surface skimmer Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Grease skimmer conquers the most demanding interceptor pit

    North Star Steel, a seamless pipe mini-mill in Youngstown, Ohio, needed a cost-effective, low maintenance solution to oil and grease contamination of their descaling water system, including the sand beds filtering this circulating water. During a day's operation, up to 100 gallons of oil and grease from open gears, drive chains, bearings and other sources get washed into wastewater flumes by ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • 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

  • Creative skimmer solution endures environment and reduces costs

    WCI Steel, a steel manufacturer in Warren, Ohio, needed an uncommon solution to a fairly common problem - removing grease and other contaminants from their outdoor circulating water system. They turned to Abanaki Corporation, Oil Skimmer Division in Chagrin Falls, Ohio for the answer. Each week, WCI Steel uses 200 gallons of grease on a roll out table to keep steel slabs from rolling off the ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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, 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.

  • Industrial container recycling simplified by oil skimmer

    Barrel Reconditioning Industries (BRI) of Cottage Grove, MN builds recycling systems for both metal and plastic containers, including lubricating fluid drums and barrels. A typical BRI system consists of several integrated machines or stations, including a solvent preflush and a high pressure water wash. The water wash presents two distinct problems. First, oil and grease contaminated wash water ...


    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.

  • Frying oil reclaimed with Abanaki oil grabber® model 8 skimmer

    Golden West Foods' (GWF) circulating water system picks up more than 200 gallons of frying oil every day. The oil enters the wastewater drains during sanitary washdowns. This oil sediment plugs bends in the piping that returns oil to the fryer filter. This sediment - causing oil overflows - comes from the the coating on products such as onion rings and French toast made at the company's Bedford, ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Oil skimmer extends life of parts washing fluid and ends recontamination

    Like many metal working shops, Anderson Screw Products of Jamestown, New York turned to aqueous parts cleaning because of limits imposed by the EPA on the discharge of emissions and wastes. Anderson operates a 50,000 square foot plant with 65 machines, including a dozen or so parts washers - Magnus dip tanks filled with a mixture of water and cleaning compound. The cleaning compound utilizes and ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Environmentally friendly cogeneration plant saves time and money with Oil Skimmer

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Performance Track Program is a prestigious program that recognizes the accomplishments of manufacturing facilities that lead the way for improving their facilities’ environmental performance (i.e. reduce air emissions and consumption of water). Brooklyn Navy Yard Cogeneration Partners L.P. is an elite member of this program. They have been recognized for ...


    By Oil Skimmers, 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.

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