Minimise installation and maintenance costs on your oil and water separation by installing an ISS Vertical Gravity Separator today.

Removing oil from water from your parts washer, workshop run-off or wash down area has become a crucial part of a workshop's operations with fines reaching up to hundreds of thousands or even into the millions of dollars, for large corporations, if it's not managed properly.

A.M.D.S. can help with a complete end-to-end solution, including vertical gravity separators, pits, silt traps, pumps and control panels.

The ISS Vertical Gravity Separator:

  • Comes in a range of size and configurations from 1000 to 3000 litres per hour.
  • Is used by Woolworths + Petrol, Shell, BP, Caltex and Toyota Australia.
  • Effectively removes suspended solids.
  • Handles high concentrations of oil.
  • Reduces vapour content to acceptable levels.
  • No lifting plates out.
  • No re-blocking your system.
  • No getting covered in oil and grease.

How does it work? 

The VGS is a flooded system in which the inlet and outlet columns form a U - tube configuration such that the oil is trapped on one side of the main body, while the cleaned water flows out of the other side.

The main body contains a continuous truncated conical spiral pack (SPAK) which is made of oleophilic material. Oily water is delivered into the bottom of the main body where it flows upwards through the centre of the SPAK assembly.

At the top of the main body, free oil & low density suspended solids are held, which eventually flow out for collection and suitable disposal. 

The partially cleaned water is directed to the outside perimeter of the conical SPAK and follows a tortuous pattern while cascading down and around the SPAK.

Here the lower density fluid (oil) is drawn up the incline of the oleophilic surface of the SPAK and back into the low pressure centre of the VGS, where it commingles with the incoming fluid and is redirected to the top of the main body.

A continuous current is created within the SPAK by the density and pressure variation down the fluid column and upward flow of the cleaned water will enter the output leg of the separator and will flow up and out of the system, whilst the heavy solids will drop to the base of the vessel.

Typical Application

Various size pitts
ranging from 750-2000 litres

Silt traps, pumps & control panels

Contact Information

For further details or a quote please contact 
Chris Smith
Email: 
equipment@amds.com.au