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SPEL Puraceptor Class 1 Full Retention Separators

SPEL Puraceptor® oil separators treat 100% of the flow and have been designed and tested to meet the stringent British/European Standard BS EN 858-1. For peace of mind, install SPEL Puraceptors in high risk areas where the maximum hydrocarbon concentration in the outlet must not exceed 5mg/l. All SPEL Puraceptors (Full Retention Separators) are fitted with a special automatic closure device (ACD) which shuts the separator down when the contained oil exceeds the maximum oil spill capacity. The ‘heart’ of SPEL Separators is the unique long life, low maintenance coalescer unit which ‘polishes’ the final effluent after 90% of hydrocarbons and silt have been separated out.    

Class 1 Full Retention Separators

The Puraceptor is a full retention model treating all the flow from the connected catchment area, it is available in two versions, single or two chamber, dependent upon the site application and requirements. See specification detail below. This system benefits from BS EN 858 testing conducted by HR Wallingford and the inclusion of the unique SPEL coalescer, ensuring the highest performance and simple maintenance.

Product Range

200 Series

(1.2m inside diameter):

NS 4 – NS 10

Catchment area: 222m2 – 556m2

 

300 Series

(1.8m inside diameter):

NS 15 – NS 50

Catchment area: 833m2 – 2,778m2

 

400 Series

(2.6m inside diameter):

NS 65 – NS 280

Catchment area: 3,611m2 – 15,555m2

 

500 Series

(3.5m inside diameter):

NS 300 – NS 500

Catchment area: 16,665m2 – 27,775m2

 

600 Series

(4m inside diameter):

NS 500 – NS 1,000

Catchment area: 27,775m2 – 55,550m2

Note: NS 1,000 unit does not

have silt capacity

Applications

  • Fuel storage/handling areas
  • Refuelling facilities
  • Vehicle maintenance yards
  • Heavy industrial areas
  • Distribution centres
  • Power/sub stations
  • Fire training grounds

Shell Design

Designed with reference to BS EN 13121. All tank shells carry the SPEL 25 Year Warranty and life expectancy in excess of 50 years.

Shell Specifications

Different tank shell specifications are available dependent upon tank invert levels, ground conditions and ground water levels. (See Installation Guidance section)

Inlet/Outlet Connections

160/225/300mm diameter PVCU socket/spigot.

450, 600, 750, 900 and 1200mm diameter GRP spigot available, for connecting to site pipework via Flex-Seal/Band-Seal or similar flexible couplings.

The nine inlet/outlet options below are available to assist with design and installation.

Overview

The purpose of the Automatic Closure Device (ACD) is to close the separator off automatically when the maximum capacity of light liquid/oil is reached.

The ACD ensures that in the event of a major spillage, pollutants do not pass into the drainage system; it should not be regarded as a substitute for an automatic alarm/monitoring system. The oil alarm and ACD are both required to comply with BS EN 858.

If the tank should fill with light liquid/oil the ACD, which is calibrated for a specific gravity of 0.85, will automatically sink and close off the SPEL Puraceptor®.

Normally routine maintenance would include removing light liquid intercepted within the Puraceptor®. If a SPEL automatic alarm/monitoring system is incorporated, it will automatically indicate when the Puraceptor® should be emptied. Only in an emergency will the Puraceptor® fill to its maximum and activate the ACD.

In such an event the Puraceptor® should be completely sucked out/emptied and the ACD lifted out.

Prior to installation

Prior to installation the ACD retaining tube should be covered with polythene to prevent ingress of concrete etc., which would fall onto the ACD and cause a malfunction.

Maintenance

Dependent upon site conditions it is advisable to remove the ACD periodically taking care not to raise it too quickly and damage the plastic/copper float. Clean it from debris/silt to prevent premature closing. Check the seating in the base unit is free of debris/silt that could prevent proper closing in an emergency.

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Automatic closure device Type F (Floating)
SPEL Puraceptor®
class 1 separators
(two chamber) & full retention class 2 separators.

Automatic closure device Type F (Floating)
SPEL Puraceptor®
class 1 separators
(two chamber) & full retention class 2 separators.

This is the SPEL Puraceptor single chamber model sizing chart. For the difference between single and two chamber models see the explanation below under operation.

