The Oil Skimmers oil recovery system has been designed to operate continually and unattended as it removes animal, vegetable and petroleum-based oils, fats and greases that float on the surface of water.
The Oil Skimmer system removes as much as 300-500 liters of waste oil per hour; the recovered oil is virtually water-free.
How Does Our Tube-Type Oil Skimmer Work?
The Oil Skimmers oil recovery system removes waste oil by means of a specially formulated collector tube. Oil adheres to the outside of the closed-loop tube as it is slowly drawn across the surface of the water and into the oil skimmer.
The tube snakes over and around floating debris, adjusting automatically to changing water levels. The tube is drawn up into the oil skimmer and through scrapers that remove the oil. Then the tube returns to the water surface to collect more oil. The recovered oil flows into a collection container.
The length of the collector tube is customized to meet individual specifications. Experienced representatives are available to survey customers' oil removal needs. Engineered For Headache-Free Operation The external parts of the Oil Skimmers units - the drive wheel, scrapers, and pressure blocks -- are made of high abrasion-resistant ceramic. Gearings are engineered to require minimal power and maintenance. Its thoughtful design and durable construction ensure the system an operational life span of 25-30 years. Many units have been in service for more than 25 years and are still going strong.
Mounting Equipment Options Increase Versatility, Plus Prefabricated mounting packages further extend the system's flexibility. These packages simplify placement of the system on pits, sumps, ponds, and open or closed tanks, thus eliminating costly operation.
The Oil Skimmer system also can be outfitted with insulation and heating packages for cold weather operation.
There are thousands of Oil Skimmers systems and other oil recovery units in operation throughout the world, in a large number of industries. These include all types of food, oil, and chemical processors; steel and aluminum mills; the glass and metal container industries; nuclear, fossil, and hydro power generating plants; metal machining; and the rail and trucking service industries.
Features/Benefits of Oil Skimmers
Closed loop collector tube floats on water surface
Collector Tube performance is unaffected by any floating debris
Tube easily floats up or down to changing water level.
Gyrating action of Collector Tube breaks up oil crusts.