TKO-10HT Oil/Water Separator Pulls Oily Rinse Water from the Rinse Tank Surface

Originally titled 'Oil/Water Separator Pulls Oily Rinse Water from the Rinse Tank Surface'

The TKO-10HT functions the same as the other Keller TKO products, but is resistant to the special rinse water operating conditions.

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A frequent problem encountered in parts wash lines is the buildup of an oil layer on the rinse tank surface. When the rinsed parts are raised out of the tank, the oil layer re-contaminates the parts. The problem can be solved by continuously removing the oil layer from the surface of the rinse tank. In practice, however, the parts wash application has two additional requirements: 1) The temperature of the rinse water is typically about 160°F, and 2) the rinse water usually contains a low concentration of alkaline cleaner. The TKO-10HT, from Keller Products Inc., functions the same as the other Keller TKO products, but is resistant to the special rinse water operating conditions.

A self-priming, air-operated diaphragm pump on the TKO-10HT pulls oily rinse water from the surface of the rinse tank through an inlet device and then through a filter to remove any floating solids. The filtered oil/water mixture is then pumped through the company’s all-plastic separator element immersed in a separator tank. The oil-free water returns continuously to the rinse water tank at high flow rate of 120 gallons per hour. The oil layer collects on the top of the separator tank and is occasionally drained into a waste oil container by opening the oil drain valve. No other operator attention is required.