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  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • How Tube Skimmers Can Turn Waste Oil into New Revenue

    Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in 2013 and has been updated for comprehensiveness. When your company considers investing in an oil skimmer, profitability may be an unlikely motive. But ...


    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

  • 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.

  • Make Your Manufacturing Process More Economical Today

    Inadequate oil removal equipment could be costing your manufacturing company money. In this post, we discuss how tube type oil skimmers—those that use a closed-loop tube on the water’s surface to attract floating oil or grease—can save you money compared to alternatives. ...


    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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • How food producers can Reduce costs and Increase efficiency in their Wastewater treatment system

    Foremost in many companies' capital-investment strategies these days is achieving fast return on investment (ROI). This especially is true in packaged foods, an industry adjusting co higher commodity prices and increased price sensitivity. At the same time, consumers are pressuring packaged-foods manufacturers to make their processes more environmentally friendly, or "green." Producers that can ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Case study – oil removal prior to water discharge

    Customer: Distributor of industrial gases located in Louisiana, USA.   The Problem: Oil and grease from pumps, truck loading stations, and other sites flow through a 2’x 2’ below ground settling basin.  Oil and grease discharging to the local wastewater treatment plant.  Water discharge limits had oil concentration ...


    By SkimTech Inc.

  • The Better Belt Skimmer - Solving the Issues Customers Experience with Traditional Belt Skimmers

    Recognizing the limitations of belt skimmers and other oil removal methods, 50 years ago we invented the “better belt skimmer”, the Brill® tube type oil skimmer. Using the right type of oil skimmer can be just as important as deciding to skim oil in the first place. Whether your ...


    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.

  • 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 One Mining Company Solved Its Oil Removal Problem with the Tube Skimmer

    Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in 2015 and has been updated for comprehensiveness. Do you have an oil removal problem? You’re not alone, and there is a steadfast solution. Read on to see ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Cleaning up: Oil skimmers has helped Manufacturers remove oil from their Water for Half-a-Century

    When some think about oil on water, they think only of oil spills in open water. “But mixing oil and water is quite common in the manufacturing world,” Jim Petrucci says. “People who use water to any degree in manufacturing are going to get oil in it, whether it’s on purpose or by accident,” he explains. When manufacturers want to remove the oil from the surface of ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Case study - machine coolant tramp oil

    Customer: Midwestern Manufacturer of metal stampings and machined parts for the Automotive Industry. The Problem: Tramp Oil collecting in metal working coolant.  Oil concentration levels raise to unacceptably high levels, adversely effects product quality and promotes bacterial growth which leads to worker skin disorders.  Cutting tools ...


    By SkimTech Inc.

  • Oil Skimmers Help Chemical Plants Meet Clean Water Act Requirements

    Chemical plants that manufacture or otherwise process chemicals (on a large-scale) face unique challenges when it comes to wastewater management. While the equipment, technology and processes used at chemical plants varies, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Case study - tramp oil

    Customer: Midwestern Manufacturer of metal stampings and machined parts for the Automotive Industry. The Problem: Tramp Oil collecting in metal working coolant.  Raises oil concentration levels to unacceptably high levels, adversely effects product quality, promotes bacterial growth which can lead to worker skin disorders.  Cutting ...


    By SkimTech Inc.

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