Treating water with respect since 1982
Ultraspin Technology design and supply high performance oily water separators.
Our systems utilise innovative hydrocyclone technology to separate oils, fats, grease and solids from contaminated water. Based in Melbourne, we’re the largest oily water equipment supplier in Australia. Ultraspin’s leading edge technology is a high powered, low maintenance alternative to other traditional forms of oily water treatment, such as coalescing plate separators, air floatation and large retention tanks in and above ground.
The Ultraspin Oily Water Separator
How does the Oily Water Separator work?
A spinning vortex is created by pumping the oily water tangentially into a cone-shaped separator. This creates a powerful centrifugal force, that accelerates as it moves down the cone. These strong forces separate the heavier water component to the outside of the vortex while the lighter oil droplets are forced to the centre. The separated oils are removed through an orifice at the inlet end of the cone and treated water is discharged through the opposite end.
Why is it such a powerful separator?
The centrifugal force generated inside the vortex of the Ultraspin oil separator is in the order of 1,000 times the force of gravity! With such force, effective oily wastewater treatment can be achieved even with emulsified oil droplets as small as 15 microns. Other oil water separators, like coalescing plate packs, petrol interceptors, tanks or similar oil separators, depend on the effects of gravity for oil separation and consequently are less efficient and can be a lot slower. With an Ultraspin Separator you will have a high performance, reliable, low risk system that requires very little maintenance. Take the stress out of ensuring your wastewater system will work by giving us a call. We will work with you to design a complete system of oily water treatment with no hidden surprises.
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Industries & Applications
What micron rating oil separator do I need?
The first and most important thing to know when treating oily water is your oil droplet size. The droplet size in your water determines the micron rating you will need for your oil separator.
The Best Way – Measure Your Oil Droplets!
Samples sent to a laboratory will not be accurate (because the droplet size will change in transit and you’ll get an incorrect result).
The most accurate technology available for measuring droplet size is a video particle analyser. Video technology is accurate and can tell the difference between an oil droplet and a solid particle. This is what Ultraspin uses to measure our clients’ droplet sizes. Ultraspin also has a portable video particle analyser and skilled operators who can bring it to site to measure your droplet size and oil distribution ‘live’ in the wastewater. It is vital to have both an accurate oil droplet measuring tool capable of telling the difference between oil droplets, air bubbles and suspended solids AND a skilled operator experienced in oily water analysis. Ultraspin has the best of both! So if you would like our help please let us know. There is no more guesswork required.
Not sure what oil droplet size you have?
As the largest oily water vendor in Australia, Ultraspin has installed 1,750 oil water separators – treating billions of litres of oily water all over the world.