oil recovery skimmer Articles

  • Oil skimmer helps jet fuel recovery system fly

    How do you recover free-phase jet fuel (JP-5) from nearly seven acres of air station groundwater under a tank farm? HSI GeoTrans, an environmental engineering and consulting firm out of Reno, Nevada, working in cooperation with a federal agency and private concerns, developed a cost-efficient and technically-effective remediation system to do just that. Innovative solutions, including the ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Oil Skimmers Inc., resolves waste oil problems

    Companies that provide reusable containers for shipping of materials and finished goods use a combination of processes to clean and restore the containers between uses. This makes for a wastewater stream full of many types of oils from both the residual contents of the containers and the restoring processes themselves. Of course, these oils must be removed from the water before it can be reused ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Oil skimmers solutions guide: oil services industry

    Retif Oil & Fuel Inc. is one of the top petroleum specialty products distributors in the nation, offering customers a full range of services from commercial and retail deliveries to on- and off-site refueling services. The company has served the greater New Orleans area through three facilities since 1965 and has a commitment to serve an expanded market throughout the entire Gulf Coast. ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Testing of Oil Recovery Skimmers in Ice at Ohmsett - The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility

    Abstract The mechanical recovery of oil in ice-infested water presents unique and difficult clean-up challenges. Ice can impede the movement of spilled oil making it less available for removal by the active components of oil recovery skimmers. Ice and slush that is recovered with oil can jam the skimmer, pump inlets and hoses and can provide an environment for enhanced emulsion formation. ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Oil Skimmer system helps the Hide Tanning Industry

    OIL SKIMMER SYSTEMS HELP TANNING INDUSTRY IMPROVE QUALITY, SAVE MONEY, MEET ENVIRONMENTAL REGSThe Oil Skimmers Model 6V and 5H oil recovery systems are helping the tanning industry deal with the age-old problems of hide treatment and the new challenge of complying with strict environmental regulations.THE PROBLEMWhen hides are tanned, they are treated with a substance called chrome ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Choosing the right oil skimmer for economical fluid management

    Oil skimmers are simple, dependable and effective tools for removing oil, grease and other hydrocarbuns from water. Although designs var’, ah oil skimmers rely on the fluid properties of specific gravity and surface tension. Most use a moving medium tu remove floating oil from the fluid’s surface, as shown jo Figure 1 (The exception is a floating suction skimmer.) Floating oil and grease cling tu ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Cost-efficient oil skimmer simplifies wastewater treatment

    Tim Ruch, head mechanic at Viessman Trucking in Mankato, Minn., knew that oily sludge was a problem - specifically, the oily sludge in wastewater from cleaning out the company's tanker trucks. Meeting municipal regulations for wastewater effluent involved numerous chemicals, equipment and labor hours. However, after purchasing a fully automatic oil skimmer from Oil Skimmers Inc. of Cleveland, the ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Oil skimmers solutions guide: wastewater treatment industry

    Growing Snack-Food Manufacturer Reduces Costs, Recycles Waste A privately held snack-food manufacturer in Ohio expected to increase production of potato chips by 20%, to about 72 million pounds a year. While more potato chips would mean more profits, it also would mean more oil-laden wastewater from washing the potatoes and the fryers used to cook them. PROCESS: When ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Oil recovery reduces sewer cleaning

    Doskocil Food Service Company, a division of Foodbrands America, Hutchinson, Kan., produces 2 million pounds of pizza toppings a week. After cooking, the meat toppings are flash-frozen in one of two spiral freezers. Air currents within the freezer carry grease-containing vapors through the ammonia freezer coils, where they adhere and become lodged. Doskocil uses 1,600 gallons of water per hour to ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Oil Skimmers, Inc., pays off for Hon Industries

    The manufacture of metal office furniture has hidden problems which can make production of the end product frustrating and can slow up the production process. One such hidden problem is the presence of waste oil which builds up in the parts washer solution, leaving a film clinging to the metal sur face when the build-up becomes too great. If any oil does remain on the surface, paint will not ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Oil Skimmers, Inc., solves waste oil problems quickly and easily

