Cleaning of oil separator contaminated by hydrocarbons
An oil separator is used to intercept oils or hydrocarbons in wastewater. This kind of installation is normally found in garages, parking lots, gas stations, etc.
The contaminated water comes from cleaning soiled floors, equipment and vehicles. The oil interceptor consists of a tank which slows the flow rate so as to accumulate the oil floating on the surface of the water.
Regular emptying of the oil separator will ensure it functions correctly. If this is neglected, the risk of water contaminated with hydrocarbons being released into the environment is increased.
We recommend the implementation of a preventative maintenance program (PMP)