There are many different applications where oil and water are mixed through a process or an operation. In these types of processes, it is essential to be able to effectively and efficiently remove the entrained and the surface oil from the water or from the liquid.
Removing the oil from the water or the liquid is required across a range of industries. It ensures wastewater meets local, state, and federal requirements for disposal, and it is also a requirement when the water is reused in the process.
Some examples of companies that use an oil water separator include car washes, machine shops, parking garage drainage systems, railway yards, refineries and petrochemical plants, production facilities as well as any location where oil is stored and has the potential to leak. In this last application, the separator can be used to treat contaminated groundwater as well as runoff or water from storm drains around the facility.
Benefits to Consider
A quality oil water separator is not an expensive addition to any equipment inventory, but it does provide a range of different benefits for the company or business.
In any type of reused water or liquid system, the use of the separator not only extends the life of the liquid, but it also has a positive impact on performance, particularly in machine shops. When choosing a model of oil water separator for these types of applications, consider the ability to remove or filter suspended solids in the liquid as well as removing the entrained and surface oil or contaminants.
Applications that may require the removal of other types of fuels, including diesel or gasoline or any type of metals, need to focus on a separator product that offers this filtration. This prevents the need for additional filtration requirements pre or post oil and water separation.
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