What is an API Oil-water separator?
An API oil-water separator is a machine made to separate oil and suspended solids in large quantities, from industrial wastewater produced in petrochemical plants, chemical plants, natural gas processing facilities, and other sources of oily industrial water.
Using Stokes Law to calculate the rise velocity of oil droplets based on their density and size, the API separator is a gravity separation device. As opposed to the specific gravity difference between water and suspended particulates, which is substantially larger, the design is based on the specific gravity difference between oil and wastewater.
The separated wastewater is the middle layer between the oil layer and the suspended particles layer, which settles to the bottom of the separator as a sediment layer and rises to the top of the separator.
Design, engineering, and manufacturing services for oil-water separators are best found at Netsol Water.
For refineries, chemical factories, power plants, and many other large-scale industrial facilities, an API Separator is a fantastic piece of wastewater processing machinery.
Systems, Services, and Solutions for API Separator
In terms of engineering, design, machinery, and operation of API Separators, Netsol is a pioneer. Your plant can use a range of our systems, services, and solutions to enhance the workflow, effectiveness, and upkeep of your API Separators and other wastewater treatment activities.
Engineering and design of new oil-water separators
· Installation and fabrication
· The beginning and commissioning
· Upgrade and Retrofit Existing Systems
· Mechanisms for tensioning drag conveyors
· System improvements for skimming
· Systems for inlet diffusion
· Collection and removal of solids
· Using covers and containing VOCs
· Increased throughput and separation
Services provided include:
· Designing and Engineering
· Evaluation of performance and maintenance
· Technical evaluation and data gathering
· Treatability research
· Reports and suggestions
· Engineering and service agreements
· Budgeting and cost estimating
· Schematics, system sizing, and design engineering
· Customized solutions for your unique needs
· Turnkey project recommendations based on analysis
Applications for API Separators for Water/oil separation
· Removal of solids/grit
· Processing plant waste
· Petroleum refineries
· Sewage from terminals and barges
· Operations at power plants
API Guidelines with Specialized Features
To design and construct an API Separator that will endure for many years, one must have a thorough understanding of influent characteristics, skimming system design, drag conveyor torque requirements, component selection, sludge conveyance, and maintenance processes.
In order to properly address client demands, which we are aware are particular to the facility, Netsol will confer with plant engineers and operators to fully understand their concerns and design specifications. We will then custom build an API Separator to suit those needs.
Theory of API Separator
The oil and water are separated by gravity differential settling. To choose the right design and size of the separator, our engineers will assess the type and condition of the oil as well as the parameters of the waste stream.
Considerations include the size of the oil globules, the specific gravity of the oil and wastewater, the temperature, and the viscosity. The design will include provisions for the separation of suspended solids from the wastewater as well.
How can we assist?
Netsol Water provides expert guidance and technical support for all air, water and wastewater related issues. Our certified specialists have worked on a wide range of oil-water separators, in a variety of wastewater treatment sectors.
We will assist you in ensuring that your industry complies with all authority laws. We are the experts, from design to installation, to support and maintenance. You can reach us via phone at +91 9650608473 or drop a mail at email@example.com for additional information.
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