Oil Separator's & Interceptors at Cargate Engineering
Surface water drains commonly discharge to a watercourse or to ground via a soakaway system. Contamination of surface water by oil or chemical based products can have serious Environmental impacts if contaminants are able to discharge either directly or indirectly into a watercourse.
Oil separators / Interceptors are installed to form part of the surface water drainage system to protect the receiving watercourse from such pollutions. These pollutions may be caused by accidental spillages or leaks on machinery, plant and vehicles. In some cases, certain commercial or industrial processes create waste water that may be deemed suitable discharge to a foul sewer network under strict approval from the relevant Water Authority. Such consent may only be approved subject to the installation of an oil separator / Interceptor. Many site factors will determine the type of unit required. There are two classes of separator, Class 1 and Class 2. Either can be full retention or bypass separators. It is essential that your site is fully compliant with the Environmental Agency’s PPG3 Guidelines which are recommended to avoid flooding, pollution and potential fines. Separators are often the last line of defence between a controlled oil spill and a major pollution incident. If not properly serviced and maintained, they can fail through silt and sludge build ups in the base of the tank, saturated filters within, blocked safety devices, and faulty or no alarm warning systems in place. Cargate Engineering Ltd are a local based company and specialise in the removal of hazardous and contaminated waste in line with current Hazardous Waste regulations.