Collection: Oil Separators

Oil separators are designed to prevent oil and other hydrocarbons from entering the drainage system. They separate oil from water, and safely retain the oil until it is removed. Oil cannot be treated easily and will therefore cause severe pollution if allowed to enter mains sewers or drainage fields. Statutory controls enforce strict regulations on the discharge of such pollutants. Oil separators should be used in such applications as petrol stations, industrial yards and garages; or virtually anywhere that a risk of oil contamination exists. Discharge requirements for oil separators may vary in different areas of the country and it is therefore essential to consult the appropriate environmental controlling authority prior to specifying an oil separator. If the discharge is to a public sewer then local Building Control, the Water Authorities and water companies should also be contacted.