Oil Water Separator

The oil water separator is designed to separate and remove emulsified oil and free oil from the aqueous machine tool coolant used in CNC machining centers and lathes. Effective for oil separation in machine tool systems using water-based synthetic and semi-synthetic coolants. The oil water separator can also effectively help remove gasoline, diesel, crude oil, plants, and almost any type of oil that is lighter than water.

There are several different types of oil and water separators. Each has different functions, and they are used in different commercial and industrial applications. They are used to treat various pollutants found in water, including free-floating oil, emulsified oil, dissolved oil, and suspended solids. The wastewater from the oil water separator is usually discharged into the sewer system or rainwater pipeline. To avoid unsafe amounts of pollutants from accessing the sewage or wastewater system in the computer space, a correctly built, mounted, and working oil water separator will provide a treatment device for handling oily wastewater.


Oil Water Separator Features

Modern oil water separators use simple mechanical separation to achieve a high level of oil removal. Unlike traditional oil skimmers with extremely low efficiency, oil water separators can continuously filter even when the machine is running. The oil and water separator is easy to install and has low maintenance costs, is economical when installed on a recirculation system, has no moving parts, and does not require a separate power supply.

This system extends the life of the solution, returning almost oil-free fluid to the coolant pool, usually reducing oil to a few parts per million. Its large-capacity chamber can easily handle large sump tanks and can even be used with centralized coolant systems that hold hundreds of gallons of coolant. It will extend the life and quality of the coolant, prevent rancidity caused by the growth of anaerobic bacteria, and is a cost-effective supplement for any machining workshop or production facility. The oil and water separator is usually made of mild steel or stainless steel, and the durability of the system is made of heavy steel that has been MIG welded and leak tested.


Oil Water Separator Applications

If you find that there is a large amount of oil in the coolant, which will adversely affect the productivity of the machine, the life of the mold, the finish of the parts, and the productivity of the machining center, then a dedicated oil and water separator is the solution. Belt skimmers and disc skimmers cannot remove floating objects; they do not circulate coolant to clean all parts of the large oil tank.

The oil water separator can easily handle a large amount of flowing oil in the specific oil tank. Flow rates of three gallons or higher are not uncommon. It flips a 100-gallon fuel tank nearly twice an hour, inflates the coolant, and generates a violent circulation, which forces the oil-containing coolant into the air intake device from all areas of the tank. The flow rate through the oil separation section can be adjusted to obtain clean flowing oil from the slowly discharged coolant without affecting the overall coolant recirculation rate. When the user uses the supplied hose to fix the inlet device to the filter inlet, an oil water separator that does not contain replaceable parts can be installed.


Do you need an Oil Water Separator?

For many companies, the use of oil and water separators will be an important part of complying with local water regulations. If your business is not compliant, you may have to pay a large fine, otherwise, your business may be suspended until you comply. If you generate wastewater during normal operation, discharge the wastewater into the public drainage system, and/or must meet the regulations of the water authority, then your processing equipment needs an oil water separator. Based on the amount of wastewater generated and the specifications of the local water authority in the region, the exact type of oil and water separator provided by any given company would depend.


Different types of Oil Water Separators

Different types of wastewater usually require different types of oil water separators to effectively treat water. The four common types of oil water separators are coalescing plate separators, vertical gravity separators, hydrocyclone separators, gasoline, and oil sump.

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