Separators, or interceptors, are essential for avoiding pollution on premises where oil, or other hazardous spills, are a risk – such as distribution depots, forecourts, fuel storage sites and major car parks or anywhere hydrocarbons are frequently used. Designed to trap harmful substances before they enter the surrounding area, separators can become blocked and their filters saturated, stopping the flow of water off your site or causing polluted water to contaminate the local environment.
A growing number of oil pollution incidents has meant that the Environment Agency is now focusing on at-risk premises, with many of the problems identified caused by separators not being serviced properly, resulting in owners facing hefty fines and prosecution. The Environment Agency standard, PPG3 and European standard, EN858-2, both state that separators should be serviced at least twice a year and in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Prevent Separator Disaster With a Service and Maintenance Contract From Adler and Allan
Adler and Allan has extensive experience in the service and maintenance of Full Retention and Forecourt separators, providing customers with peace of mind that their separators will be kept to legal standards, while minimising the disruption that pollution or flooding could cause to their business.
Service and Maintenance contract benefits:
- Reduce the threat of disruption to your site
- Protect the environment
- Meet Environment Agency obligations
- Prevent the risk of fines and clean-up costs
- Help your company achieve ISO 14001
- Free separator installation and certification
For separator installations where there is insufficient information regarding the equipment’s current condition and functionality, Adler and Allan can also carry out a Separator System Audit.
Maintain All Of Your Assets
Apart from the separators themselves, Adler and Allan can also fit and maintain related alarms, check tanks are structurally sound – something that should take place every five years according to the Environment Agency – as well as installation and servicing for sewage treatment plants, pump stations and bund water control units.