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Protect the Environment with ConDePhase Plus
Compressor Condensate Disposal
In many cases it is illegal to dispose of untreated compressor condensate by putting it in sewers or surface draws. You have two legal choices for properly disposing of oily compressor condensate. They are as follows:
1. Pay a licensed contractor to pick up and dispose of the used compressor condensate. This process is extremely expensive and inconvenient.
2. The ConDePhase Plus oil/water separator is simple, automatic and the most economical solution for oily compressor condensate disposal.
The ConDePhase Plus Advantages
Gravity Separation for most compressor lubes including polyglycols
External Carbon Filter easily changed without entering unit
Tough, impact-resistant, high-density polypropylene construction
Two coalescing packs for extra filtration and longer lasting carbon filter
Easy Care Patented (#5143611) External Filter
ConDePhase Plus utilizes a patented External Activated Carbon Filter polishing unit to facilitate easy filter change without having to enter the unit and create internal turbulence. The external filter simplifies the problems associated with handling the spent carbon filter.
Depending on the number of variables (the most significant being the type of lubricant in use), a carbon filter will normally last from nine to twelve months, (six to nine months with polyglycols).
Choosing the correct size unit
Four key factors must be evaluated when selecting the size ConDePhase Plus unit to best fit your needs:
Compressor capacity, SCFM
Base stock of oil
ISO grade of oil
Additives present in the oil
To properly size the ConDePhase Plus unit for each application requires careful consideration of these variables. Use of the ConDePhase Plus sizing chart makes this decision quick and easy.
Remember, oily condensate can originate from the number of locations in the air compressor system: compressor, intercooler, aftercooler, separators, receivers, dryers and filters.
For greater efficiency and additional savings, they can all be piped together before connecting the ConDePhase Plus unit.
To assist you in selection of the proper unit, Marcuse And Son, Inc. will provide you with detailed design criteria. We will be happy to help you select the proper Unit.
If you have any questions concerning ConDePhase Plus, please contact us via email or telephone.
Exceeds Most Environmental Standards
While some states push for even lower restrictions, for most states, 50 ppm is currently the standard concentration of oil allowed in water destined for sanitary sewers.
ConDePhase Plus Units, with their unique separation design and activated filter, have achieved water effluents containing less that 15 ppm of oil in most compressor oils and 50 ppm or less with polyglycols.
The ConDePhase Plus has no moving parts which makes it virtually maintenance .
Three Phase Separation
Here's how the ConDePhase Plus combines three different separation methods for superior results:
Oily condensate enters the unique Expansion Chamber which allows air from automatic drains and ball valves, in blasts of five (5) seconds or less, to exit safely and the condensate to gravity flow into the unit.
Two large, turbulence-free Separation Chambers provide sufficient residence time for gravity to effect the separation process. The condensate enters the first chamber, the effluent is forced to go through the coalescing filter pack here oil is coalesced and separated from the clean water. Clean water from the bottom chamber is gravity fed to the second chamber for duplication of the first chamber.
A second stage of gravity separation, plus coalescing polypropylene barrels, provides greater turbulence-free residence time for further separation
A large volume, External Activated Carbon Filter polishing unit provides clean, sheen-free water.
As indicated above, coalescing, gravity separation and carbon absorption are the three separation methods used by the ConDePhase Plus.
Some lubricants such as polyglycols and phosphate esters have a specific gravity equal to or greater that water. Because of this higher specific gravity, special equipment is required to effect separation of these fluids from water. >
In addition, lubricants which are miscible with water, (polyglycols) or contain additives (ATFs), such as detergents, which cause the lubricant to form stable emulsions with water, cannot be separated using ordinary gravity separation devices
The ConDePhase Plus is not an ordinary device, and tests have shown the ConDePhase Plus to deliver 50 ppms or less with polyglycols.
ConDePhase Plus Delivers Superior Results
Eliminate environmental contamination
Reduce the cost of disposal contractors
Provide greater separation efficiency than old-fashioned settling tanks