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oil skimmer

The oil skimmer utilizes a continuous belt and wiper to remove up to 40 gallons of oil per hour from the fluid surface. The belt, operating on a motor and pulley system, runs through contaminated liquid to pick up oil from the surface. After traveling over the head pulley, the belt passes through tandem wiper blades where oil is scraped off both sides of the belt and discharged. The tail pulley h ...
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The oil skimmer utilizes a continuous belt and wiper to remove up to 40 gallons of oil per hour from the fluid surface. The belt, operating on a motor and pulley system, runs through contaminated liquid to pick up oil from the surface. After traveling over the head pulley, the belt passes through tandem wiper blades where oil is scraped off both sides of the belt and discharged. The tail pulley has flanges which allow it to roll freely on the inside of the belt without becoming dislodged. It requires no bearings and does not need to be fastened to the tank. If turbulent conditions exist, an optional tether and cage assembly prevents the tail pulley from being dislodged.

Oil skimming makes use of the differences in specific gravity and surface tension between oil and water. These physical characteristics allow the belt to attract oil and other hydrocarbon liquids from the surface of the fluid. The Model 8 can be used in tanks with depths as shallow as one foot, or as deep as 100 feet.

Oil Skimmer Advantages

  • A single unit elevates and separates oil
  • Lifts oil any distance without the need of expensive pumps
  • Maintains oil skimming efficiency with fluctuating fluid level
  • Can be used in depths as shallow as one foot, or as deep as 100 feet
  • Requires no tank modifications in most applications
  • Operates in turbulent liquid using optional tail pulley cage and tether assembly
  • Easy mounting and fast cleaning, with minimal maintenance

Typical Applications

Its size and removal capacity make it suitable for most applications. From a mere shimmer on top of water to a heavy oil slick, the Model 8 performs efficiently, removing up to 40 gallons of oil per hour.

  • Wastewater sumps
  • Parts washers
  • Coolant systems
  • Heat treating fluids
  • Food processing plants
  • Parking lots, garages, and service facilities
  • Outdoor ponds, lakes, and basins
  • Underground tanks
  • Ships’ bilges
  • Aircraft service areas andtarmac runoff
  • Truck, locomotive, and other mobile equipment washing facilities

Oil Skimmer Features

  • Requires only a small area in the tank or sump
  • Easy mounting
  • High temperature capability
  • Chip resistant powder finish
  • Hazardous duty and food grade options
  • Custom designs and turnkey systems available
  • Fast cleaning with minimal maintenance