located and re-used

oil water separator for auto body shop

Our separators and wash pads come in a range of different sizes so we can design a package to match your washing operations, space restrictions and environmental requirements.

OIL WATER SEPARATOR FEATURES:

  • Stainless steel construction 99%
  • Removal of all free oil and settlable solids
  • Pump & control system
  • Low installation and maintenance costs
  • Solids storage capability

AVAILABLE OPTIONS:

  • Pumping Systems
  • Portable Equipment Rooms
  • Splash Walls
  • Canopy Covers
  • Rain Diverter Systems
  • Below ground separators

Give us a call for more product information – 800-453-8639


July 10, 2017
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Back in the day… oil water separators were basically concrete vaults or steel tanks that were sized based on their total holding capacity. This holding capacity was related to the retention time needed to separate the oil from the water. Most cities and counties would size the oil water separators based solely on the square footage of area draining into the separator. This method, which rightfully erred on the side of caution, often tended to require facility owners to purchase extremely large separators.

Today… our oil water separators are engineered with multiple compartments and equipped with extremely efficient coalescing media to separate the oil from the water mixture in a much smaller system! Our media is capable of removing essentially all free and dispersed non-emulsified oils to an effluent concentration of less than 5 ppm. We now size our separators based mostly on oil viscosity and flow rate so they can be much smaller than they were in the past.

If needed, we can provide information and analysis to the regulatory agencies, which indicates that, at the calculated overflow rate, the separator will be properly sized and provided with the required square feet of projected plate separation area to achieve the specified performance under laminar flow conditions. Calculations shall take into account the rate of flow, potential surge flow, influent concentrations, particle characteristics, fluid temperature, fluid specific gravities, and PH.

Above Ground Oil Water Separators

We offer a complete line of high efficiency, stainless steel above ground oil water separators that will remove nearly all free and dispersed non-emulsified oil and settleable solids from the waste stream.

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Sewer Pre-Treatment (SPT) System Oil Water Separator Clarifier System for High Solids Applications

Oil Water Separator Clarifier System

The SPT Series Integrated Pretreatment Systems integrate an oil water separator with a clarifier to remove both floating oils and settleable solids.

Read More About SPT Series Sewer Pretreatment Systems

Below Ground Oil Water Separator

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…

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List of Different Kinds of Oil Water Separators:


May 12, 2016

The terms “Oil Interceptors” and “Oil Water Separators” are often interchanged. They are, however, as their names indicate, very different.

Interceptors

Oil interceptors
Oil interceptors are designed for use in drain lines where oils, sediment and other liquids are intercepted.

Oil interceptors are designed for use in drain lines where oils, sediment and other liquids may be found in small quantities and flow rates and the contaminants can be “intercepted”. These drain lines may come from parking garages, machine shops, service stations, and manufacturing facilities where there is a chance that at spill may occur.

They are usually simple, steel, fiberglass or poly boxes which include a baffle plate, a solids bucket, and a separation area. As the water enters the interceptor, a baffle plate diffuses the flow, reducing the turbulence of the incoming water. Depending on the water flow, some solids and sludge are stopped by the baffle and collected in the solids bucket.

A low flow rate and little turbulence permits the oils and other light density substances to rise to the surface of the water as it goes through the interceptor, producing relatively oil-free water for discharge.

Oil Water Separators

Oil Water Separator
Oil Water Separators have a much more sophisticated design so they are used in applications where there is a potential for a much higher volume of water and oil.

Oil Water Separators have a much more sophisticated design so they are used in applications where there is a potential for a much higher volume of water and oil such as industrial wash operations, parking lots, re-fueling facilities and military installations.

The standard oil water separator is a tank containing an inlet compartment, baffles system, sludge chamber, separation chamber, and clean water outlet chamber.

The water enters the inlet compartment where the oil separation process begins and solids drop out. In the separation chamber, parallel corrugated plates cause the oil droplets in the water to increase in size, thereby speeding the gravity separation process. The water then goes through coalescing media, with an internal structure of interconnecting channels, which can remove essentially all free and dispersed non-emulsified oils to an effluent concentration of less than 5 ppm. This design produces enhanced efficiencies, resulting in significantly smaller units for high volume applications.


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