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

Posted by Jim Hebert on Jan 10, 2019 03:06:00 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 09:25:00 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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Solving the Problems Customers Experience with Traditional Belt Skimmers

Posted by Guy Flynn on Jan 03, 2019 03:16:00 PM

better-belt-skimmer 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...

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Oil Skimmer Efficiently Removes Oily Sludge from Truck Wash Wastewater

Posted by Jim Petrucci on Jan 02, 2019 00:26:00 PM

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...

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How Do Tube Type Oil Skimmers Work? (Video)

Posted by Guy Flynn on Dec 21, 2018 10:35:00 AM

tube skimmer removing oil You’re probably aware of why skimming oil is important, but do you know how skimmers actually collect oil? Are you certain the type of skimmer you’re using is the best choice?

There are a handful of different oil skimming solutions, but we will focus on the most efficient and reliable system—tube-type oil skimmers.

How the Oil Skimmer Works

The Brill® tube skimmer type uses a special closed-loop Free-Floating Collector...

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