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7 Questions To Ask Your Oil Skimming Vendor

Posted by Guy Flynn on Nov 29, 2018 1:35:27 PM

So, you’re thinking about installing an oil skimmer to remove oil from water in your application. What more should you know before deciding which skimmer manufacturer or vendor to use?

As with any technology, quality of equipment, level of service, capabilities, and expertise vary greatly among vendors. Hence the importance of choosing the right provider.

If you have a shortlist of potential oil removal solution providers but aren’t sure which is best, we can help. Read on for seven questions to ask potential partners.

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Topics: oil skimming, oil skimmer

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

Your Oil Removal Problem, Solved (Video)

Posted by Jim Petrucci on Nov 19, 2018 11:05:56 AM

The age-old idiom that oil and water don’t mix is true, but at some point in most industrial processes they actually do combine. If the oil is not removed, it can cause quite a few adverse affects.

But, thanks to oil skimming technology, we can effectively remove oil from the water’s surface. Doing so, provides economic advantages, improves wastewater treatment processes, extends the life of process liquids, and allows the oil to retain its value for recycling and reuse.

Related read >> Top Business Benefits of Removing Oil from Water

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Topics: video, why skim?, why the tube?, why oil skimmers, inc.

How Tube Skimmers Can Turn Waste Oil into New Revenue

Posted by Jim Hebert on Nov 15, 2018 12:08:00 PM

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in 2013 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.

When your company considers investing in an oil skimmer, profitability may be an unlikely motive. But here at Oil Skimmers, more customers are telling us they’ve boosted their profits and saved money after they implemented our tube skimmers.

Some of these companies are combining Oil Skimmers’ highly efficient tube-skimming technology with their own ingenuity to gain additional value from their investment. This includes:

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Topics: oil, recycled oil, waste oil, oil skimmers, collector tube, oil recovery, food industry, steel industry, vacuum truck

What Happens to the Environment (and Your Business) When You Don't Properly Dispose Oil

Posted by Jim Petrucci on Nov 14, 2018 1:46:54 PM

Now, more than ever, we are aware of the environmental consequences of our actions. Both individuals and organizations are dedicated to adhering to ecological rules and regulations designed to mitigate environmental damage.

One of the many problems that environmentalists face is waste oil recycling and disposal.

According to the EPA, “...used oil from one oil change can contaminate one million gallons of fresh water — a years’ supply for 50 people!”

Problems mainly arise when used oil isn't properly disposed. Such oil can pollute rivers, harm plants, affect wildlife and seep through the ground, potentially contaminating drinking water. That is why processes that remove excess oil from wastewater, like oil skimming, are so important for running an ecologically friendly business.

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Topics: environmental, remove oil, oil skimming, EPA

How Effective Oil Skimming Cuts Maintenance Costs and Machine Downtime

Posted by Jim Hebert on Nov 12, 2018 12:09:00 PM

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in 2013 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.

Metaldyne Corp.’s Hatebur Operations in Royal Oak, Mich., produces driveline and transmission components at a rate of 120 parts per minute. To keep pace with demand, the plant can’t afford extended downtime because of inefficient equipment.

Unfortunately for Metaldyne, the plant faced a problem we commonly encounter in the oil-skimming business. Metaldyne’s oil water separator frequently clogged and was extremely inefficient.

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Topics: oil removal, oil/water separator

Oil Skimming Makes for a Safer Work Environment

Posted by Jim Hebert on Nov 9, 2018 3:11:10 PM

Waste oil is a common byproduct of a large number of processes. Once oil enters your wastewater, it can have a negative impact on the health and safety of your workforce.

The Health Advantages of Skimming Oil

When oil lingers in waste or process water, it traps anaerobic bacteria, which can cause adverse health effects.

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Topics: health, safety, oil skimming

6 Implications Your Facility May Face if Oil Is Not Removed from Water

Posted by Guy Flynn on Nov 6, 2018 12:33:21 PM

Water plays an important role in most industrial processes and is often mixed with oil as a result. Removing oil from water early and often by way of skimming is key in maintaining a healthy process. In fact, if ignored, oily water could be detrimental to your productivity, reputation, and ultimately, your bottom-line.

In this post, we’ll present six potential consequences if oil is not separated and removed from water early in the water treatment process.

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Topics: process, remove oil, reduce cost, EPA

6 Steps to Choosing the Right Oil Removal Partner

Posted by Guy Flynn on Nov 1, 2018 11:34:00 AM

Removing oil in the process or wastewater stream is critical to maximizing efficiencies within your operation. So, how can you start removing oil?

Oil skimmers offer the greatest flexibility when integrating this function into your existing workflow.

Choosing the right partner for your application will lead to the most effective installation and a larger ROI. As the first in their field, the Oil Skimmers Inc. team has the experience and continues to set the standard for providing what every customer should expect. Read on for six steps to choose the right partner.

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

Make Your Manufacturing Process More Economical Today

Posted by Guy Flynn on Oct 30, 2018 10:18:56 AM

Inadequate oil removal equipment could be costing your manufacturing company money.

In this post, we discuss how tube type oil skimmers—those that use a closed-loop tube on the water’s surface to attract floating oil or grease—can save you money compared to alternatives.

1. Efficiently Removes Oil

Because they can’t get clogged with floating debris (leaves, sticks, etc.), tube skimmers consistently outperform fixed oil skimmers (belt, drum and disc) at efficiently and reliably removing petroleum-based oil, fats, greases, and oily wastes on the water’s surface. The tube simply snakes around the water, moving the debris aside, as it removes the oil.

2. Lowers Filtration, Water Treatment and Disposal Costs

Effective oil removal translates into less costs related to filtration, chemicals and other forms of secondary water treatment.

And it doesn’t stop there. Since tube skimmers capture and concentrate waste oil with little-to-no free water, disposal costs are also less. Higher waste oil concentrations lessens the volume and cost of vacuum collection, and off-site recycling or disposal.

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Topics: Manufacturing Cost Cutting, Tube Oil Skimming, tube skimmers, why the tube?, reduce cost

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