SEPARATOR MAINTENANCE: It is essential that separators are regularly maintained. You should not wait until the alarm (if equipped) is activated before a separator is serviced. Your system requires regular maintenance, calibration, and servicing by a team of competent technicians, to reduce the risk of a pollution incident.
To prevent pollution and minimize your costs, you need to manage your separator effectively. Every six months, or in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, experienced personnel should:
• Physically inspect the integrity of the separator and all mechanical parts.
•Assess the depth of accumulated oil, sludge and silt. •Service all electrical equipment such as alarms and separator management systems. •Check the condition of any coalescing device, clean or replace as necessary. •Some heavily used or high-risk sites might require more frequent inspections.