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Steel Mills: Removing Oil from Scale Pits

Posted by David Cehlar on May 1, 2019 9:34:30 AM

Steelmaking is a competitive industry with a wide range of external factors that could inhibit operations. These include global market conditions, raw material prices, environmental standards and government regulations.

Luckily, there are ways in which the operation of steel mills can be significantly improved with a small investment. One of the easiest ways to achieve that is by installing an effective and efficient oil removal system.

Manufacturing steel produces a large amount of both solid and oily waste that get mixed into the wastewater. By implementing proper water treatment and oil skimming systems, a substantial part of these materials can be recovered and potentially reused. At the most basic level, removing oil from water in your scale pit or discharge ponds will help your steel plant run more effectively and efficiently.

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Topics: steel industry, scale pit

Get An Up-Close Look at the Tube-Type Oil Skimmer (VIDEO)

Posted by Jim Hebert on Mar 28, 2019 9:52:59 AM

Oil plays a part in just about every industrial process on earth. While oil can play crucial and beneficial role in industrial operations, it can also cause many challenges once it has served its purpose and ends up in the wastewater stream. 

To increase the efficiency of wastewater treatment processes and maintain environmental compliance, organizations must first remove the oil before repurposing it or the water, before discharging water to the municipality, and before chemical treatment or filtration of the water. 

If not removed continuously and effectively, oil in wastewater can cause equipment malfunction, process inefficiencies, undesirable working environments, fines from the municipality and/or the EPA, and increase downtime and maintenance.

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Topics: model 5H, oil skimmer, tube skimmers, video

Visit Oil Skimmers, Inc. at PMTS 2019 in Cleveland

Posted by Guy Flynn on Mar 25, 2019 12:31:58 PM

Presented by the Precision Machined Products Association and co-presented by Production Machining, Products Finishing and Modern Machine Shop, the Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS) is the only show in North America dedicated to the precision machining industry.

PMTS brings together more than 300 exhibitors and 6,000 manufacturing professionals to address product technology, process innovation and business development in the precision machined parts industry.

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Topics: tramp oil, metal machining, parts washer, coolant maintenance, coolant management, coolskim, trade show

Oil Skimmers Deliver Efficiencies and Cost Savings in the Food Processing Industry

Posted by Jim Hebert on Mar 21, 2019 9:16:00 AM

In the food processing industry, companies strive to deliver high-quality products, efficiently, and to ensure their production methods are environmentally friendly as possible.

Keep reading to learn more about:

  • How smart food producers are investing in equipment that lowers costs, while enabling the manufacturing of high-quality products through efficient processes.
  • How oil skimming equipment can effectively remove oil from the surface of other liquids (usually separating used cooking oil from wastewater for food producers).
  • How food manufacturers have used tube-type oil skimmers to reduce costs for energy, waste treatment and waste removal—all while maximizing efficiencies. 
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Topics: food industry, food processing, fat, grease, oil removal, model 6v, model 5H, model 1H

Oil Removal in the Food and Beverage Industry [Infographic]

Posted by David Cehlar on Mar 19, 2019 9:38:00 AM

There is a universal problem facing the food and beverage industry: removing fat, oil and grease (FOG) from water.

Without an effective oil removal solution, food and beverage companies can face increased costs for water treatment and discharge, maintenance concerns, and also miss out on the opportunity for a new revenue source.

To identify a proper solution, you must first pinpoint the source of the problem. View the infographic below to see how FOG originates across eight food industry segments, including:

  1. Farm equipment, from lubricants and hydraulic oil
  2. Oil extraction, from plant, seeds and nuts
  3. Oil transport, from edible oils carried in tank trucks
  4. Oil used for cooking as an ingredient
  5. Fat, oil and grease from meat and fish
  6. Oil from manufacturing food packaging
  7. Seamer machine lubricant from canning foods and beverages
  8. Fat, oil and grease from cooking food for consumption

Check out the infographic below for details.

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Topics: food industry, food processing, packaged foods, snack food, FOG, fat, oil & grease, infographic

Solutions for FOG Removal in the Food Industry: 10 Considerations

Posted by Jim Petrucci on Mar 12, 2019 10:31:24 AM

eBook-Oil Removal Challenges and Solutions in the Food IndustryIf you work in the food and beverage industry, you are likely familiar with the challenges that fat, oil and grease (FOG) buildup presents and the potential costly impact on your wastewater treatment processes and your bottom line.

