oil skimmer Articles

  • The Challenge of Removing Surface (Free-Floating) Oil

    Imagine tackling your greatest production challenge quickly, easily and inexpensively. Now imagine tackling your greatest production challenge quickly, easily and inexpensively – and even generating a profit while doing so. For businesses and industries that deal with ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Oil/Water Separation Technology

    Oil skimmers are simple, dependable and effective tools for removing oil, grease and other hydrocarbons from water. They usually pay for themselves within a few months. In order to ensure the oil skimmer you choose is right for your ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • How to Keep Your Facility’s Oil Skimmer Running In Cold Weather

    How to Winterize Your Oil Skimming Equipment Oil Skimmers, Inc. offers a variety of winterization options that can work with already-installed skimmers to enable your facility to skim oil from wastewater on a continuous basis, all winter long. ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Chemical Industry: Plant has Cleaner Discharge & Re-sells Oil

    Oil Skimmers, Inc. helps a polyvinyl chloride resins plant remove oil from its wastewater, enabling the company to re-sell the oil for additional profits.  ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Skimming Away Fluid Contamination

    The proper oil skimmer prevents a host of problems. To view the full article click here (PDF - 704KB) ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • A way to skim and save: a guide to oil skimming

    Plant personnel are always looking for new tools and equipment to help them run their facility more efficiently. In many manufacturing and processing plants, oily water is present, which prevents a plant from functioning efficiently. Water has several purposes in a manufacturing or processing facility. It can be used for cooling machinery, washing down equipment or in processing. Sometimes, this ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Super-duty tube type oil skimmer delivers instant ROI for salt water disposal facility

    Salt water is a byproduct of oil and natural gas extraction. Typically, the salt water contains residual oil. For companies involved in the disposal of salt water, removing the residual oil from the water offers potentially significant economic benefit. One salt water disposal facility successfully used ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Albert Looms in UK replaces saucepan with Model 4 Skimmer

    Albert Looms (used car recycling) recently purchased an oil skimmer to collect the oil from their interceptors and drains. Having previously used a saucepan with a long handle, the idea of a machine being able to do the work for them seemed quite appealing. Albert Looms' Operations Manager Ray Kirk explained, 'Removing the oil was one of those jobs that has to be done but is time consuming and no ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Aqueous cleaning of manufactured parts/components: establishing the role of solution quality

    Parts cleaning has gradually replaced solvent based cleaning during the manufacturing of parts and in maintenance workshop as a much more sustainable and cost benefit technology. In this study, the performance of aqueous parts cleaning was evaluated using two industrial parts cleaning systems. One system was equipped with a microfilter and oil skimmer to prolong the cleaning solution lifetime and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Oil grabber® model 8 recovers 70% of quench oil

    An oil skimmer for use on heated spray wash tanks in a Midwestern heat treating firm has enabled the company to recover 70% of their quench oil from the washing solution, materially aiding their energy conservation program. Recovery and recirculation of 70 % of the quench oil is considered an exceptionally high level of efficiency according to Mr. James Reh, Plant Engineer for Lindberg Heat ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Removing Waste Oil to Improve Wastewater Treatment to Meet Discharge Regulations - Case study

    50 Years of Providing an Affordable, Customizable Oil Removal System Throughout the United States’ economic ups and downs, the railroad industry has always delivered, and today it remains an essential component in the country’s multi-mode freight-delivery system. Cleveland, OH-based Oil ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Case study - oil removal prior to evaporation

    Customer: Locomotive Service Company located in Texas - repair and maintenance of railroad locomotives and cars. The Problem: Customer installed a water evaporator system to reduce waste water volume and disposal costs.  Evaporator system included a small oil/water settling tank, but no oil skimming system.  Customer needed an automatic ...


    By SkimTech Inc.

  • Oil Skimming: 7 Benefits, 6 Must-Have Features and 4 Skimming Accessories

    Editor’s note: This post was originally published in 2013 and has been updated for comprehensiveness. Waste oil doesn't have to be a burden to plant personnel. Using an oil skimmer ensures that oil will be removed with minimal effort. With the right equipment, a facility can manage the oil effectively ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Skimall Oil Skimming Systems

    For over 12 years, SkimTech’s Skimall Tube Type Oil Skimmers have solved industrial oils, grease and fats problems. Used by companies throughout the world, SkimTech’s hard-working oil skimmers can be found in applications from large indoor and outdoor oil/water separators to small settling tanks. Our customers have found the reliable operation and ease of maintenance make them the ...


    By SkimTech Inc.

  • Abanaki corporation is one-stop shop for oil skimmer replacement belts and tubes

    Abanaki Corporation, who has successfully specialized in oil skimming and coolant maintenance technology for over 40 years, announces a complete line of oil skimmer replacement belts and tubes. Abanaki offers the widest variety of oil skimmer belt and tube materials in the industry including custom sizes. These replacement oil skimmer belts and tubes ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Case study – oil removal from central collection basin

    Customer Profile: Largest manufacturer of newspaper stock and toilet tissue in Toronto, Canada using recycled paper as the primary ingredient in their production process.  Customer collects paper, newsprint and magazines from “blue boxes” and other sources throughout Ontario Province.  Customer separates the paper collected and makes recycled paper ...


    By SkimTech Inc.

  • Visit Oil Skimmers, Inc. at PMTS 2019 in Cleveland

    Presented by the Precision Machined Products Association and co-presented by Production Machining, Products Finishing and Modern Machine Shop, the Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS) is the only show in North America dedicated to the precision machining industry. PMTS brings together more than 300 exhibitors and 6,000 manufacturing professionals to address product technology, process ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Advance your manufacturing process with one solution

    Excess oil in manufacturing processes can have detrimental effects to overall operations, as it: Shortens the life of machining coolant Can result in costly equipment malfunctions and maintenance Can affect the quality of finished parts ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Ohio environmental service company skims oils and ends up skimming costs

    For Bluffton Aeration Service Inc. (BASI), purchasing an oil skimmer was more than a cost-effective method for recovering waste oil – it has been invaluable in reducing costs, generating revenue, and attracting new customers. BASI, located in Bluffton, Ohio, is a growing environmental service company that serves a variety of markets, ranging from industrial to municipal and residential. Terry ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Case study - oil removal from oil water separator

    Customer: Food Processor; forming and precooking prepared food items for the fast food industry.  Plant located in Upstate New York. The Problem: Customer operates three shifts of production.  The third shift is responsible for washing and sanitizing all food process equipment and surrounding areas.  Oil and grease from sausage and ...


    By SkimTech Inc.

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