The forecourt separator is designed for installation in petrol filling station forecourts and similar applications. The function of the separator is to intercept hydrocarbon pollutants such as petroleum and oil and prevent their entry to the drainage system, thus protecting the environment against hydrocarbon contaminated surface water run-off and gross spillage.
Operation ensures that the flow cannot exit the
unit without first passing through the coalescer assembly.
In normal operation, the forecourt separator has sufficient capacity to provide storage for separated pollutants within the main chamber, but is also able to contain up to 7,600 litres of pollutant arising from the spillage of a fuel delivery tanker compartment on the petrol forecourt. The separator has been designed to ensure that oil cannot exit the separator in the event of a major spillage, subsequently the separator should be emptied immediately.
- Light and easy to install
- Inclusive of silt storage volume
- Fitted inlet/outlet connectors
- Vent points within necks
- Extension access shafts for deep inverts
- Maintenance from ground level
- Class I and Class II design
- Oil storage volume
- Coalescer (Class I unit only)
- Automatic closure device
- Oil alarm system available
The unit should be installed on a suitable concrete base slab and surrounded with a concrete backfill. Structural grade units can also be supplied suitable for installation within a granular backfill (i.e. pea gravel). Please specify unit required when ordering.
If the separator is to be installed within a trafficked area, then a suitable cover slab must be designed to ensure that loads are not transmitted to the unit.
The separator should be installed and vented in accordance with Health and Safety Guidance Note HS(G)41 for filling stations, subject to Local Authority requirements.
Sizes and specifications for the Forecourt Separators