Talk to us about the tools to keep your water, oil and compressed air separate.
Air, oil and water intermingle in most air compressors. Oil is needed to lubricate most compressors and the process of compression heats the air which condenses as it cools, creating water. There’s not much you can do about the creation of oil or water vapour (save for choosing an oil free compressor) but you do need to ensure that neither reaches the air tool – because that can contaminate the end product. Additionally, excess moisture within the compressor system can increase wear.
Oil and water separators, therefore, are essential to protecting the quality of the end product, to protecting the longevity of your Rotherham air compressor, and to ensuring you meet your Condensate Drainage Regulations responsibilities regarding the discharge of contaminated water.
How does a separator work?
Around 85% of the oil within your Rotherham compressed air system is collected through centrifugal force, which sees the oil drop into the separator collector. The remainder is caught by the separator filter or filter bag, where fine oil mist forms larger droplets which then fall into the separator, leaving only clean water to be piped to your foul drains.
Our separators are available to buy independently as one-off purchases, or as part of a broader compressed air installation package.
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