Oil Skimmers, Inc.

Oil separation and removal systems for Tank truck wash industry - Water and Wastewater - Water Treatment

In the tank truck wash industry, oil often mixes with wash water during the tank and truck cleaning process. The resulting oil/water mix is collected in a wastewater containment area where oil then needs to be separated and removed from the wastewater.

With oil skimming systems like those from Oil Skimmers, Inc., those in the tank truck wash industry can add numerous benefits to their businesses, including:

  • Improve efficiency of wastewater treatment by continuously removing oil without the need for maintenance or supervision, resulting in lower operational costs.
  • Increase opportunities to reuse or recycle clean wash water.
  • Improve the process for meeting and ensuring compliance with local, state and federal EPA wastewater disposal requirements.
  • Create new revenue through the sale of recovered oil (biofuels).


Typical oil removal applications in the tank truck wash industry, include:

  • Sumps or pits designated for collecting oil/water leaks from filling or draining trucks and tanks
  • Water treatment facilities (where water travels after exiting sump or pit)
  • Truck wash tanks or pits designed to collect wash water after washing insides of tanks/outsides of trucks in an effort to clean tanks prior to loading of new product (i.e. animal fats and petroleum)