Are There Different Types Of Full Retention Separators?

Yes. Because the concentration and volume of hydrocarbon runoff differ site by site, each site requires a different level of oil and water separation.

Class 1 separators, such as the Spillceptor, are specifically engineered to address full flow conditions at high-risk sites. At these sites, there are higher hydrocarbon volumes, which increases the chances of contamination or a spill.

These Class 1 separators are capable of addressing high-flow stormwater runoff levels and oil spill circumstances. They also help mitigate risk in the event of a fire because on-site hydrocarbons are captured and stored securely where they can’t come into contact with ignition sources.

In addition, the Spillceptor and some other Class 1 units feature a probe system that sends key functionality and operations data to site staff or a maintenance team.

In medium to low-risk areas and sites, though, a bypass separator such as Atlan’s Ecoceptor and Flowceptor may suffice. These areas present less hydrocarbon runoff and lower oil concentrations for separation. Examples include car parks and airports.

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