Pneumatech (8102046821) OWS 180 Oil Water Separator Condensate Manager
The condensate generated by oil-injected compressors contains traces of oil and lubricant. This compressor oil is removed by receiver tanks, dryers, and filtration. Because oil poses an environmental risk, it must be treated before it can be disposed. This is done by separating the oil and water contained in the condensate, thereby preventing polluted wastewater from harming the environment. It’s not just the right thing to do, in many countries it's a legal requirement.
If you are dumping the water from your air compressor onto the ground, outside, or into your sewer system without it first being treated through a condensate management system, you are breaking the law. An OWS 180 condensate manager will help.
Pneumatech's OWS 180 is the choice of decisions makers who will only settle for the most reliable and effect solution in the market. In the first stage of the dual-stage filtration system, the condensate flows through a polypropylene filter which separates out the oil in two steps: first as the condensate passes through it, and second when it fills in the chamber below which traps the oil that rises to the top. In the second stage, the condensate flows through another chamber where activated carbon filters out any remaining oil particles in the condensate.
The OWS 180 is rated to handle up to 180 cfm in a mild climate with dryers and filters connected. If you are only tying this into your air compressor receiver tank, this oil water condensate separator is rated for 225cfm. This specific condensate manager used organic clay and is designed for synthetic based oils typically shipped with higher end piston and industrial rotary screw compressors.