    Many types of industrial processes create waste oil, which can be time-consuming and expensive to collect, store, and dispose of. Worse yet, without constant effort to remove them, residual oils can build up and cause hazards, contamination, and machine downtime. In the metals industry, oil waste comes from machinery and components used to make steel and other metals, as well as from cleaning ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Use of the newly developed ASTM Standard F 2709 (Standard Test Method for determining nameplate recovery rate of stationary oil skimmer systems)

    Abstract The American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) subcommittee on skimmers recently adopted a standard methodology for measuring skimmer performance, F 2709 - . Standard Test Method for Determining Nameplate Recovery Rate of Stationary Oil Skimmer Systems. Current industry practice allows manufacturers to label skimmers with a nameplate capacity based solely on the ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Large office furniture company saves money with Oil Skimmers

    Oil Skimmers, Inc. Pays Off for Hon Industries The manufacture of metal office furniture has hidden problems which can make production of the end product frustrating and can slow up the production process. One such hidden problem is the presence of waste oil which builds up in the parts washer solution, leaving a film clinging to the metal surface when the build-up becomes too great. If any oil ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Power plants use oil skimmers to prevent contamination from spills

    Most hydroelectric plants designed in the 1960s were built with a station drainage sump that collects all drainage from the plant. As designed, float switches activate sump pumps that discharge liquids directly into the tailrace. The system cannot distinguish between types of liquids, so in the event of an oil leak, oil in the sump could be released into the tailrace. Modern ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Skimmer technology - An appraisal of mop skimmer technology case study

    Skimmer technology offers many alternative types such as mop, disc, drum, brush, belt, tube or weir skimmers. 1.0 Background A World patent was awarded to Shell international in 1967, for the use of a continuous belt of material, synthetic or otherwise, which would remove oil from the surface of water, by means of adsorption or absorption. From that time until the ...

  • Oil Skimmers Inc., solves a vexing dermatitis problem in a maching shop

    One portable Cart Mount System services multiple locations Concerns about dermatology in a machine shop? This sounds more like discussing ballet on the baseball field. Dermatitis is not a general complaint among grinder operators, but finding a solution to the problem was almost as tricky as finding a prima ballerina who can pitch for the majors. The safety director can't just ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Oil Skimmers Inc., helps upgrade oil/water spearators to meet discharge limits and reduce haul away costs

    The Oil Skimmers, Inc., Model 6V Vapor Hood Oil Recovery System is helping the fuel distribution industry improve the efficiency of oil/water separators and reduce cos t s as sociated with frequent "pump outs." PROBLEM: Small fuel spills are a frequent occurrence in loading areas when hose connections are made and ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Portable belt skimmer cleans up contaminated groundwater

    Chemviron Midwest, Inc. an industrial consulting and remediation firm in Wooster, Ohio frequently needs to recover hydrocarbons from groundwater. Typical situations include remedial studies, soil contamination, groundwater studies, environmental compliance, permitting applications and environmental site assessments during property transfers. Because of the variety of situations encountered, the ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • DNAPL recovery made easy

    Recovering DNAPL (Dense Non Aqueous Phase Liquid) product is never an easy task. Recovering an extremely viscous DNAPL, such as coal tar, can be a nightmare. With viscosity approaching 20,000 ssu at ambient temperatures, devices that need hydrophobic screens become useless; however, the solution is simple – a PetroXtractor® belt oil skimmer made by Abanaki Corporation, Chagrin Falls, Ohio. ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Integrated solar and wind energy powers oil recovery system

    Recovery of free-product petroleum at the former St. Croix Alumina (SCA) site in Kingshill on St. Croix, VI, is addressing ground-water contamination caused by past releases of fuel and refined petroleum at SCA. The oil recovery system employs wind-driven turbine compressors (WTCs), wind-driven electric generators (WEGs), and photovoltaic (PV) panels to power pneumatic and electric submersible ...

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