ModelSeriesNominal Size (NS)Catchment Area (m2)Oil Storage (L)Silt Capacity (L)Overall Length* (mm)Overall Diameter (mm)Inlet Invert (mm)Base to Inlet (mm)Base to Outlet (mm)Optimum In/Out Pipe Diameter** (mm)Number of Access Shafts(dia. mm)
  Flow (l/s)   L ABC 4506007509001200
P004 1C/SC2004222404001,7201,2256301,1101,0501601
P006 1C/SC2006333606002,3101,2256301,1101,0501601
P010 1C/SC200105561001,0003,4101,2256301,1101,0501601
P015 1C/SC300158331501,5003,2001,8753501,8001,74022511
P020 1C/SC300201,1112002,0003,5401,8753501,8001,74022511
FP 1C/SC300201,1112002,0004,2901,8753501,8001,740225 1
P030 1C/SC300301,6673003,0004,4201,8753901,7601,70030011
P040 1C/SC300402,2224004,0005,7601,8753901,7601,70030011
P050 1C/SC300502,7785005,0007,0601,8753901,7601,70030011
P065 1C/SC400653,6116506,5004,8602,7004252,6252,52530012
P080 1C/SC400804,4448008,0005,7002,7004252,6252,52530012
P100 1C/SC4001005,5551,00010,0007,4002,7004752,5752,47545012
P125 1C/SC4001256,9441,25012,5008,5802,7004752,5752,47545012
P150 1C/SC4001508,3331,50015,00010,1802,7004752,5752,47545012
P165 1C/SC4001659,1661,65016,50011,2002,7005002,5502,450450211
P200 1C/SC40020011,1102,00020,00013,7102,7006602,3902,290600211
P250 1C/SC40025013,8882,50025,00016,7502,7006602,3902,290600212
P280 1C/SC40028015,5552,80028,00018,8002,7006602,3902,290600122
P300 1C/SC50030016,6653,00030,00012,4103,6508053,0702,970750122
P400 1C/SC50040022,2204,00040,00015,7603,6508053,0702,970750222
P500 1C/SC50050027,7755,00050,00020,5303,6509552,9202,8209002211
P500 1C/SC60050027,7755,00050,00016,0404,1509253,2503,1509002211
P600 1C/SC60060033,3306,00060,00019,0804,1509253,2503,150900222
P700 1C/SC60070038,8887,00070,00021,4604,1509253,2503,150900323
P800 1C/SC60080044,4408,00080,00023,0204,1509253,2503,1509003221
All of the above models are available without silt capacity, below are selected models for size comparison.
The P1000 model is only available in non silt format.
P050 1C300502,7785005,07018753901,7601,7003001
P065 1C400653,6116503,7102,7004252,6252,525300 2
P100 1C4001005,5551,0005,2502,7004752,5752,475450 2
P125 1C4001256,9441,2506,0902,7004752,5752,4754502
P165 1C4001659,1661,6507,9602,7005002,5502,4504502 1
P250 1C40025013,8882,50011,8302,7006602,3902,2906002 2
P300 1C40030016,6653,00014,1202,7006602,3902,2906002 2
P500 1C50050027,7755,00014,3403,6509552,9202,8209002211
P500 1C60050027,7755,00011,4704,1509253,2503,1509002211
P700 1C60070038,8887,00015,8804,1509253,2503,150900323
P1000 1C6001,00055,55010,00021,4074,1509253,2503,1509003213

*Overall length subject to inlet/outlet and orientation.

**SPEL Separators are designed for a maximum flow (NS/NSB) but can be fitted with larger than the recommended maximum connection size IN/OUT or with the addition of adapters providing the maximum flow (NS/NSB) cannot be exceeded or any increase in the operating level in the SPEL Separator to cause the captured pollutants to escape into the vent connections or through access shaft connections. Any overriding of the above criteria could jeopardise performance to the European Standard BS EN 858-1.

Note: Model FP1C/SC is a special Forecourt separator with 7600 litre spillage holding capacity. Click here for more information on Forecourt Separators.

This is the SPEL Puraceptor two chamber model sizing chart. For the difference between single and two chamber models see the explanation below under operation.

