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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 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

Oil Skimming: 7 Benefits, 6 Must-Have Features and 4 Skimming Accessories

Posted by Guy Flynn on Sep 18, 2018 9:52:00 AM

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

Waste oil doesn't have to be a burden to plant personnel. Using an oil skimmer ensures that oil will be removed with minimal effort. With the right equipment, a facility can manage the oil effectively while saving time and money.

Plant personnel are always looking for new tools and equipment to help them run their facility more efficiently. In many manufacturing and processing plants, oily water is present, which prevents a plant from functioning at its maximum productivity level.

Water has several purposes in a manufacturing or processing facility: It can be used for cooling machinery, washing down equipment, or in processing. Sometimes, this water picks up oil or grease from surrounding machinery and equipment. Regardless of whether the facility chooses to reuse the water or send it to the city treatment plant, it has to remove the oil. Some plants, however, are not properly equipped to remove oil effectively.

An oil skimmer is an ideal solution.

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Topics: vegetable oil, animal fat, petroleum, oil removal, model 6v, decanter, oil skimmers, model 5H, water treatment, wastewater, waste oil

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

In the Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater Disposal Business? Oil Skimming is for You.

Posted by Guy Flynn on Jul 8, 2014 2:52:24 PM

Recently, an increasing number of companies in the oil and gas industry’s hydraulic fracturing wastewater disposal business have found employing efficient, low-maintenance oil skimming technology can bring sustained improvements to their bottom lines. We’re talking added monthly profits of $3,000 to $18,000. Sound appealing?

Wastewater disposal companies in Texas, West Virginia and Ohio, who have purchased oil skimmers to recover and sell oil that is present in the hydraulic fracturing wastewater being delivered to their facilities, have capitalized on this new revenue within just 2 to 3 months of using the technology. And, that’s not all. In addition to generating new revenue streams and delivering a nearly immediate return-on-investment, oil skimmers used in wastewater disposal applications also reduce operational costs and increase operational efficiency.

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Topics: oil skimmers, oil and gas, wastewater, hydraulic fracturing, fracking

Oil and Gas Boom Fuels Need for Effective Wastewater Treatment

Posted by Ken Gray on Oct 9, 2013 9:14:00 AM

The U.S. oil and gas industry is king again. The U.S. will overtake Russia as the world’s top oil and gas producer by the end of 2013, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported on Oct. 3. (http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=13251)

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Topics: oil skimmers, oil and gas, water treatment, wastewater, saltwater disposal, oilfield

4 Ways Automated Oil Skimmers Save Power Plants Time and Money

Posted by Ken Gray on Aug 30, 2013 10:25:00 AM

The pumps, conveyors, cranes and turbines that make power generation possible operate with numerous moving parts. Lubricants help keep these critical components moving continuously so power-generation plants can meet ever-increasing electricity demand.

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Topics: vacuum truck, power plant, absorbent pads, slotted pipe, oil skimmers, oil

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

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

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