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Celebrating 50 Years of Oil Removal Solutions: What Our Customers Have to Say

Posted by Jim Petrucci on Jan 31, 2019 10:16:00 AM

50 Years of Oil Removal Solutions This year marks the 50th anniversary of our company— Oil Skimmers, Inc. For the last five decades, we’ve provided customers in 119 countries with simple, effective and reliable oil removal solutions.

In over 35,000 applications around the world, our products are used to tackle waste oil challenges. By implementing our skimming systems, oil water separators and oil removal solutions, our customers are able to improve wastewater treatment processes, Read More

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4 Variables That Can Impact the Efficiency of Your Oil/Water Separator

Posted by David Cehlar on Jan 24, 2019 03:49:00 PM

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The Importance of Active Oil Removal from Oil Water Separator Systems

Removing oil from any industrial process is important. Animal fats, grease and petroleum-based oils all have a significant impact on both overall maintenance and environmental compliance of an operation.

Hence why oil refineries, chemical plants, steel mills and many other types of companies throughout the world use oil/water separators. This flow-through device takes advantage of the fact that oil has a lower density than water, causing it to float on the water’s surface, to separate...

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10 Industry Resources for Engineers

Posted by Guy Flynn on Jan 16, 2019 01:40:00 PM

An integral part of being an engineer is staying up to date on new discoveries, developments, trends and news in your particular field. The ever-evolving nature of the job makes staying ahead of the curve a challenge, but necessary.

Finding a good source of relevant information amongst the plethora of available resources can be difficult and time consuming. That’s why we’ve rounded up 10 noteworthy resources for engineers. In no particular order:  

1. Water & Wastes Digest...

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Should you Choose a Complete, All-In-One Oil Removal Solution? (Video)

Posted by Jim Hebert on Jan 10, 2019 04:06:00 PM

remove oil from scale pitAfter learning about the benefits of oil skimming and deciding to remove oil from water in your application, you’re faced with a decision: which type of skimmer is best for your particular application?

Companies that install an oil skimming solution reap immediate benefits—lowering their ecological footprint, reducing maintenance requirements and an improving their overall wastewater treatment process, all while increasing profits. But in order to maximize these benefits, choosing an appropriate system...

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When to Use an Oil Skimmer

Posted by Jim Petrucci on Jan 08, 2019 10:25:00 AM

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Power Magazine.

Oil skimmers are very effective in removing oil from wastewater before discharge but are also perhaps the most efficient and economical approach.

Despite these advantages, oil skimmers are not found in every power plant. Some plants rely on less-efficient oil removal procedures, failing to recognize that even a single release could cost more money than upgrading a facility to modern oil-skimming equipment.

An oil skimmer (Figure 8) efficiently removes oil from water continuously and puts it into a collection...

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