Aug 19, 2015

Oil Skimmer Uses Belt-and-Wiper System to Clean Water Surface

Solar option allows unit to be used in remote locations

Abanaki Corp. offers the Oil Grabber Model 8 oil skimmer with a solar option. The Model 8 utilizes a continuous belt-and-wiper system to remove up to 40 gal of oil per hour from the fluid surface. The belt, operating on a motor-and-pulley system, runs through contaminated liquid to pick up oil from the surface. After traveling over the head pulley, the belt passes through tandem wiper blades where oil is scraped off both sides of the belt and discharged. The tail pulley has flanges that allow it to roll freely on the inside of the belt without becoming dislodged. It requires no bearings and does not need to be fastened to the tank. If turbulent conditions exist, an optional tether and cage assembly prevents the tail pulley from being dislodged. The Oil Grabber Model 8 can be used in tanks with depths as shallow as 1 ft or as deep as 100 ft.

The solar option makes this unit ideal for locations far from electric service, such as mine sites, the remote corners of steel mills, food processing plants and rail yards. At times, skimming alone can reduce oil to an acceptable level of water purity. Depending on the characteristics of the liquid, it is possible for the Model 8 solar oil skimmer to reduce oil content to less than 5 ppm in water. The unit is used as a pretreatment before disposal, as well as in conjunction with coalescing systems and with systems where it prevents filters from blinding prematurely.

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Abanaki Corp.
Chagrin Falls, OH

Abanaki Corp.


17387 Munn Road

Chagrin Falls, OH 44032

United States

Phone: 800.358.7546