Removing FOG from water is an important problem to address in all segments of the industry. Oil ends up in wash water and wastewater in each of these applications:

  • Farm Equipment - From washdown of machinery and facilities
  • Oil extraction - Natural byproduct of the process
  • Oil transport - Washing tank trucks
  • Oil used for cooking or as an ingredient - Washdown of equipment and facilities
  • Fat, oil and grease from meat and fish - Natural byproduct from processing
  • Oil from manufacturing containers - Hydraulic oil from machinery
  • Canning foods and beverages - Oil from can seamers
  • Fat, oil and grease from cooking food for consumption - FOG builds up in grease traps

Learn more about the source of FOG in each of these situations by downloading our free resource, The Complete Guide: Oil Removal Challenges (and Solutions) in the Food Industry.

In the food industry, the question is likely not if you have oil in water, but where and to what extent the problem exists. Read on to learn about the kind of information our oil removal experts seek in order to assess oil-in-water applications and determine proper solutions.

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Topics: food industry, food processing, FOG, fat, oil & grease

8 Critical Oil Removal Opportunities in Food Production (Free Guide)

Posted by Guy Flynn on Mar 7, 2019 11:08:17 AM

Whether you are washing down farm equipment, transporting edible oils, cooking meat, or manufacturing food packaging, in each segment of the vast food and beverage industry there is a universal problem: fat, oil and grease (FOG) in wastewater.

Without effective and efficient oil removal solutions in place, food and beverage companies can face increased costs for water treatment and discharge, maintenance concerns, and environmental compliance issues, among other problems.

Does fat, oil or grease end up in the wash water or wastewater in your application? Are you aware of the oil removal solutions available?

The following are eight sources of FOG that you can manage to decrease costs and unlock greater profits. Read on to see if any of these might apply to your operations. And, download the eBook to take action and determine the right solution.

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Topics: food industry, food processing, packaged foods, FOG, fat, oil & grease

How to Keep Your Facility’s Oil Skimmer Running In Cold Weather

Posted by Jim Hebert on Feb 27, 2019 9:19:00 AM

How to Winterize Your Oil Skimming Equipment

Oil Skimmers, Inc. offers a variety of winterization options that can work with already-installed skimmers to enable your facility to skim oil from wastewater on a continuous basis, all winter long.

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Topics: model 6v, model 5H, winterization

3 Key Benefits of Proper Coolant Maintenance

Posted by Guy Flynn on Feb 8, 2019 10:23:45 AM

Many industrial and manufacturing processes require the use of coolant.

After all, coolant plays a critical role in both lubrication and temperature regulation. It’s vital in metalworking, machining and many other industrial processes—any that use or create heat.

From cutting, grinding and machining oil-coated metal parts, and because CNC machining centers leak hydraulic oil, coolant quickly picks up tramp oil, particulate matter and other impurities, mandating regular upkeep. Coolant often contains oil as an ingredient, but it is when hydraulic oil, oil that coats raw material, or other residual oils are introduced to the mixture that problems start to arise.

There are multiple aspects to proper coolant maintenance, but one of the most important is the regular removal of tramp oil, which can be achieved by implementing a an oil removal solution.

Read on to learn about the importance of proper coolant maintenance.

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Topics: tramp oil, coolants, oil water separators, tube skimmer, coolant maintenance, coolant management, coolskim

Power Plants:  4 Factors to Help You Select the Right Oil Skimmer

Posted by Jim Petrucci on Feb 4, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Whether your power plant is coal-fired, gas-fired, hydroelectric or nuclear, petroleum-based products like fuel, hydraulic fluid and lubricating greases and oils are critical to operational success.

Supporting numerous lubricant connections, bearings, hydraulic seals and moving equipment parts, such as pumps, conveyors, feeders, scrubbers, cranes, turbines and more—it’s inevitable that these petroleum-based products will find their way into the process, cooling, or cleaning water that flows throughout a plant—posing operational challenges. 

Typically, this oily or greasy water flows to one of four places within a power plant:

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Topics: power plant, oil removal, skim oil, waste oil, oil skimmer

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