API separators are the ideal solutions for treating oily wastewater.
They are usually used for preliminary water treatment before the flotation process.
API separators treat and remove free oil from oily water with oil globule diameters greater than 150 microns.
To function, this type of separator exploits the difference in specific weight between free oil, oily water and suspended solids.
In particular, API separators are designed to ensure sufficient retention time for the oil to rise to the surface and the solids to settle on the bottom.
This is why the speed of the fluid inside the separator is extremely slow.
The division process in the API separators involves the following steps:
Important note: the materials used for the chain and for the parts in contact with the liquid are determined by the chemical and physical characteristics of the product to be treated.
High efficiency in the removal of suspended solids and the internal and anticorrosive coating are some of the distinctive elements of TECNIPLANT API separators, but there are many more.
Below there is a list of all the characteristic elements of our line of separators:
Below is an overview of the main application markets for our API separators:
The area below contains all the technical information for the entire line of TECNIPLANT API separators:
For a better overview of our offerings, in this section we grouped and made usable the functional drawings of our API separators:
Alongside the API type, our line of separators also offers other related products.