Diesel water separator is used in a number of industrial applications to remove oil, oil-coated solids, grease and light petroleum products from waste water. This waste water is then discharged to the municipal sewage system. To avoid adverse environmental impacts and to protect the health of municipal waste water management systems, many commercial and industrial enterprises are required to use diesel water separators.
What is the Diesel Water Separator Used for?
It is used for the treatment of waste water in the food industry. It is used for stormwater treatment. Rain water treatment removes suspended solids and slowly releases water back to the environment. This prevents flow and subsequent erosion and at the same time removes contaminants that may harm the environment. Used for industrial waste water treatment. Industrial waste water may contain environmentally harmful oil. Diesel water separators are used to remove petroleum water and other contaminants from industrial waste water.
How Does Diesel Water Separator Work?
Diesel is the primary premise for water separators. Oil is denser than water, so it floats on the water surface. Waste water containing oil enters the tank through a discharge channel and passes through a series of filters. These filters are designed to capture solids and small oil particles smaller than 10 microns. Most of the oil floats on the tank where it accumulates until it reaches a certain level, while a sensor is triggered and warns the operator to pump the oil. The treated wastewater is discharged to the sewage system with more than 10 ppm free oil.
How often should I serve my oil juice separator?
Most water authorities require a written service contract if an oil separator is in place. Typical service intervals range from three to six months, depending on the type of separator, the volume of water treated and the amount of oil and sludge released. The best practice is to advise a specialist service provider as to what frequency should be adopted to service your own unit.
Although it is recommended that specialist contractors service your diesel water separator, it is possible to service the equipment at home following the manufacturer’s manual. These manuals normally contain detailed instructions on operating principles and drawings of parts and connections.