To customize a system to you needs, you can choose from a large range of options and extensions. All systems can be provided with things like a stand, insulation, tank covers etc. but there are also solutions that greatly enhance the performance of the Suparator® separation system and significantly extend the applicability of the standard system.
These extensions include:
As simple as it is, it may be a very important extension. In many applications, in particular with aqueous cleaning applications, foaming can be an issue. Since foam is even lighter than oil, it would readily be separated with the oil, causing a lot of water and cleaner chemicals to end up in the waste drum. The foam knock-off bar stops foam without stopping the oil and completely solves this problem.
Any piece of equipment will accumulate dirt while being used. That is certainly true for oil/water separation equipment and also for Suparator®. Although Suparator® is less sensitive to dirt than conventional equipment, accumulation of dirt may interfere with the flow through the units. Depending on the application, a Suparator® unit may need cleaning once every 1 to 3 months. Installing flush headers completely eliminates this problem; cleaning of a Suparator® unit can now be postponed until the entire installation is being cleaned.
Often, oil and grease do not manifest themselves as a nice, liquid, floating layer. Due to all sorts of inadvertent processes, oil, grease and comparable substances often build floating matter that is best described as sludge; a non-liquid, often sticky, substance.
Such floating substances are known to present problems in all oil separation devices, but for Suparator® there is a perfect solution. By placing a small, electric motor driven, rake skimmer on top of the separation system, accumulated "sludge" is raked to the back of the unit and into the oil trough. Suparator® does not require a large rake system over the full length of the tank, because of the active separation principle which already takes care of accumulating and concentrating any floating substance.
Every Suparator® system can be supplied with a suitable control system. Although the controls for a Suparator® system are not complicated, a control systems turns a set of components into a package unit which is fully assembled and tested, ready for direct use. The time to install a unit and put it into operation is minimized.
For the smaller systems with little features, a very simple but versatile control panel is available, which is based on a very sofisticated variable frequency drive with integrated load monitor. The load monitor protects the pump against running dry (ES type pump) and blocking of the pump suction or discharge (ES and EM type pumps).
If there is more than one pump to be controlled, or if a system has multiple features, a control panel based on the advanced Logo! controller from Siemens will be used. In addition to alarm and text messaging and analog measurement and control, the Logo! controller is available with an Ethernet connection, allowing connection to, and data exchange with, main or central control systems.
This control panel is the standard for 83 and 86 series units but can be used on the 84 series. It includes the control of a single feed pump by means of a variable frequency drive (VFD), 24vdc and 240 vac power supply for external devices (timer for flush header) and an input to stop the pump from a main control system or a sensor (run-dry protection or low level stop).
This controller is based on the Siemens Logo! plc, a very sofisticated controller which incorporates many valuable features. The analog inputs, which are standard on the base module, allow for flexible level measurement and pressure control. Also standard are the text and alarm messages which are displayed on the controller display or, optionally, on the operator interface panel. And with an analog output module it becomes very simple to control the capacity of a discharge pump.
The Siemens Logo! is available with an Ethernet connection which can be used to connect the control system to other control systems or user interface panels. This feature can be used to connect the controller to a central or main control system or data acquisition system and exchange process status data and values. It is also possible to connect to controllers of other equipment which interact with the Suparator® system. An Ethernet link with the controller of a Q-Filter® active vacuum system, which is often used after the Suparator® system, is even available as a standard feature.
The standard control systems offer a very flexible and economical solution. However, if customer requirements dictate the use of special components or controllers, we can provide a completely customized system. Requirements for different types of controllers, equipment standards, voltages and national standards can be adhered to.
We always try to supply complete systems which meet all our client's requirements. To achieve this we can supply equipment which is not included in our standard configurations and integrate this equipment with the Suparator® system. This could be additional pumps, automatic valves, filters, magnetic separators and any sensors and controls for this equipment. If possible, this equipment will be mounted together with the Suparator® equipment and the control tasks integrated in the Suparator® controller. With everything mounted, wired and tested prior to shipment, it becomes a package unit which is ready for direct use. On site installation and start-up of the equipment is reduced to a minimum , saving a lot of time and money.