The ThermaPhase® Oil/Water Separator is a positive action solution to the problem of safely disposing of air compressor condensate. ThermaPhase® handles a broad variety of synthetic (polyglycol, diester, synthetic hydrocarbons, silicone, polyester and mixtures thereof) and petroleum based compressor lubricants. ThermaPhase should not be used on lubricants containing significant quantities of phosphate esters.
The ThermaPhase® unit is a thermostatically controlled, electrically heated evaporation unit that separates air compressor condensate from spent compressor lubricant. The condensate water leaves the unit as atmospheric stream and the lubricant is periodically drained from the unit.
The ThermaPhase® Oil/Water Separator is needed when the nature of the oily condensate created by a compressor is such that it forms a stable emulsion or is difficult to separate. ThermaPhase® offers an economical alternative to having your condensate hauled away by a licensed disposal company.
Sizing ThermaPhase Units
Step 1: Locate on Table 1 the SCF/M of air factor using the inlet temperature and relative humidity of the application.
Step 2: Divide the SCF/M of air required by the application of the SCF/M of air factor obtained from Table 1. This number is the gallons of condensate per hour required to be processed by the ThermaPhase.
Step 3: Pick a ThermaPhase unit with capacity to handle the condensate from Table 2.
|SCF/M Air Per Gallon of Water Per Hour|
|Evaporation Rate - Gallons per Hour|
|UNIT||GALS. / HOUR|
|TP - 6||1.9|
|TP - 12||4.1|
|TP - 18||6.2|
|TP - 24||8.3|
|TP - 36||12.5|
|TP - 54||18.8|
|TP - 72||25.1|
500 SCF/M • Air Temp - 70ºF • Relative Humidity -70%
Step 1: Referring to Table 1 for an air temperature of 70ºF and a relative humidity of 70%, we find an air factor of 174.3
Step 2: Dividing our compressor capacity of 500 SCF/M by the air factor: 500SCF/M / 174.3 SCF/M/Gal/Hr = 2.87 Gal/Hr.
Step 3: Referring to Table 2, we find it takes a ThermaPhase TP-12 to handle this application.