API oil-water separator Articles

  • Enhance the efficiency of Oil/ Water separators with Oil skimmers

    The American Petroleum Institute (API) oil/water separator was developed by the API and the Rex Chain Belt Company and was first installed in 1933 at the Atlantic Refining Company in Philadelphia, Pa. Simply stated, the API oil/water separator is a device designed to separate oil and suspended solids from industrial wastewater sources, such as those found in oil refineries, petroleum handling ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Tube type Oil Skimmer Solves Oil Refiner’s Wastewater problems

    This Oil Skimmers, Inc. customer has been a producer of highly refined mineral oils for more than a century. The company’s white oil products, which are used in the formulation of lotions, creams, ointments and hand cleansers, require large amounts of water to make. The oily water from the refining process, along with tank washdowns and runoff, adds up to a substantial wastewater challenge. ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Tube type skimmers deliver Profits for White Oil Producer - Case study

    In the mid- to late 1800s, the mid-western region of the United States emerged as the epicenter of a historic oil drilling boom. Speculators, inventors, laborers and curious souls converged to seek fortunes and adventure. Life in the oil fields was rough and often dangerous. And, if the work wasn’t demanding enough, the men had something else to contend with – rod wax – a dark, ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

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