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MSR Oil-Water Separators for Airport Facilities

There are several applications for MSR coalescing plate separators at airport facilities.

Airport Fuel Farm Stormwater:


All airports have fuel storage facilities for jet fuel, some small and others very large. The storage tanks and their accompanying pumps, filters, and piping are usually contained in a dike or berm for safety reasons in case of a spill or fire. Rainwater that falls within the diked area will become contaminated with leaks from the tanks, from valves or flanges, or perhaps, from changing the fuel filter cartridges, and must be treated if discharged to surface waters to meet the “no sheen” requirement of the Clean Water Act.

Separators for this application require careful design to manage possible spills (with the usual accompanying fire-hose washdown of the area) and the normal flow of stormwater.

MSR has experience in this type of design and can offer both equipment and design suggestions for safe and effective treatment of the water from fuel farms.

If you would like more information on this subject, please email us requesting our technical paper – “Achieving No Sheen” – concerning an airport fuel farm separator.


Airport Fueling Aprons:

Similar design conditions exist for fueling aprons as with fuel farms, but the possible spills are usually much less in volume. We design for your needs, whatever the requirements.

Vehicle Maintenance Facilities:

Most airports have vehicle maintenance facilities for ramp vehicles, fire equipment, and other vehicles needed for successful operation of the airport. Many also have rental car maintenance facilities as well. MSR coalescing systems can be used to remove oil from water resulting from these operations, either for discharge to surface water or (more common) as pretreatment before discharge to municipal sewer systems. Please contact us now for your oil and water separations needs!