ModelSeriesNominal Size (NS)Catchment Area (m2)Oil Storage (L)Silt Capacity (L)Overall Length* (mm)Overall Diameter (mm)Inlet Invert (mm)Base to Inlet (mm)Base to Outlet (mm)Optimum In/Out Pipe Diameter** (mm)Number of Access Shafts(dia. mm)
  Flow (l/s)   L ABC 4506007509001200
P006 2C/SC2006333606003,0501,2253401,2001,14016011
P010 2C/SC200105561001,0003,8201,2253401,2001,14016011
P015 2C/SC300158331501,5004,0201,8753501,8001,7402252
P020 2C/SC300201,1112002,0004,0201,8753501,8001,7402252
FP 2C/SC***300201,1112002,0005,5001,8753501,8001,7402252
P025 2C/SC300251,3892502,5004,2901,8753501,8001,7402252
P030 2C/SC300301,6673003,0004,4201,8753901,7601,70030012
P035 2C/SC300351,9443503,5005,0701,8753901,7601,70030012
P040 2C/SC300402,2224004,0005,7601,8753901,7601,70030012
P050 2C/SC300502,7785005,0007,0601,8753901,7601,70030012
P065 2C/SC300653,6116506,5009,1801,8753901,7601,70030012
P080 2C/SC400804,4448008,0005,7002,7004252,6252,52530011
P100 2C/SC4001005551,00010,0007,4002,7004752,5752,47545011
P125 2C/SC4001256,9441,25012,5008,5802,7004752,5752,47545021
P150 2C/SC4001508,3331,50015,00010,1802,7005002,5502,45045021
P200 2C/SC40020011,1102,00020,00013,7102,7006602,3902,290600121
P250 2C/SC40025013,8882,50025,00016,7522,7006602,3902,290600212
P300 2C/SC50030016,6653,00030,00012,5303,6506753,2003,100600121
P400 2C/SC50040022,2204,00040,00015,9803,6506753,2003,100600222
P500 2C/SC50050027,7755,00050,00020,5303,6509552,9202,8209002211
P500 2C/SC60050027,7755,00050,00016,2604,1509253,2503,1509002111
P600 2C/SC60060033,3306,00060,00019,0804,1509253,2503,150900223
P700 2C/SC60070038,8887,00070,00022,2704,1509253,2503,150900323
P800 2C/SC60080044,4408,00080,00023,0204,1509253,2503,1509003221
P900 2C/SC60090050,0009,00090,00024,6584,1509253,2503,1509003212

*Overall length subject to inlet/outlet and orientation.

**SPEL Separators are designed for a maximum flow (NS/NSB) but can be fitted with larger than the recommended maximum connection size IN/OUT or with the addition of adapters providing the maximum flow (NS/NSB) cannot be exceeded or any increase in the operating level in the SPEL Separator to cause the captured pollutants to escape into the vent connections or through access shaft connections. Any overriding of the above criteria could jeopardise performance to the European Standard BS EN 858-1.

Note: Model FP2C/SC is a special Forecourt separator with 7600 litre spillage holding capacity. Click here for more information on Forecourt Separators.

Shaft Extensions

All SPEL Separator Systems have a large range of technical accessories to ease maintenance and monitoring.

Circular access shafts are supplied in 450, 600, 700, 900 and 1200mm diameter. Rectangular shafts are supplied in 800, 900 and 1000mm X 1000/1250/1500mm. GRP ladders can be incorporated for more access, complete with stainless steel fixings.

Rectangular Shafts
Stub Access Shafts
Flanged joint stub access shaft with extension shaft
600,750 and 900mm diameter.
Socket joint stub access shaft with extension shaft
600, 750, 900 and 1200mm diameter

200/300 Series

Shafts can be laminated onto the tank up to a maximum height of 1.2m. Above this height extension shafts can be supplied separately for on-site fitting during installation.

400 Series

Shafts up to 400mm high are laminated onto the tank. Above this height extension shafts can be supplied separately for on-site fitting during installation.

500 Series

Shafts up to 300mm high are laminated onto the tank. Above this height extension shafts can be supplied separately for on-site fitting during installation.

600 Series

Stub access shafts are fitted 100mm high and extension access shafts fitted as 500 series. Above this height extension shafts can be supplied separately for on-site fitting during installation.

Extension Shafts

These are supplied in 500mm increments and are available in different laminate specs to suit site-specific invert levels and applications.

Guide Rails for Coalescers

Note: only applicable to units fitted with the SPEL Coalescer

Normal servicing of the smaller SPEL Separators frequently requires emptying the unit completely. Guide rails provide access for the coalescer units to be taken out, cleaned and returned and guided accurately to their seating positions. However larger SPEL Separators may only require the hydrocarbon pollutants and silt to be removed.

In order to limit the servicing to sucking off the fuel/oil from the top and the silt from the bottom guide rails are required to ensure coalescer units are replaced into their correct positions.

The system is robust, manufactured throughout in stainless steel and the action positive, leaving no doubt the coalescer unit is located properly.

