In industrial plants (such as refineries, steel mills, power and petrochemical plants) is considered the process machine thanks to its results and the economic returns guaranteed by the recovery of the oil.
ONE METHOD, ONE OPERATING MODE
Discoil works by exploiting the physical principle by which oil adheres to metallic surfaces.
The stainless steel discs that characterise the machine are vertically positioned and partially submerged in water. They attract the hydrocarbons to be recovered during rotation.
E’ prevista anche l’opportunità, in particolari situazioni dello “scarico libero” dell’olio per gravità.
The “scrapers” are self-centring, resistant to various types of products and able to automatically compensate for wear. It is able to operate in the extreme situations, including the ATEX Zone 0.
Discoil separates oil from water. This process is mechanical, without using chemical substances and without creating emulsions.
Discoil is a “clean” process that returns hydrocarbons ready to be reintroduced to the production process.
Oil flows into a primary collection tank (part of the machine) and is then transferred, by a drain pump or by fluid pressure, to a storage tank. In special conditions free oil drain by gravity is also possible.
Recovered substances, reintroduced in production, provide fast pay-back time helping to generate profits and thus repaying an investment of a lifetime.
Discoil materials vary according to the hydrocarbons to be recovered and the hostile nature of the environment where it will operate. Specifically, the machine can be constructed of painted carbon steel, stainless steel or duplex, and special attention is also devoted to rubber parts that are selected according to the application.
HOW MUCH SPACE
There are different Discoil models according to the type of use. The machine size is set by the number (from 4 to 10) and diameter (from 30 to 47 in) of the discs.
HOW IS IT INSTALLED
There are two types of Discoil applications:
The machine is supported and operated on a metallic structure generally attached to the side tank walls and equipped with catwalk and service platforms to permit maintenance.
Installation with variable level water
A floating platform can be anchored by mooring cables or attached to the tank with vertically sliding guides.
A vertically sliding system normally adopted in tanks can be used where, for space reasons, floats cannot be used, or in deep tanks or chambers where maintenance personnel access is discouraged.
DISCOIL IS AVAILABLE IN FOUR MODELS:
- S4: the DISCOIL able to work in small spaces (download data sheet)
- M4: the DISCOIL of medium dimensions adaptable to different applications (download data sheet)
- M6: the DISCOIL used to recover high quantity of oil (download data sheet)
- L10: the DISCOIL used in large tanks and API separators (download data sheet)