Oil water separators are designed to be simplistic yet efficient tools to separate and capture oil and other contaminants from wastewater. Oily water separators were once limited to industrial uses in mines, petrol stations (as a fuel water separator) and water treatment plants. However, with the increase in environmental awareness among businesses of all sizes, oily water separators are now used in mechanic’s garages and anywhere that oils, greases and suspended solids are present in wastewater.
The coalescing plates found within the separator play an important part in oil separation, carrying out the bulk of the oil and water segregation. As technology has advanced, the gravity separator’s efficiency has become more and more powerful at removing free oils from wastewater streams.
At Baldwin our oil water separator range includes products with flow rate capacities ranging from 1,000 litres per hour to over 500,000 litres per hour. We offer both above-ground and in-ground oil water separators, depending on the best solution for the customer’s’ site. Our oil water separators are scalable treatment systems that can be set to large or small water flow rates and to a range of effluent discharge qualities as required by the application.
Oil water separators are used in a variety of situations, including mining workshops, mining wash bays, petroleum refineries, service stations, petroleum depots, power stations, oil and gas stormwater treatment, tank farms, bund water treatment, railway workshops, railway wash bays, and mechanical workshops.
Benefits of Baldwin Oil Water Separators:
- Cost effective method of removing and recycling oil
- Little maintenance
- Proven method with years of industry-backed results
- Hardy and reliable
- Versatile – can meet a range of water quality limits depending on the application.
Equipment and options available with Baldwin oil water separators include:
- Feed pumps
- Control panels – from Form 1 to Form 3B MCC
- Floating suction skimmers and strainers
- Polishing media
- Skid mounting
- Pre-plumbed – stainless steel or pressure PVC
- Factory Acceptance Tested
- Waste oil tanks
- Access platforms
To find out more about our oil water separator range or for any questions call us today on 02 4954 0440.
Our white paper, The Theory behind Coalescing Plate Separators, also explains the details behind the operation of oil water separators.