Oil-Water Separator Cleaning

What Is A Oil-Water Separator?

An oil water separator (OWS) is a piece of equipment used to separate oil and water mixtures into their separate components. There are many different types of oil-water separator. Each has different oil separation capability and are used in different industries. Oil water separators are designed and selected after consideration of oil separation performance parameters and life cycle cost considerations. “Oil” can be taken to mean mineral, vegetable and animal oils, and the many different hydrocarbons.

Why Do You Need To Clean it?

Many industrial facilities rely on oil water separators to prevent petroleum contamination of surface and ground water and to meet municipal discharge standards. Dirty oil-water separators endanger the environment and subject operators to fines from violations.

ECR environmental professionals perform oil water separator cleaning service, to include:

Pump out liquid from the separator tank

Clean out sludge and solids from bottom with hi-rail vacuum trucks

Rinse out filter packs and clean baffle systems

Jet the lines coming into separator using a pressure washer with jetter chip

Reassemble and recharge the system

Dispose of waste materials in accordance with state and federal regulations*