A Forecourt Separator is a Full Retention Separator specified to retain on site the maximum spillage likely to occur on a petrol filling station forecourt during vehicle refuelling and road tank delivery.
The Forecourt Separator must be capable of retaining the entire contents of one chamber of a fuel tanker which is typically 7,600ltr.
Why are Separators needed?
Separators are required when there is a high risk of hydrocarbon pollutants entering surface water drains. They are installed to protect the receiving waters from pollution.
Leaking of fuel and lubricants on all road vehicles wash into the drainage systems with the surface runoff during heavy rainstorms. Delivery vehicles and fuel depots are at particular risk of spillage.