The Importance of Active Oil Removal from Oil Water Separator Systems
Removing oil from any industrial process is important. Animal fats, grease and petroleum-based oils all have
a significant impact on both overall maintenance and environmental compliance of an operation.
Hence why oil refineries, chemical plants, steel mills and many other types of companies throughout the world
use oil/water separators. This flow-through device takes advantage of the fact that oil has a lower density
than water, causing it to float on the water’s surface, to separate...
Now, more than ever, we are aware of the environmental consequences of our actions. Both individuals and
organizations are dedicated to adhering to ecological rules and regulations designed to mitigate
One of the many problems that environmentalists face is
waste oil recycling and disposal.
According to the EPA, “...used oil from one oil change can contaminate one million
gallons of fresh water — a years’ supply for 50 people!”
Problems mainly arise when used oil isn't properly disposed.
Water plays an important role in most industrial processes and
is often mixed with oil as a result. Removing oil from water early and often by way of skimming is key in
maintaining a healthy process. In fact, if ignored, oily water could be detrimental to your
productivity, reputation, and ultimately, your bottom-line.
Similarly, in most, if not all of those same industries, oil
plays some kind of role. It may be lubrication oil, fuel oil, or the process itself may consume or
produce oil—such as in chemical plants and oil...
When some think about oil on water, they think only of oil
spills in open water. “But mixing oil and water is quite common in the manufacturing world,” Jim Petrucci
says. “People who use water to any degree in manufacturing are going to get oil in it, whether it’s on
purpose or by accident,” he explains.