To reduce costs associated with meeting condensate disposal regulations, the patented CSS (condensate separation system) offers an efficient low-cost method for separating lubricant from condensate for easy disposal.
To increase efficiencies, CSS uses the "heat of compression" generated by the air compressor to vaporize the water. Operators collect the oily waste about once every quarter, and drain the clean condensate (&5 ppm oily waste) into the sewer.
The system consumes about 1 cfm of compressed air and enough electricity to run a small condenser fan motor. In addition, during periods of slow condensate generation the controller cycles the unit into a sleep mode to conserve energy.
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