Brackets fixed to the top and bottom of the coalescer unit simply engage the stainless steel guide rail fixed to the top of the stub access shaft. The coalescer is then lowered in the normal way, being guided at the correct angle into the conical base unit which locates the coalescer unit into its final position.

Extension guide rails can be incorporated into SPEL extension shafts to suit (preferably when ordered with the separator).

SPEL coalescer unit lifting/locating/locking system for positive location and security locking

SPEL coalescer units lowered into the separator with the SPEL guide rail system are easily guided into the base unit’s conical moulding to automatically sit correctly.

However, when the separator is full of water, debris or silt accumulated over a period, this could prevent the coalescer unit from re-seating correctly after servicing.

The coalescer unit lifting/locating/locking system provides assurance the coalescer unit is seated correctly and can be locked into position to prevent tampering.

The system is particularly suitable in SPEL Separator + Econoskim® systems where the total contents of the separator are not emptied on servicing.

The system comprises a robust stainless steel lifting and lowering handle that locates on the guide rail system. When the coalescer unit is correctly located in the conical seating in the separator, the handle will align with guide rail top bracket i.e.. the handles slotted holes with the top bracket clip locking groove, see diagram.

When aligned the stainless steel clip can be located through the slots and lock into position on the top bracket.

The stainless steel lifting handle can be extended to suit deep tank inverts and provide easy access for lifting manually or with the SPEL tripod and hoist.

Automatic Alarms/Monitoring Systems

Alarm systems are available for all SPEL separators. These include probes for oil, silt and high level. There are also a range of control panels including solar power, more detail on our alarm systems can be found here.

Control Panels

Alarm Probes

idOil-OIL oil probe

Detects oil and indicates when the separator’s oil storage is full.

This probe is required in order for a treatment device to comply with BS EN 858.

idOil-SLU silt probe

Monitors the silt layer in the oil separator and indicates when the silt layer has reached its maximum level.

idOil-LIQ high liquid level probe

Indicates when the liquid level in the oil separator rises excessively e.g. in an outlet blockage situation.

Kiosks for externally mounted alarm/control panels are available. Click here for further detail.

SPEL tripod and hoist

Where surface water run-off has a high silt content the coalescer units can become filled, making them heavy to lift out. In order to facilitate easy withdrawal of coalescer units the SPEL tripod and hoist is recommended.

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SPEL Econoskim

The SPEL Separator + Econoskim System is a patented system designed to maintain oil separators at peak performance for as long as possible. It does this by skimming the oil from the surface of the separator and transferring it to a separate containment tank for simple collection by a waste oil contractor thus reducing costs and further protecting the environment. For more information, click here.

1. When the SPEL constant monitoring system detects the level of fuel/oil pollutants has reached the pre-determined volume, the skimmers are brought into operation, transferring these pollutants from the SPEL separator to the SPEL Tankstor® containment tank. When the transference of light liquid pollutants has been completed, the system automatically stops the skimming process and re-sets.

2. During the skimming cycle a small amount of water is transferred from the SPEL separator into the SPEL Tankstor® containment tank. In order to maximise the capacity of the SPEL Tankstor® containment tank for pollutants, accumulated water is automatically transferred back to the SPEL separator.

3. The process repeats automatically every time pollutants reach the pre-determined volume. When the SPEL Tankstor® containment tank is 90% full, the SPEL constant monitoring system signals ‘EMPTY NOW’ with an audible and visual alarm.

Operation

Class 1 Single Chamber Separator

Operation:

Flow enters the chamber from the inlet pipe, and the separation process begins as the flow moves towards the coalescer. Oil rises to the surface, silt settles out and the cleanest water then enters the coalescer which polishes the flow to a higher level prior to discharge.

The Puraceptor benefits from the unique SPEL coalescer which is the heart of all SPEL separation systems. The foam insert is located in a stainless steel basket and delivers high quality water, long life, and ease of maintenance.

The other key component is the fail safe Automatic Closure Device (ACD) which will shut the system down in the event of a catastrophic oil spill.

Class 1 Two Chamber Separator

Operation:

The SPEL Two Chamber Separator is the result of long development with National Grid and has resulted in a system  that can substantially reduce maintenance costs.

The Two Chamber unit has all the benefits of the Class 1 Puraceptor but the addition of a strategically located full height baffle wall protects the unique coalescer from the bulk of the silt load.

The coalescer is mounted in the second chamber (clean zone) where it is more effective as well as being protected. The result is that it will not clog as quickly and this can equate to longer periods between maintenance.

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