Because the humidity of the ambient air is contained in the intake air, condensate always accumulates during the compression process in the air compressor. The contamination contained in the ambient air, such as dust and dirt particles or aerosols, also accumulate in the condensate in highly concentrated form. Condensate continues to accumulate yet again during subsequent compressed air treatment processes like filtration and drying. Our condensate technology enables this polluted and environmentally harmful waste product to be discharged, treated, and disposed of properly as condensate must not be introduced into the sewer system.
Condensate is a by-product of the air compression process and can be aggressive, pollutant-loaded, and/or contain oil. It exists in every compressed air application and is something that must be continuously managed. Condensate drains remove the liquids and are an often overlooked component of the compressed air chain, yet when left unchecked can cause poor part quality, machine damage, and even bodily injury to employees. Drainage points are also one of the system areas where energy waste is highest. BEKOMAT® zero air loss drains are the perfect solution providing users maximum energy savings and reliability.
The disposal of air compressor lubricant carryover in condensate is a concern, as is the variety of regulations across the country. Installation of an oil-water separator is simple. The oily condensate from each drain valve is individually piped to a depressurization chamber to reduce pressure to atmospheric. The clean water is then piped into an waste water drain. The separated oil is contained within the cartridge and/or held in a collection vessel for proper disposal.
BEKOSPLIT® units are capable of separating stable emulsions and provide the most reliable, robust, and economical treatment for these types of problematic condensates. In which case, our emulsion processing systems make easy work of oil-contaminated industrial wastewater with minimal maintenance and extremely low operating costs.