Parameters of concern are those that would be expected to be
removed or reduced across the separator: oil, grease, and total
suspended solids. Data obtained from the analyses should be
plotted in a trend plot showing both influent and effluent
concentrations. Effluent concentrations should be compared with
with discharge permit limits obtained from the installation's
environmental office to assess permit compliance. Frequency of
separator effluent sampling should be as required by the
discharge permit. Influent sample frequency should be the same
as effluent sampling frequency. At a minimum, twice monthly is
Guidance Documents. The following documents
provide additional guidance in operating and maintaining
HQ AFCEE Video, Proper Operation and Maintenance
of Oil/Water Separator. Brooks AFB, DSN:240-4214 (Web address:
http://www/afcee.brooks.af.mil/pro_act). This video provides
instruction for installation personnel from Logistics,
Maintenance, and CE functions on the operation, effects of abuse,
and maintenance of oil/water separators.
API Publication 421, Design and Operation of Oil/
Water Separators, American Petroleum Institute, February 1990.
1220 L Street, Northwest, Washington, D. C. 22005.
HQ USAF/CE Memorandum, Oil/Water Separator:
Operations, Maintenance and Construction, October 21, 1994. This
memo includes the Environmental Compliance Policy for Oil/Water
Separator Operations, Maintenance, and Construction.
Thomas D. Aldridge, Jr. "What Is an Oil/Water
Separator, and Why Do I Need One"? Pollution Equipment News,
HQ AFCEE ProAct Fact Sheet: Oil/Water Separators.
(Web address: http://www.afces.brooks.af.mil/pro_act/main//
proact4.htm). December 1996. A Base-level Prevention Resource.
ETL 1110-3-466, Selection and Design of Oil and
Water Separators. Department of Army, U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, Washington, D.C. 20314. August 24, 1994.