Do API and API Type Separators Work?
In Do API and API Type Separators Work?, you'll learn ...
- The operators principle behind API and API Type separators
- The relative merits of the various types of coalescing plate separators
- Comparison of API and API Type separators to coalescing plate separators
- Summary of field operating data indicating the historical performance of API and API Type separators
- How performance improvements can be achieved by retrofitting API and API Type separators with coalescing media
The quantity of oil allowed in the effluent water from refineries, industrial plants, airports, and other facilities is governed by the Clean Water Act. The Clean Water Act requires that there be no sheen on the outlet water.
Numerous systems are available for removing this oil from water, among the most common are API separators, API type separators, and coalescing plate separators.
In this course, the student will learn about these various oil-water separators and the effectiveness of each in meeting effluent discharge requirements.
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- The difference between an API separator and an API Type separator
- How API and API Type separators work
- How Stokes' Law applies to the design of oil-water separators
- Advantages and disadvantages of API and API Type separators
- API 421 design assumptions and criteria
- Empirical data on the performance of API and API separators
- The various types of coalescing plate separators
- Advantages and disadvantages of coalescing plate separators
- How the performance of API and API Type separators compare with coalescing plate separators
- Real-life case study of an API separator retrofitted with coalescing media
- Regulatory requirements for oil-water separator effluent quality
Certificate of Completion
You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 10 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.
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