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Solving the Problems Customers Experience with Traditional Belt Skimmers

Posted by Guy Flynn on Jan 03, 2019 04:16:00 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 01:26:00 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 11:35:00 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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The Top 10 Blog Posts from Oil Skimmers, Inc. in 2018

Posted by Guy Flynn on Dec 17, 2018 02:08:00 PM

top-10-2018For decades, our oil removal solutions have played an important role in businesses that deal with fat, oil or grease (FOG) in process water, coolant or wastewater at some point in their operations. Oil removal technology can improve your wastewater treatment processes, reduce your ecological footprint and improve the bottom line.

To learn more about how oil skimmers and systems work in a variety of applications and industries (or if you’d just like to catch up on what...

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Which Type of Oil Skimmer Works Best?

Posted by David Cehlar on Dec 12, 2018 02:07:00 PM

Model-1H-on-Coolant-Tank If you’re in the market for an oil removal solution, you already know that there are various types of oil skimmers. But did you know that choosing the wrong skimmer type can result in poor oil removal? This, in turn, can lead to maintenance issues, health and safety risks, and failure to comply with environmental regulations, among other serious business implications.

To avoid these problems and to help you make the right skimmer choice for your...

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