Oil Skimmers, Inc.

- Model ORTS - Oil Removal and Transfer System



The ORTS® from Oil Skimmers, Inc. is a complete oil removal and transfer system, all on one skid. The system efficiently removes oil from the surface of water, stores the recovered oil, and transfers it to a remote location. The system is available in a wide variety of configurations, and is completely customizable to meet any application requirement.

With its rugged construction, wear-resistant materials, and gearing engineered to require minimal power and maintenance, the Oil Skimmers Inc. ORTS is a versatile, flexible and cost efficient oil removal system.

The ORTS is applied in a variety of industries from rail yards to steel mills, positioned over or near ponds, pits, and sumps to allow the free-floating collector tube to continuously pick up oil as it easily snakes over and around any floating debris.

The ORTS comes pre-wired and ready to go with a controller to power the skimmer, and integrate standard and optional equipment, including pumps, timers, tank level switches, and more. The system can be heated and fully insulated to operate 24/7 in the harshest winter conditions.

  • Skim, decant, store and transfer oil - all with one system
  • Built-in Decanter removes any water collected and returns it to the pit, tank or pond
  • Tank level switch activates pump when tank is full
  • Tank constructed of carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, or plastic
  • Winterization available, complete with skimmer heat, tank heat tracing and insulation (Steam or electric heat available)
  • Explosion proof motor and enclosures available
  • Any type of pump available based on your requirements
  • Choose from standard configurations, or completely customized per your application
  • Controller houses components for power, timers, heat, lights, level switches, and more
  • Closed-loop collector tube floats on water surface
  • Collector tube performance is unaffected by any floating debris
  • Tube easily floats up or down to adjust to changing water level
  • Gyrating action of collector tube breaks up oil crusts
  • Virtually maintenance-free operation
  • Unique anti-clogging design
  • Cast metal skimmer housing and structural members
  • High performance, quiet-running motor
  • Can operate unattended 24/7
  • Up to 30-year operating life

The ORTS is used in a variety of applications around the world. A sampling includes:

  • Steel Manufacturing
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Railroad
  • Fuel Distribution
  • Power Generation
  • Heavy Equipment Wash Base
  • Any other application where waste oil meets water

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