skimmer Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • A clean sweep

    When properly selected and applied, oil skimmers are a highly economical solution for sepaeating oil from water to allow its reuse or safe disposal. How Oil SkimmersWorkOil skimmees are simple, dependable and effective tonis for removing oil, grease and otherhydroearbono from water and can pay for themselveo within a few months.  Ah oil skimmers rely on the fluid properties of specific ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Choosing an Oil Skimmer for the Machine Shop

    Advantages of Using an Oil Skimmer: The use of an oil skimmer in the machine shop setting holds many benefits. Removing the oil from a machine coolant tank will initiate some esthetic benefits such as cutting down on the amount of smoke generated from the cutting tool coming into contact with oil laden coolant. When a machine is shut down for the weekend, oil has a chance to come to the ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • 6 Steps to Choosing the Right Oil Removal Partner

    Removing oil in the process or wastewater stream is critical to maximizing efficiencies within your operation. So, how can you start removing oil? Oil skimmers offer the greatest flexibility when integrating this function into your existing workflow. Choosing the right partner for your application will lead to the most effective ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Development of an American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Stationary Skimmer Test Protocol - Phase 2 Development

    Abastract The development of a simple and inexpensive standard test protocol to determine a realistic nameplate capacity for oil skimmers is underway within the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM); however, there are differing opinions on how these tests should be conducted. A significant point of contention has been whether to test skimmers using oil only or using an oil layer ...


    By OHMSETT

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Application of the American Society of Testing and Materials’ (ASTM) New Skimmer Test Protocol

    Abstract The American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) subcommittee on skimmers recently adopted a standard methodology for measuring the nameplate capacity for a given skimmer system. Current industry practice allows manufacturers to label skimmers with a nameplate capacity that may bear little relationship to the ability of the skimmer, as a system, to recover oil. Manufacturers ...


    By OHMSETT

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

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