What is the difference between a Petrol/Oil Separator and a Petrol/Oil Interceptor?
There is actually no difference between and a Petrol/Oil Separator and a Petrol/Oil Interceptor, they are different names for the same product. Separators/Interceptors role is to separate/intercept petrol/oil and other similar contaminants from water flows onto sealed surfaces such as car parks, forecourts, roads, garages and depots. The water is normally due to rain fall. If there is any potential for the water to be contaminated with petroleum products it is vital to intercept/separate any petrol/oil contaminants to prevent damage to the surrounding environment. The petrol/oil is then held within the interceptor for safe removal. There are lots of different sizes of interceptors/separators. They are generally sized based on the total surface area which is draining into the interceptor.
BMS have introduced a full set of Petrol Interceptor/Holding Tank Sizing & Selection Charts to help you easily size and select an Interceptor/Holding Tank suitable for your requirements. They can be downloaded at this link.
Examples of Petrol/Oil Seperators