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

Potato Chip Plant Removes 104,000 Gallons of Oil from Wastewater Annually

Posted by Guy Flynn on Jul 9, 2015 11:50:59 AM

Oil skimmer reduces cost, increases performance and decreases material waste

Food manufacturers are tasked with managing oil in the wastewater from their manufacturing processes on an ongoing basis. 

Recently, a privately-held snack food manufacturer that produces potato chips established a goal to increase chip production by 20 percent. However, increasing production also meant increasing the amount of cooking oil discharged into the wastewater from washing the fryers used to cook the chips. As one of the largest water consumers within its municipality—discharging an average of 180,000 gallons per day—the potato chip plant needed to cost-effectively and efficiently remove the cooking oil from its wastewater to remain compliant with the municipality’s wastewater regulations.

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Topics: food industry, model 6v, oil skimmers, remove oil, potato chips, snack food

Food Producers Trim Fat From Waste-Oil Removal with Efficient Skimming Technology

Posted by Guy Flynn on Sep 4, 2013 3:07:00 PM

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Topics: food industry, food processing, packaged foods, fat, grease, waste oil, oil recovery

Oil Skimming in the Beverage and Canning Industry

Posted by Guy Flynn on Aug 7, 2013 1:00:00 PM

Meeting Local and Federal Regulations for Wastewater Discharge

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Topics: food industry, beverage, canning, oil removal, skim oil, oil skimmers, water treatment, wastewater

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