One of the issues with Oil Water separators that has caused a lot of problems over time and continues to be a large issue is the SOLIDS that accumulate in the bilges/holding tanks. None of the IMO 107(49) certified Oil Water Separators can deal with solids. That is until NOW!! Recovered Energy has developed a patented process that removes solids down to 25 microns in one pass at the design flow!
Some other manufacturers have come up with pre-treatment options to remove solids prior to the oil water separator. While these tend to get the job done okay, they are one extra piece of equipment that takes space and maintenance and tend to be very expensive. Many require backwashing. Even if self-cleaning or automatic this only means there is one more thing (backwash water) to get rid of.
The beauty of the BOSS DP option is that we can do both oil and solids removal in one system. So you have only one system to worry about. This is a huge advantage to the oil separator that no longer has to deal with solids. This makes the frequency of the bag filters changes go down dramatically and the filtration media tends to last a lot longer. The headaches that can be caused by solids are many and you have just eliminated them nicely.
The unit also comes with some nice standard features that are optional on the regular BOSS OWS. These include a SS panel, extra pressure gauges, automatic backwash of the polishing vessel, flanged inlets and outlets moved for convenience, an MOV on the oil discharge and a skid.
The solids removal technology is also available in the SOLID BOSS separators that separate either Solids Only or Solids and Oil. These SOLID BOSS Systems are designed for a rig environment to deal with deck drains and drilling muds.
The DP option for the BOSS OWS is for the customer that wants a non-hazardous area certified separator that deals with both problems together, works simply ,takes up less space and works efficiently.