Oil & Water Separators

Gravity Oil Water Separators are designed for gravity-induced separation of oil from water. This system is passive, meaning that the attributes of the incoming oily water will directly determine the characteristics of treated outgoing water. The separators are designed for gravity removal of non-emulsified hydrocarbons, i.e., motor oils, lightweight oils, and related petroleum products with a specific gravity of less than 1.0. Depending upon the AquaSweepTM model, the contaminated oily water follows a path through various pre-selected coalescer materials. The AquaSweepTM Gravity Oil Water Separator construction slows the flow and turbulence of the incoming water. The interplay of this motion, coupled with buoyant forces and contact with the coalescer material(s) cause droplets of oil to rise and combine into larger oil globules. The globules rise to the surface and float on top of the water. Sludge and other matter settle and accumulate at the bottom of the tank compartment. The resultant storm water, having been cleaned of these contaminants, exits the separator, below the oil level for further treatment or is directed back into the environment. Accumulation of oil and sludge within the separator are contained until they can be removed and disposed of properly.

Qualified and tested per Underwriters Laboratory UL 2215

Meets ULC-S656 standards for oil water separators Used to process storm water and wastewater runoff for compliance with US EPA Clean Water Act criteria

Available with tank capacities from 300 to 50,000 gallons (1,100 to 190,000 liters)

Handles flow rates from 45 to 10,000 gallons per minute (170 to 37,800 liters per minute)

Rated effluent efficiency of less than 10 ppm on most models, and less than 5 ppm on select models

Optional double-wall and jacketed designs offer integral secondary containment which can be tested for tightness or continuously monitored for leaks

Primary storage tank and secondary containment compatible with a wide range of oils

Corrosion protection of exterior tank constructed to nationally-recognized UL and STI standards with strict third-party quality control inspection program

Customized manholes can be provided for cost effective maintenance access

Liquid level sensors and control panels available to sense the oil level within the tank, and alert the operator when the oil needs to be removed

Several models available in compliance with STI specifications

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