Compressed air is undoubtedly an essential power source used widely throughout the industry. It is a safe, strong and reliable utility and may even be the most important part of your production processes. However, it also contains dirt, particulates and degraded oil, which all combine to create an unwanted condensate. This condensate is often acidic and can wear away at machinery, block valves and corrode piping. Discharging this contaminated condensate from your compressed air system is also harmful to the environment (and likely illegal). This is why any business that plans to discharge oily or sediment-laden wastewater to sewers must install, use and maintain an oil water separator.
Oil water separators from Greenleaf Filtration are a simple, economic and environmental solution for facility owners. They are installed as part of the compressed air system to reduce the oil concentration in the condensate that is collected. This means that the condensate is now permitted for discharge, while the concentrated oil that is collected is disposed of separately (and economically).
Your facility can save maintenance costs and help protect the environment with an oil water separator. They’re simple to install, operate and maintain, and will help ensure that your facility is meeting trade effluent regulations.