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Oil water separator for removal of oil and petroleum products from water based fluids.  Separate oil from water and industrial process fluids.  Demo available.

Oil Removal

The Tramp Oil Separator removes free-oils, mechanically dispersed and loosely emulsified oils from water and Industrial Process Fluids.  The Tramp Oil Separator can be used as pretreatment to a wastewater treatment system or used to recycle and dramatically extend the life of process fluids.

The "Tramp Oil Separator"

Typical Applications:

Coolants (Soluble & Synthetic)
Cooling Water
Quench pits
Wastewater Pre-treatment
Parts Washers
Mop Water
Equipment Cleaning
Marine
Anywhere the separation of two immiscible fluids is required.

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The Tramp Oil Separator is designed for simple, trouble-free operation, utilizing gravity and the principle of coalescing to remove oils.  Contaminated fluid flows through a series of baffles and a porous media bed where free and mechanically dispersed oils are coalesced and separated from the fluid, the clarified fluid flows from the Separator.  The collected oils, bacteria slime, inverted emulsions, etc., are automatically discharged from the Separator via an adjustable weir into a suitable container.  The Tramp Oil Separator requires no consumable products.  We offer a variety of solids filtration options, tankage and customized electrical controls.  These systems include supply pump (air or electric) and floating pick-up.  Standard units are available in mild or stainless steel with flow rates from 1gpm to 100gpm.

Benefits Features

Reduces new fluid purchases up to 75%

Reduces the cost of washwater detergents, heating and disposal

Reduces hazardous waste volumes by 50% to 90%

Separated tramp oils can be sold or recycled

Minimal Maintenance

Compact, efficient system

Reliable unattended operation

Minimum plant space required 

Systems available to process 90 to 3,000 gallons per hour and higher

Time tested installations worldwide

Applications in automotive, machine tool, aircraft, appliance, and many other industries

Straightforward, simple and efficient gravity flow process

Available for central systems, individual machine sumps and flow-through systems 

The "Tramp Oil Separator" Specifications:

Model

Crossflow

TW1.5

TW3.0

TW05

TW10

TW15

TW25

TW50

TW75

TW100

Flow Capacity (USGPM)

2

105

3

5

10

15

25

50

75

100

Ambient Operating Temperature*

40F to 160 F

40F to 160 F

40F to 180 F

40F to 180 F

40F to 180 F

40F to 180 F

40F to 180 F

40F to 180 F

40F to 180 F

40F to 180 F

Dimensions

A

24"

12"

24"

48"

60"

72"

96"

96"

120"

144"

B

12"

8"

16"

18"

24"

30"

36"

48"

60"

72"

C

18"

36"

36"

46"

46"

46"

46"

48"

60"

60"

Approximate Shipping Weight (lbs)

70

200

250

475

600

790

1040

1940

3150

4000

*Higher Temperature Units are available

 

Coolant Recycling

The 'Guardian system is designed to recycle coolant in shops that have individual machine sumps instead of a large single central sump.  If your shop has a central system or several sumps over 500 gal. see the above Tramp Oil Separator section.  The Guardian' system is cost effective in shops with just a few 35 to 50 gallon sumps and in plants with 50+ machines each holding several hundred gallons of coolant.  The Guardian becomes a central sump where an oil separator on each machine would be cost prohibitive, it provides a central coolant collection point for tramp oil and suspended solids removal, bacteria control and concentration adjustment. 

The "Guardian" for Coolant Recycling

Typical Applications:

Machining
Stamping 
Grinding
Cutting

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The Guardian utilizes the Tramp Oil Separator (see above) for removal of tramp oils and a pressurized bag filter for particulate removal.  The system incorporates two compartments; the inlet (dirty coolant) compartment is sized to accommodate all of the coolant from one or several machine sumps.  Dirty coolant is pumped through the solids filter and the oil separator where it is cleaned, clean coolant then flows into the second (clean coolant) compartment, the clean compartment will fill and overflow into the dirty compartment to allow for multi-pass operation and to prevent a stagnant situation which will cause rancidity.  The system is designed to run continuously.

Benefits of Recycling your coolant: Features of the 'Guardian'

Reduces new coolant purchase by 50% to 75%

Reduce hazardous waste disposal costs by up to 90%
Increase Tool life by up to 33%
Improve surface finish

Cleaner work environment, less smoke, less oil on floors, less employee skin problems

Removes free floating, dispersed and emulsified tramp oils down to 1/10th percent

Removes virtually all suspended solids - can be supplied with Hyde centrifuge or other specialized Hyde filtration systems
Available with integrated coolant make-up, bacteria control and automatic coolant return systems
Clarified coolant continually overflows to the inlet compartment for further clarification allowing continuous mixing, preventing rancidity and assuring that a continuous volume of clean coolant is always ready for use on your machines.

Standard systems will process up to 1200 gallons per hour - larger and custom designed systems are available

About Coolant Recycling & Operation of Guardian System:

With coolant concentrates running $500 per drum and waste hauling fees increasing, the need for a recycling program becomes quite obvious, the added pressure of ISO 14,000, waste minimization programs and quality control issues also compel companies to investigate recycling.  Unless your company has money to burn, pure economics dictate that you run coolant as long as possible to avoid the cost of haul away and new coolant, thats usually several weeks after the smell starts.  In the meantime the coolant has become loaded with solids and/or tramp oils, these contaminants have a direct impact on the quality of your finished part.

Effective recycling is the removal of contaminants and the subsequent prevention of bacteria, leaving you with clean coolant ready for reuse.  Since we dont sell coolant we really dont want you to dump it.  We offer the Guardian System to help you accomplish your goals, the Guardian utilizes a coalescing separator rather than a centrifuge, the centrifuge tends to remove coolant concentrate costing you money.

The Guardian system operates independently of the coolant sumps, therefore the movement of coolant to and from the system becomes the first issue.  Ideally a sump sucker is used, if youve never seen one picture a propane tank on wheels with an electric or air operated pump (see our sump cleaner section).

The sump cleaner is sized to hold the entire contents of one or several sumps, they range in size from 60 gallon single tanks to units with two compartments (clean & dirty) each holding several hundred gallons.

The power of the sump cleaner means it can pump at 100 gpm, its quick and also removes the sludge and slime from the bottom of the machine sump, this is critical to an effective recycling program.

Lets say, for example, that your machines hold 50 gallons of coolant each and weve supplied you with a Guardian recycling system that has a 200 gallon clean and a 200 gallon dirty tank, and a sump cleaner that has a split tank, each tank hold 100 gallons.  As mentioned above, the clean tank of the Guardian recycling system is full and overflowing into the dirty tank that is 25% full, that means there is 200 gallons of clean coolant ready for use and room to add 150 gallons of dirty coolant.  When the time comes to clean a machine sump the operator gets the sump cleaner and first goes to the Guardian system, he (or she) pumps 100 gallons of clean coolant into the clean compartment of the sump cleaner, the sump cleaner is pushed to the machine sump, the dirty coolant is then pumped into the sump cleaner and clean coolant is then pumped from the sump cleaner into the machine sump, machine downtime is about 10 minutes.  The sump cleaner now holds 50 gallons of clean and 50 gallons of dirty coolant, he then proceeds to the next machine and does the same thing, he then returns to the Guardian with 100 gallons of dirty coolant and pumps it into the dirty side.  It sounds confusing but its really simple.  We have many reference accounts that will verify that this method of coolant recycling really works, call us. 

Oil water separator for removal of oil and petroleum products from water based fluids.  Separate oil from water and industrial process fluids.  Demo available.

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