In the Victor separator, a pressure of 15 psi within the separator is used to control the recovered oil discharge valve. The system uses the pressure of the clean discharge water to move a piston of the oil valve via a small pilot valve. By putting a small capacitance probe to "find" the oil level the system will work automatically. The identical 2nd and 3rd stages use glass fiber as the coalescer medium whose service life depends on the solids content of the liquid passed to them. In the Comyn system, the bulk of the oil is removed in the 1st stage in a specially designed compactum chamber which reduces the oily water velocity, allowing the oil to rise and accumulate in the oil space above. The comparatively clean water enters the 2nd stage where the cartridges retain the small negative buoyancy oil particles until they coagulate and float free from the water phase. In both the separator and coagulators units the oil is allowed to accumulate in the oil recovery space to a predetermined level at which the oil interface actuates a capacitance oil detector probe which opens a discharge value.

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    Institute of Marine Engineers

    Memorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
    London EC3R 7JN,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

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  • Accession Number: 00167804
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Pollution Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM