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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...
Recognizing the limitations of belt skimmers and other oil
removal methods, 50 years ago we invented the “better belt skimmer”, the Brill® tube type oil skimmer.
Choosing Which Belt Skimmers are Best: Traditional vs Better Belt Skimmer
Using the right type of oil skimmer can be just as important as deciding to skim oil in the first place. Whether
your business is considering a new skimming solution or has traditional belt skimmers in operation already,
it’s important to...
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in 2015 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.
With a fleet of 250 tanker
trucks—35 of which are used to haul soybean oil—one U.S.-based trucking company is dedicated to
thoroughly cleaning its large fleet following transportation jobs. The oil tankers can each haul
approximately 48,000 pounds of oil, so when cleaning the tanks, a significant amount of residual oil often
mixes with the wash water.
As is common practice in many municipalities, local regulations require the trucking company to...