Oil Water Separator
Based on years of experience with oil water separators in many diverse applications, these are some of the things that can go wrong and potentially affect your unit:
- Build up of sludge in the separator can eventually extend into the oleophilic plates or cones and block the flow of water. This reduces the efficiency of the separator and can eventually plug it up completely.
- If the waste oil drum becomes full, the oil can no longer be skimmed off the surface of the separator, and the high levels of oil inside the separator will eventually migrate out with the effluent water causing environmental incidents.
- Skimmers can become blocked with solid waste that enters with the water. That's why it's so important for strainers to be in place and cleaned regularly.
- The float may become snagged on debris, submerged in sludge, or clogged with oil and stop working. This can cause a pump to fail until the correct parts of the pump are changed.
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