Huddersfield-based Andel, Britain’s largest manufacturer of specialist in-building water, oil and gas leak detection systems, has invested £350, 000 in the first of a series of new generation tankers that separate drainage waste for disposal.
Using cutting edge technology, the green tankers more efficiently separate oil from water and therefore reduce waste being sent for disposal, having a positive impact on the environment.
Across the UK there are tens of thousands of oil-water interceptor separators connected to surface water drainage. Any water and oils such as petrol, diesel and lubricants, running into surface drains are collected by an interceptor to prevent them polluting the environment. Traditionally a tanker would be sent to the site to suck dry the full contents. As it contains contaminated waste, it is all sent to a registered receiving site to be disposed of.
However, the two new green tankers Andel has invested in – which also have the cleanest engine emissions on the market - separate almost all the oil from water by retaining it and letting the water run-off harmlessly.