oil skimming Articles

  • Recovering Hydrocarbons from Fracking Wastewater

    Throughout the past few years, organizations involved in the oil and gas industry's hydraulic fracturing wastewater business have learned that employing efficient, low-maintenance oil skimming technology can bring sustained improvements to the bottom line. Facilities treating hydraulic fracturing wastewater for permanent disposal into underground injection wells have found that oil skimming can ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • New Infographic Highlights the Top Reasons to Separate Oil from Water

    Oil in wastewater can cause a multitude of problems for industry's manufacturing processes. Some companies need to comply with government standards while others need to find ways to lower their disposal costs. Removing oil from water is a crucial step many companies must take in order to keep production rolling. Abanaki's new ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • The Model 5H Oil Skimmer Helps Vancouver Tank Wash Facility Meet Municipal Wastewater Regulations

    Oil Skimmers, Inc. uses their Model 5H oil skimming system to help Food Express, Inc. recover waste oil in order to meet municipal water regulations in Vancouver, ...


    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.

  • 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.

  • Sintered Metal Manufacturing 1

    This facility generates 2 waste streams from their metal sintering operations. The first waste stream comes from their cutting oil operations and rinse water. The wastewater is then stored in several tanks and allowed to partially separate with some of the floating oil skimmed off. The residual wastewater (3,000 gallons/week) is then hauled off site for disposal at $1.15/gallon. The treatability ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • 5 Red Flags That Your Oil Skimming Solution Isn’t Reliable

    Using an oil skimmer to remove oil from coolant, process water and wastewater has many benefits, such as reducing maintenance, lowering environmental impact, improving working conditions, and potentially creating new revenue opportunities. But, to reap those benefits, your oil skimmer must be ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Abanaki`s New White Paper Helps You Avoid Costly Oil Skimming Mistakes

    Abanaki Corporation, the world leader in oil skimming technologies, has created "The 7 Pitfalls of Oil Skimming," a white paper designed to help customers avoid common mistakes when it comes to purchasing or using an oil skimmer. Oil in ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • How Do Tube Type Oil Skimmers Work? (Video)

    You’re probably aware of why skimming oil is important, but do you know how skimmers actually collect oil? Are you certain the type of skimmer you’re using is the best choice? There are a handful of different oil skimming solutions, but we will focus on the most efficient and ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Providing Skimming Solutions For Industries Worldwide

    Product Overview Skimall Model AG25 "Mini David" Oil Skimming System The Model AG25 Oil Skimming System is designed to remove free-floating oils, grease and other material from the surface of water in indoor and outdoor applications where space is limited. The compact design makes it ideal for applications including oil/water separators, "tramp oil" removal from ...


    By SkimTech 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.

  • Steel Mills: Removing Oil from Scale Pits

    Steelmaking is a competitive industry with a wide range of external factors that could inhibit operations. These include global market conditions, raw material prices, environmental standards and government regulations. Luckily, there are ways in which the operation of steel mills can be significantly improved with a small investment. One of the easiest ways to achieve that is by installing an ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Oil Skimming: Why it matters

    During many industrial and manufacturing processes, water is combined with chemicals, oils, grease, fat and other containments. Oil skimming is the process of removing this floating oil from water. It is the first step in any recovery, recycle or reuse project, and has numerous benefits for businesses. ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Did You Know? Oil Skimming Can Reduce Operational Costs

    In just about every industrial process on earth, whether it’s making steel or cosmetics,  ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • 7 Questions To Ask Your Oil Skimming Vendor

    So, you’re thinking about installing an oil skimmer to remove oil from water in your application. What more should you know before deciding which skimmer manufacturer or vendor to use? As with any technology, quality of equipment, level of service, capabilities, and expertise vary greatly among vendors. Hence the importance of choosing ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Removing oil early – What it means & Why it pays

    Editor’s note: This post was originally published in 2014 and has been updated for comprehensiveness. Skimming oil early refers to removing oil as close as possible to the point of origin—ideally, where oil first enters the wastewater stream from the process that generates it. The earlier you skim oil, or grease and fats, ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Remediation contracting, Northern England

    Project Remediation Strategies were requested to attend a redevelopment site in North-West England to supervise excavation works in an area of known hydrocarbon contamination and to assist the developer in the short term recovery of hydrocarbons. Workscope A Response Team was mobilised to site with a mobile oil-water separator, pumps, pipework and an oil ...


    By Remediation Strategies Ltd.

  • Oil Skimming Makes for a Safer Work Environment

    Waste oil is a common byproduct of a large number of processes. Once oil enters your wastewater, it can have a negative impact on the health and safety of your workforce. The Health Advantages of Skimming Oil When oil lingers in waste or process water, it traps anaerobic bacteria, which can cause adverse health effects. If left ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Steel Mill Oil Skimming Choices

    In steel mills of all types, removing oil from water is a key consideration. The choice you make can help your plant run better and, in some cases, the reclaimed oil can provide a new source of revenue.      Tramp oil, lubricants, hydraulic fluid – all these can spell trouble in terms of time and ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Abanaki`s versatile high-temp poly belt well-suited for Fracking wastewater oil removal

    Abanaki Corporation has been successfully providing oil skimming technology to wastewater treatment plants in the removal of oil from fracking wastewater. Due to the variety of contaminants found in fracking wastewater, the suitable oil skimmer belt for this particular application is ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

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