Gravity Separation - Demulsible Condensate Separator
Condensate...The Byproduct of Air Compression
Condensate generated by lubricated type air compressors is comprised of atmospheric borne water vapor and lubricant from the compression process. Post compression, condensate is dropped from the air stream in the cooling, refrigerated drying, and filtration phases of the air treatment process. Regardless of site conditions, it is virtually impossible to remain legally compliant with local discharge regulations without proper separation equipment.
Condensate Volume...It Changes with the Weather
Changes in ambient temperature, relative humidity and plant air demands leaves the ratio of lubricant-to-water, commonly referred to as parts per million (ppm), in flux. Condensable water vapor varies from practically nothing during frosty winter conditions, to large volumes produced during the heat and humidity of summer.
With average ambient conditions of 70°F/70% R.H., a 500 scfm (100 HP) air system can fill two (2) 24-foot swimming pools every year. Rather than store the condensate and pay to have it hauled away, both economy and ecology dictate the installation of the proper Deltech Condensate Separator to target the undesirable lubricant.
Targets Demulsible Lubricants
"Gravity Separation" Condensate Separators are ideal for applications that use a single lubricant and rapidly separate in <5 minutes into 2 distinct layers. Excellent candidates tend to be proprietary PAO (polyalphaolefin) based lubricants marketed by compressor manufacturers. OWS Series Separators use a large tank of water that allows separable lubricant to float to the surface. Incoming condensate displaces cleaner water from the bottom to flow through a bed of activated carbon to remove trace lubricant to 15 ppm.