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How Oil Skimming is Helping Truck Wash Facilities Meet Wastewater Regulations

Posted by Ken Gray on May 26, 2016 08:30:00 AM

truck-wash-1.jpg Success Stories: Heavy Equipment and Truck Washdown Facilities

Facilities that wash down heavy equipment or trucks often have to balance several operational priorities at once. For example, ensuring adequate washing of trucks/equipment while reducing operational expenses and meeting environmental standards.

For many, this balancing act can seem daunting; however, it doesn’t have to be. The following two companies with heavy equipment and truck washdown facilities recently found that they were able to meet all of...

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Topics: heavy equipment model 5H model 6v oil skimmer truck wash

Oil Skimming Solution Keeps National Railway Running Year Round

Posted by Ken Gray on Jan 25, 2016 08:36:00 AM

A North American railway that prides itself on environmental responsibilityESS Enclosed Oil Skimming System recently worked with an engineering firm to design a new wastewater treatment facility for one of its refueling stations in British Columbia. The design challenge required a careful balance of meeting the railway’s commitment to environmental sustainability, while still being able to operate in severe weather conditions – even temperatures as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Topics: 6Vh heated insulated oil skimmer railway winterization

Oil Skimmers Help Chemical Plants Meet Clean Water Act Requirements

Posted by Ken Gray on Nov 12, 2015 01:38:00 PM

Chemical plants that manufacture or otherwise process chemicals (on a large-scale) face unique challenges when it comes to wastewater management. While the equipment, technology and processes used at chemical plants varies, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Water Act requires plants to meet certain performance standards aimed at water pollution prevention and treatment.

Under the Act, the EPA has implemented pollution control programs such as establishing wastewater standards that require wastewater to be virtually free of oil and other contaminants. Chemical plants that don’t...

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Topics: chemical plant model 6v oil removal waste oil

Tube Type Oil Skimmer Solves Oil Refiner’s Wastewater Problems

Posted by Jim Hebert on Oct 12, 2015 04:18:00 AM

oil-reifnery This Oil Skimmers, Inc. customer has been a producer of highly refined mineral oils for more than a century. The company’s white oil products, which are used in the formulation of lotions, creams, ointments and hand cleansers, require large amounts of water to make. The oily water from the refining process, along with tank washdowns and runoff, adds up to a substantial wastewater challenge. In an effort to improve its wastewater treatment process and increase overall plant efficiency, the...

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Topics: API separators model 6v oil refinery oil water separators wastewater white oil

Making Safety a Priority in the Metal Machining Industry

Posted by Ken Gray on Aug 19, 2015 11:58:00 AM

Oil removal in the metal machining industry In industrial machining and grinding operations, metalworking fluids are used to reduce heat and friction and remove metal particles. Fluids can be water-based, including soluble oils and semisynthetic fluids, oil-based, such as petroleum oils, or a mixture containing anything from oils, emulsifiers and anti-weld agents to corrosion inhibitors and biocides, among others.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there are 1.2 million workers...

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Topics: dermatitis metal machining metal working safety

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