Gravity Separation - Demulsible Condensate Separator
Condensate...The Byproduct of
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.
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
70Â°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.
"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