Marine Applications

Perfect for shallow waters and hard-to-reach places, Oil Skimmers offers a fast, efficient and trouble-free solution.

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Mounting systems from Oil Skimmers, Inc., can be configured for use on any type of vessel, from small fishing boats to work platforms to large barges. They are ideal for areas that have limited access and/or shallow water.

Why the Tube?

When it comes to separating oil from water for recovery and recycling, companies from around the world rely on Oil Skimmers, Inc., the leader in the field of waste oil removal.

We specialize in manufacturing automatic oil skimming equipment, which provides the quick, easy and efficient solution to removing oil from water, especially in shallow water areas — and we have been doing it for more than 40 years.

Tube type oil skimmers run on a simple concept: continuously remove oil from the surface of the water using a closed-loop tube that attracts the floating oil.

Oil adheres to the outside of the closed looped tube, which is continuously driven across the separator’s surface and through a set of scrapers that remove the oil, which is then drained into a collection tank. Unlike absorbent pads and sheets or straw and hay that render the oil unusable, the recovered oil can then be recycled or sold.

With a tube type skimmer from Oil Skimmers, Inc., the positive ceramic drive and wiper system maintenance is kept to a minimum, for a reliable, low-cost method of constant oil removal. This enables you to operate the skimmer continuously and unattended.

Tube type oil skimmers are:

  • Efficient
  • Durable
  • Cost-efficient
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Require no human supervision
  • Can run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Tube Type Skimmers: Quick, Efficient and Adaptable

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When it comes to performance, tube skimmers consistently outperform any other types of skimmers. Regardless of the application, they are designed to ensure consistent, even operation. While not designed for large volume removal as required on the open seas, these units are perfect for when the oil reaches the shore or works its way into inland waterways and marshes.

Their compact and rugged design enables them to be adapted to even the smallest vessels that are needed to access these areas. Where other equipment fails, the Model 6V and Model 5H oil skimmers have the ability to operate continuously, removing oil, not water.

Unlike other types of skimmers, tube type skimmers:

Pick up oil, not water. High levels of water collection create a handling and disposal problem because water collected cannot be discharged back into the ocean or streams. Our specially formulated plastic floating tube system picks up oil, not water, resulting in a more efficient recovery operation.

Can be used even with the presence of debris. Tube type oil skimmers snake around, over, and through floating debris while continuing to remove oil. This debris will prevent oil from reaching other types of skimmers, requiring constant cleaning.

Can operate unattended, 24/7/365. Tube type oil skimmers can run continuously without any supervision or maintenance, while other types of oil skimmers require constant supervision and clean up. The free floating collector tube floats up and down with the liquid level, keeping the machinery up and out of danger.

Go anywhere you need them. Oil Skimmers, Inc., mounting systems can be customized and configured for use on any type of vessel, from small fishing boats to work platforms to large barges. This makes the Oil Skimmers Inc. Model 6V or Model 5H the ideal unit for skimming areas where the water is shallow and access is limited.

Are environmentally friendly. Oil skimmers remove oil from the surface of water efficiently and economically, thus decreasing reliance on chemicals.

These oil skimmers are ideally suited for:

  • Marsh areas
  • Bayous
  • Boomed areas
  • Along shorelines
  • Harbors
  • Marinas
  • Tidelands
  • Shallow water

No matter what your application needs, Oil Skimmers, Inc. has a system that will manage all your waste oil recovery efforts.