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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

4 Variables That Can Impact the Efficiency of Your Oil/Water Separator

Posted by David Cehlar on Jan 24, 2019 2:49:32 PM

Removing oil from any industrial process is important. Animal fats, grease and petroleum-based oils all have a significant impact on both overall maintenance and environmental compliance of an operation.

Hence why oil refineries, chemical plants, steel mills and many other types of companies throughout the world use oil/water separators. This flow-through device takes advantage of the fact that oil has a lower density than water, causing it to float on the water’s surface, to separate oil from the wastewater.

But isolating the waste oil is only part of the wastewater treatment equation. An area where oil/water separators commonly fall short is efficient removal of the oil after the separation occurs.

This is where oil skimming comes in.

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Topics: remove oil, oil skimmer, oil water seprators

Which Type of Oil Skimmer Works Best?

Posted by David Cehlar on Dec 12, 2018 1:07:19 PM

If you’re in the market for an oil removal solution, you already know that there are various types of oil skimmers. But did you know that choosing the wrong skimmer type can result in poor oil removal? This, in turn, can lead to maintenance issues, health and safety risks, and failure to comply with environmental regulations, among other serious business implications.

To avoid these problems and to help you make the right skimmer choice for your particular application, we’ve covered a few questions that you should ask before making a purchase.

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Topics: oil skimmers, oil skimming, why oil skimmers, inc.

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

Posted by David Cehlar on Nov 27, 2018 11:22:00 AM

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 how one mining and tunneling company solved its oil issues— within five hours of installing a new solution.

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Topics: model 5H, mining, fuel leak, heavy equipment, tunneling

Advance Your Manufacturing Process with One Solution

Posted by David Cehlar on Sep 28, 2018 11:26:07 AM

Excess oil in manufacturing processes can have detrimental effects to overall operations, as it:

  • Shortens the life of machining coolant
  • Can result in costly equipment malfunctions and maintenance
  • Can affect the quality of finished parts

Fortunately, there is a solution.

Oil skimming can save manufacturers thousands of dollars in maintenance issues and ensure that finished products are the best quality possible.

Oil skimmers remove tramp oil from coolant or parts-washing solutions before it can cause problems downstream. The process is easy to execute, affordable and can provide multiple benefits to those in the manufacturing industry. Below, we’ve highlighted three key ways oil skimming directly contributes to a smoother manufacturing process.

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Topics: tramp oil, coolants, parts washer, cnc machine, manufacturing

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