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How Do Tube Type Oil Skimmers Work? (Video)

Posted by Guy Flynn on Dec 21, 2018 10:35:01 AM

You’re probably aware of why skimming oil is important, but do you know how skimmers actually collect oil? Are you certain the type of skimmer you’re using is the best choice?

There are a handful of different oil skimming solutions, but we will focus on the most efficient and reliable system—tube-type oil skimmers.

How the Oil Skimmer Works

The Brill® tube skimmer type uses a special closed-loop Free-Floating Collector Tube™ that is designed to attract oil but not water. The collector tube is slowly drawn across the surface of the wastewater, and this movement creates a current to pull oil in. The oil-covered tube then passes through special ceramic scrapers that clean the tube of the waste oil, collecting it in a container. From there, the cleaned tube then returns to the tank to continue collecting oil.

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Topics: video, tube skimmers, floating tube, floating debris

The Top 1 Ways to Skim Oil Efficiently in the Presence of Floating Debris

Posted by Guy Flynn on Aug 1, 2013 8:43:00 AM

No, that is not a typo. Typically you’ll see blog posts like this touting The Top 5 Reasons To Do This, or The 7 Best Tools To Do That, but when it comes down to it, there is really only one recommendation we have as it pertains to skimming oil when there is debris floating on the surface of the oil and water.

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Topics: floating tube, skim oil, model 6v, collector tube, floating debris, model 5H, why the tube?

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