So now you have the know-how, how can you stop your compressed air equipment catching you out? It’s time to get pro-active with your condensate management!
Compressor condensate drain
Zero loss drains are designed to remove condensate from your compressed air system, while ensuring no compressed air escapes during the removal process. This is also good for energy efficiency as you’re not having to re-compress air lost when manually draining condensate.
Check where your condensate drains are piped to as it should ideally be an oil-water separator. Approximately 99% of condensate is water, which after treatment, can legally be disposed of via a foul drain saving costs on waste disposal companies.
Portable and without any electronics, oil water separators supplied by Direct Air & Pipework have no moving parts meaning very little maintenance is required until a service exchange is due.
In addition to the above, you may also have to consider other oil-containing industrial waste-waters such as emulsion. Splitting plants enable these to be processed along with your compressed air condensate. Water-insoluble organic substances and a large variety of solid contaminations are removed from the water and any heavy metals, dirt and paint particles contained in the water are reliably adsorbed.
Following the above steps will keep your business compliant with the latest regulations regarding compressor condensate.
If you would like any further advice or information about how to implement the suggestions contact us today.