Condensate...The Byproduct of Air
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.
"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.