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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

How the Continuous Removal of Tramp Oil Extends the Life of Coolants

Posted by Jim Petrucci on Dec 5, 2018 9:51:00 AM

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

Tramp oils (hydraulic oil, lubricating oil and greases, and protective metal coatings) in coolant create expensive and frustrating problems. Tramp oils in coolant provide a breeding ground for bacteria and can cause problems ranging from unpleasant odor to employee skin rashes.

When tramp oils combine with other contaminants in coolant, they can form a sticky substance that clogs lines and sprays. When they hit the tool, the cooling effect of the coolant is reduced, causing shorter tool life, product staining, inaccurate tolerances and a smoky atmosphere in the plant.

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Topics: floating tube, oil removal, model 6v, tramp oil, coolants, cnc, decanter

5 Reasons To Skim Floating Waste Oil

Posted by Guy Flynn on Oct 18, 2018 11:06:00 AM

Doing nothing about floating waste oil?

At Oil Skimmers, Inc., we think our products are the best in the world at removing floating waste oil in industrial maintenance applications. We have a lot of reasons for saying that and sometime we’ll talk more about those reasons, but what never ceases to amaze me is the number of times we compete against the alternative of a customer “doing nothing” with their floating waste oil.

Doing nothing, that is, not skimming floating oil, can be an option for certain customers. So we are often in the position of educating the customer to the benefits of recovering waste oil versus letting it accumulate.

So, Why Should You Skim Oil?

There are several reasons why floating waste oil in an industrial environment should be skimmed.

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Topics: oil, recycled oil, municipal waste water, water treatment, floating tube, wastewater, oil removal, waste oil, why skim?

Super-duty tube type oil skimmer delivers instant ROI for salt water disposal facility

Posted by Guy Flynn on Mar 1, 2018 4:06:57 PM

Salt water is a byproduct of oil and natural gas extraction. Typically, the salt water contains residual oil. For companies involved in the disposal of salt water, removing the residual oil from the water offers potentially significant economic benefit.

One salt water disposal facility successfully used a Model 6V Brill® oil skimmer with the free floating collector tube, from Oil Skimmers, Inc. to remove oil from its disposal pit. The Model 6V performed flawlessly and provided significant economic benefits and an ROI measured in weeks, not months or years. The disposal facilities’ business grew to the point where additional oil removal capability was required. In response to the need, Oil Skimmers, Inc. offered the heavy duty, high capacity Model 7V Brill® tube-type oil skimmer.

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Topics: model 7v, brill, tube skimmers, floating tube, why the tube?, frac water, wastewater disposal

How to order, install and care for the tube on your oil skimmer

Posted by Jim Petrucci on Feb 9, 2018 11:15:42 AM

Our line of Brill® tube type oil skimmers feature our free-floating oil collector tube, made from our unique formula which creates a tube that loves oil. The tube is designed to be able to withstand the most abusive industrial environments involving changes in shape, movement, temperature, and chemical interaction. Upon placing your order, we select, cut, and weld the tube, at the length specific to your application.

To ensure your skimmer continues to perform as designed, always order your replacement tubes directly from Oil Skimmers, Inc.

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Topics: tube skimmers, oil skimmer, brill, collector tube, floating tube, why the tube?

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?

Oil Skimmers Helps Major Global Energy Project Meet Tough Environmental Standards

Posted by Guy Flynn on Apr 25, 2013 1:02:00 PM

Oil Skimmers, Inc., a 40-year-old provider of customized floating tube oil skimmers, recently completed one of the largest and most complex orders of the year in its industry, supplying one of the world’s most significant energy projects located in the Pacific Rim.

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Topics: floating tube, skim oil, model 6v, oil skimmers, oil and gas, global energy, pacific rim, coal seam gas

Customer Questions – Railway Industry

Posted by Jim Petrucci on Dec 1, 2012 1:13:00 PM

Recently we received a call from a railway company who had a waste oil problem at their maintenance yard where they worked on the rail cars. 

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Topics: floating tube, model 6v, oil skimmers, railroad, railway, faq, oil/water separator, 6Vh

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