skimming unit Articles

  • Oil Skimming...no longer a luxury

    Tramp oils – hydraulic oil, lubricating oil and greases, and protective metal coatings, in coolant create expensive and frustrating problems. Tramp oils in coolant provide a breeding ground for bacteria and can cause problems ranging from unpleasant odor to employee skin rashes. When tramp oils combine with other contaminants in coolant they can form a sticky substance that clogs lines and ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Skimming Oily Wastewater

    As large generators of oily wastewater tighten effluent controls, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is targeting smaller generators. Some of the firms receiving their attention are smaller manufacturing plants, automotive garages, mobile equipment service shops and truck farms. Many of these firms do not have access to a sanitary sewer system that will accept oily wastewater. Because ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Hahn manufacturing chose oil skimming to remove tramp oils and saved money in the process

    Hahn Manufacturing, a family-owned business, decided to skim oil, recycle coolant and help keep its part of the world cleaner. Hahn Manufacturing, located in Cleveland, Ohio, supplies precision prototype and production machined parts for OEMs across the country. The coolant tanks in Hahn's multiple machining centers were being contaminated with tramp oil. Plant manager Gary Ott was concerned ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Oil Skimming in the Beverage and Canning Industry: Meeting Local and Federal Regulations for Wastewater Discharge

    Today, beverage canning facilities can produce 2,500 cans or more per minute on one production line. In the United States there are more than 200 can manufacturing plants. The canning process produces waste oil when seamer machines lose oil that is used for lubrication. This oil becomes mixed with wash water or wastewater and must be removed prior to discharge. Removing the oil helps companies to ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Drosrite extensive on-site hot dross treatment tests

    DROSRITE is a salt-free process for the recovery of metal from dross. In addition to producing a salt-free residue, it does not produce any CO2 or NOx gases. The process is highly energy efficient, extracting heat from energy in the residue and, thus, it does not require an external heat source such as a plasma torch, an electric arc or a gas or oil burner. A DROSRITE pilot unit built by ...


    By PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

  • Skimmer with rolling stand helps prevent oily water discharge

    Despite continuous replacement and upgrading of fittings, it is difficult to entirely eliminate hydraulic and lubricating oil coming from machines during normal operations and maintenance activities. This oil ends up in different pits used to collect wastewater throughout the plant. Because of high oil content, city officials would not allow plant wastewater to enter the Longmont sanitary sewer ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • 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

  • New process for Reusing produced wastewater

    Abstract: In November 2002, a new facility at the Liaohe Oilfield in Liaoning Province, China was commissioned to treat 20,000 m3/day of produced wastewater. The aim of the process is to provide water quality which is suitable as feed water for the high pressure, once-through steam generators. The performance during the first 8 months of operation has been demonstrated. Due to the unique ...


    By Eco-Tec Inc.

  • Kettleby Foods - Case Study

    Boiled pork and beef processed with other ingredients results in a 12% fat effluent. After skimming the fat on the surface, the effluent is hauled off for $80/ton. Production is interrupted during effluent transfer. A solution was desired for an automated system to reduce down time, disposal cost as well as generate saleable recovered fat. A custom designed Fogbuster 160 GPM unit was installed ...


    By FogBusters, Inc.

  • Quaker oats uses skimmer to reduce wastewater BOD

    The Quaker Oats plant in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada produces some seven million cases of Harvest Crunch® cereal and cake mixes annually. In the process, residue from the conveyors, dryers and other processing equipment ends up on the floor. Periodic equipment washdowns add water to the solid and liquid residue, which contains edible fats, starches and sugars. During house-cleaning operations, ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Oil skimmer pays off for paper mill

    Skip Hogue is maintenance manager at St Joe Container Corporation, a paper mill and converter in College Park, GA that produces about 100 tons of corrugated boxes each day. Hogue noticed excessive oil in the wastewater discharge from boxboard operations. This oil comes from the rolls and bearings on the corrugating machines, and ends up in the plant's drainage system. Drainage water empties into ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Oil Skimmer makes oil/water separator more efficient

    Industrial facilities depend on oil/water separators to separate oil from its waste water. While oil/water separators are a helpful component to a plant's wastewater system, oil/water separators traditionally do not provide an efficient method of removing oil once it has been separated from the waste stream. Traditionally, the separator industry has either used overflow skimmer pipes or weirs, or ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • 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 skimmer prevents groundwater pollution

    Idaho Recycling/Consulting and Associates (IRC) of Glenn's Ferry, ID helps small generators of industrial wastewater prevent groundwater pollution and comply with environmental regulations by recycling contaminated water, a method that is less expensive than disposing of fugitive oil, solvents, gasoline and other hydrocarbons. A typical IRC recycling system for such small generators as truck ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Oil/water separator and oil skimmer companies work together to help power generation facilities

    Power generation facilities depend on oil/water separators to separate oil from its waste water. While oil/water separators are a helpful component to a plant’s wastewater system, oil/water separators traditionally do not provide an efficient method of removing oil once it has been separated from the waste stream. Knowing what his customers were faced with, Dave Goding, president, Mercer ...


    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.

  • 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

  • Custom-designed belt skimmer meets unique needs of large international automaker

    Graham Smith, a sales engineer for the UK division of Abanaki Corporation, Oil Skimmer Division, headquartered in Chagrin Falls, OH, was called upon by a large Japanese automaker with operations in Europe to solve a unique problem—retrieving automotive wax and reclaiming water at the end of an extremely busy production line. The engineer discovered a unique situation. At the end of the ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Oil Skimmer technology offers pollution solution that saves money instead of raising operating costs

    Oil skimming is a simple, dependable and effective means of removing oil from water. And unlike some other processes, it offers users the potential for major cost savings. At Schenectady Chemicals Canada, Ltd., plant manager Fred Soukereff estimates that his company has saved $ 5,000 annually by using the skimmer instead of former methods of waste removal. "The real saving, however, is in ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • 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.

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