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Zebra Muscle™ Condensate Coalescer & Management System (CMS) for Air Compressors

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Condensate Inlet
Automatic Clean Water Discharge
Manual Waste Oil Discharge
Non-consumable Coalescing Media

Dealing with Compressor Wastewater

A compressed air system produces condensation, which is moisture that drops out of compressed air as it cools. This condensation will contain oil if the compressor uses lubrication in its compression chamber. This oily water is an environmental concern, as there are federal and local regulations limiting the amount of lubricants that can be drained into sewer systems.

What are your options?

  1. Drain it, untreated, to your sewer. The downside is you risk a visit from your regulator.
  2. Haul it away. The downside is that it's mostly water. You may pay 50 times more than you need.
  3. Treat it yourself. Do some research, buy sensibly, and save lots of money.

The Zebra Muscle CMS is a superior alternative to more expensive condensate management systems. Simple design, no replacement elements, and robust materials make it an ideal solution for most air compressor systems.


  • Durable, translucent barrel
  • Spin-welded fittings prevent leaks
  • Permanent coalescing media collects gravity-separating oils
  • Oil drain spigot
  • Automatic air release vent
  • Automatic de-oiled water drain port
  • Overflow protection
  • Limited three year warranty

Operational Specifications

  • Total Volume Capacity: 8 gallons
  • Inlet Pressure: 150 psi
  • Volume per release, max: 1 gallon
  • Interval Hold Time, min: 5 minutes
  • Oil Volume Capacity: 0.75 gallons

Muscle CMS Capacities: The Muscle CMS is designed for compressors between 5 and 50 horsepower, and is capable of handling a maximum flow of almost 300 gallons a day. However, if oils separate from your condensate in 10 minutes, then the effective daily flow is reduced to under 150 gallons per day. IMPORTANT: Some compressor oils contain compounds that make separation almost impossible. (See note below.)

Some compressor manufacturers sell private labeled lubricants that contain detergents, dissolving the oils into the water. If you use this type of compressor lubricant, you'll have to experiment with your waste condensate to determine your options, if any.

Fore more information about how it works, testimonials, literature and more please visit the Zebra Muscle Compressor Coalescer page.

Part Number Inlet Outlet Temp. Rating Hoses
F16AC 1/2" 1/2" 41-95°F Not included
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