What is an Oil Water Separator?
An oil water separator system is designed to prevent oil, grease and other hydrocarbons from infiltrating the drainage system. As the name suggests, they separate oil from water — retaining the oil safely until it is removed. As oil cannot be easily treated, it will cause intense pollution if it enters drainage fields or main sewers. Statutory controls enforce strict regulation on this type of pollutant discharge, making oil and water separators crucial in applications such as industrial yards, petrol stations, construction sites, marine operations — virtually any place that is at risk of oil contamination.
An oil water separator is different from an oily water separator, which is used with trade wastewater. They sound like the same type of equipment, which is why the terms are often used interchangeably. Oily water separators are manufactured to be installed in-line with plumbing such as drains where water containing specific quantities of oil, grease, solid sediments and other types of contaminants can be filtered. In contrast, an oil water separator is designed for use on larger volumes of water with a higher water flow rate.
At Trade Environmental, we specialise in the supply and installation of reliable and robust oil water separators in Australia. We can provide you with a complete oil water separator solution.
When Do You Need an Oil and Water Separator?
For many businesses in Australia, an oil water separator is a crucial part of complying with local water authority regulations. If your business does not comply with local regulations, you may have to pay hefty fines, or your operations will be suspended until you become compliant.
You will need an oil water separator system if you:
- Produce wastewater during normal operations
- Discharge that wastewater into public drainage systems
- Must achieve water authority compliance
The specific type of oil water separator you need is dependent on the type of wastewater you produce and the requirements of your local water authority. Whether you need a coalescing plate separator, wash bay oil water separator or a workshop oil water separator, we’ve got you covered. Talk to us and we’ll guide you through the solutions you need.
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The Importance of an Oil Water Separator in Australia
The waterways and local environments in Australia are precious. They are vital for the preservation of the country’s flora and fauna, and for ensuring the people’s ease of access to clean and safe water. The discharge of untreated wastewater into local estuaries and stormwater drains can cause significant harm to these waterways and environments. Water pollution can cause long-term damage to delicate ecosystems, poison native species, and make water unsafe for human consumption.
It is not surprising that wastewater discharge from commercial operations is regulated tightly by local water authorities and organisations such as the Environmental Protect Agency (EPA). Businesses that do not manage their wastewater effectively with water treatment devices such as oil water separators can face large fines, closure of premises and even prosecution.
It is then every business owner’s responsibility to ensure they comply with local regulations on wastewater treatment. If you want to make sure your business is compliant, talk to Trade Environmental today for expert advice.
Why Choose Trade Environmental?
Trade Environmental Pty. Ltd. is an Australian environmental company with extensive experience when it comes to supplying oil water separators in Australia. With our in-depth industry knowledge, we supply oil separator systems, install, design, and provide consultations for all of our clients. From initial inquiry up to after-sales support, we’ll be with you every step of the way. Our dedicated team is passionate about environmental compliance, assistance and support.
Our team can supply products anywhere in Australia and we are known for are known for our fast delivery times. We ship your oil water separator system in boxes, pallets, containers and skids — with access to a number of freight companies. We can send your orders on your account and organise your freight.
A strategic set of products
We don’t just supply oil water separators. We have a comprehensive range of product categories, making us your ultimate destination for environmental compliance. We help you save time by streamlining your procurement and offering you products that are flexible by design. We can customise solutions and scale up or down to suit specific applications and budgets.
For more information and enquiries about our oil separators, don’t hesitate to call us today. We offer advice, consultation and even installation of your oil water separator. We can cater to both small-scale and large-scale projects. With over 10 years of experience, we’re the ideal source of information and solutions on environmental compliance.