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

5 Red Flags That Your Oil Skimming Solution Isn’t Reliable

Posted by Guy Flynn on Dec 5, 2018 12:19:00 PM

Using an oil skimmer to remove oil from coolant, process water and wastewater has many benefits, such as reducing maintenance, lowering environmental impact, improving working conditions, and potentially creating new revenue opportunities.

But, to reap those benefits, your oil skimmer must be completely effective, efficient, and reliable.

In this post, we cover five signs that your oil skimming solution isn’t reliable.

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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

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

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 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

How Can Oil Skimming Improve Your Wastewater Treatment Process?

Posted by Guy Flynn on Oct 11, 2018 11:18:48 AM

Wastewater treatment is a major challenge for organizations across a variety of industries. To better understand why this is the case, consider the following scenario.

A privately held potato chip plant hoped to increase its snack production by 20% to roughly 72 million pounds a year. However, the plant faced a major obstacle to achieving this goal: While cleaning the fryers throughout production, large amounts of oil mix with wash water.

Not to mention the plant discharges a whopping 180,000 gallons of water each day.

After installing an oil skimmer to remedy the issue, the plant was able to successfully remove about 2,000 gallons of oil per week from the wastewater system.

Read on to see how this change benefited the potato chip plant in the long run, and how oil skimming could work for you too.

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Topics: wastewater, process, oil skimming

4 Ways Oil Skimming Addresses Environmental Concerns

Posted by Jim Hebert on Sep 11, 2018 9:59:47 AM

Organizations are increasingly focused on reducing their environmental footprint and making the best use of our planet’s limited resources.

Removing oil from process and wastewater helps your company employ cleaner operations, conserve water and reduce pollutants in the water.

Read on for four ways oil skimming addresses environmental concerns.

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Topics: oil skimming, oil recycling, environmental, water conservation

7 Immediate Changes You’ll See After Implementing Oil Skimming

Posted by Guy Flynn on Aug 30, 2018 8:04:00 AM

You don’t have to wait long to see the results.

Oil skimming can have an immediate and sustained impact on your business. In fact, a Brill® tube-type oil skimmer can pay for itself within a few months through process efficiency gains, new revenue streams, and reduced equipment and labor costs.

In this post, we look at seven key differences you’ll notice right away once you begin skimming and separating oil from water.

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Topics: oil skimming, benefits

Oil Skimming: Why It Matters

Posted by Jim Petrucci on Aug 28, 2018 8:21:37 AM

During many industrial and manufacturing processes, water is combined with chemicals, oils, grease, fat and other containments.

Oil skimming is the process of removing this floating oil from water. It is the first step in any recovery, recycle or reuse project, and has numerous benefits for businesses.

Read on to learn why you should skim.

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Topics: oil skimming, benefits

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