Fuel-Water Separator

Fuel-Water Separator

Details

Keeping Heliports, Pads, and Surrounding Areas Safe from Fuel Spillage

Isolates and Stores Hydrocarbons

Our system isolates fuel, hydrocarbons, and AFFF from the heliport drainage system and safely detains them for future removal.

Reduced Fire Risk

Onsite removal of remove oil, fire suppression foam, and debris to reduce risk of potential fire hazards.

Ties into Building or Rooftop

Separator System can tie into a rooftop or building stormwater drainage system.

Automatic Notification System

A tank-mounted fuel-water interface sensor tied into a control panel notifies the operator when the fuel level reaches maximum capacity.

Compliant Systems

Compliant with UPC, IPC, and NFPA regulations for building code and environmental compliance.

Compact Design

Compact design for easy below-helipad installation and drainage from roof drains

Easy Maintenance

Easy maintenance with remote maintenance alarm, saving money on equipment and labor costs.

Details

The ParkUSA® HeliCepter® Fuel-Water Separator System is an innovative solution designed specifically for use on heliports. Designed for everyday use as well an in the unlikely event of a helicopter accident or fuel spillage, the separator can effectively isolate and retain flammable fuel and AFFF fire suppression foam from stormwater, ensuring maximum safety and environmental protection.

To support elevated heliports, our HeliCepter® Fuel-Water Separator System can tie into a rooftop or building stormwater drainage system. Fuel and AFFF entering the drainage system during everyday heliport use or in the case of a disastrous event such as crash or fire, can pose a significant environmental impact. Our Fuel-Water Separators range in size from 100 gallons to 2,000 gallons and remove oil, fire suppression foam, and debris to reduce risk of potential fire hazards on site as well as pretreat wastewater before it enters the public sewer system.

How It Works

Heliport landing pad stormwater runoff usually contains fuel, oil, and sometimes fire suppression foam. The HeliCepter® Fuel-Water Separator intercepts fuel and hydrocarbons from the heliport drainage system and safely detains them for future removal.

As runoff flows from the landing pad into the separator’s inlet chamber, any present fuel slugs rise immediately to the surface. The remaining fuel-laden wastewater flows through patented coalescing media that progressively separates remaining hydrocarbon droplets and fine solids. All the separated hydrocarbons rise to the upper area of the separator and are securely detained. Downstream, a patented fuel-stop valve prevents the release of harmful fuels from exiting the separator. Hazardous fumes are vented from the separator and safely away from the building and the public sewer.

The system automatically notifies the operator of high levels of hydrocarbon which are removed by a qualified service company. An auxiliary storage tank can also be utilized to increase the storage capability of the separator system.

Models

OWS-HFS_A304

About the Freestanding Steel Separator with External Tank

Model HC-200 is a fuel-water separator with an external fuel spill storage tank. The separator is constructed of fabricated epoxy-coated steel with multiple chambers, coalescing media, internal baffles, an integrated external fuel storage tank, and a maintenance notification control system. It can be freestanding in a mechanical room or on a rooftop underneath the helipad.

Applications

The ParkUSA HeliCepter® provides reliable and effective fuel and oil separation, ensuring that contaminants do not enter the stormwater drainage system or pose a fire hazard.

Emergency, Public Safety, and Law Enforcement

The HeliCepter® can be installed on rooftop or below grade on hospital, medical center, or agency building helipads.

Private Transport

Private helicopter transport utilizes a wide variety of helipads, from rooftop office buildings or hotels to private airstrips and residences, or shared public spaces.

Military Operations

Military buildings and structures are used for troop transport, reconnaissance, and other military operations.

Cargo Transport

Ideal for use on rooftop helipads and urban areas where space is limited and ground-level access is challenging.

Marine and Offshore Applications

Our fuel-water separator system can be installed on almost any helideck environment including a large ship or offshore drilling platform.

Specs & Docs

HFS-1-UPDATED-2022

Heliceptor

HFSC-1-UPDATED-2022

Heliceptor

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