Parker Oil-Water Separators address the need to remove contaminants from compressed air systems. Oil can seriously affect the efficient operation of sewage purification, as well as harm the environment. For this reason, very low oil in water discharge limits are permitted and rigid legislation exists in most countries to protect the environment against this type of contamination.
International standards such as ISO 14001 also require the compressed air user to comply with local environmental legislation and show use of protective systems and procedures.
After the oily condensate has been efficiently removed from the compressed air system it cannot be discharged directly to the sanitary sewer without first having the oil content reduced to within legal disposal limits.
Parker Oil-Water Separators are a simple, economical and environmental solution to purge contaminants from compressed air lines. These oil-water separators are installed as part of the compressed air system and simply reduce the oil concentration in the collected condensate to a level permitted for discharge. This allows the larger volume of clean water, up to 99.9% of the total condensate, to be discharged safely into the sanitary sewer and the relatively small amount of concentrated oil to be disposed of legitimately and economically.