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What Happens to the Environment (and Your Business) When You Don't Properly Dispose Oil

Posted by Jim Petrucci on Nov 14, 2018 02:46:00 PM

Now, more than ever, we are aware of the environmental consequences of our actions. Both individuals and organizations are dedicated to adhering to ecological rules and regulations designed to mitigate environmental damage.

One of the many problems that environmentalists face is waste oil recycling and disposal.

According to the EPA, “...used oil from one oil change can contaminate one million gallons of fresh water — a years’ supply for 50 people!”

Problems mainly arise when used oil isn't properly disposed. Such oil...

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The Impact of Active Oil Removal - Adding an Oil Skimmer to Oil Water Separators

Posted by Jim Hebert on Nov 12, 2018 01:09:00 PM

before and after images showing how an oil skimmer can remove surface oil in a storage pit

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in 2013 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.

Metaldyne Corp.’s Hatebur Operations in Royal Oak, Mich., produces driveline and transmission components at a rate of 120 parts per minute. To keep pace with demand, the plant can’t affordt extended downtime because of inefficient equipment.

Unfortunately for Metaldyne, the plant faced a problem...

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Topics: oil removal oil water separators

Oil Skimming Makes for a Safer Work Environment

Posted by Jim Hebert on Nov 09, 2018 04:11:00 PM

milling machine coolant Waste oil is a common byproduct of a large number of processes. Once oil enters your wastewater, it can have a negative impact on the health and safety of your workforce.

The Health Advantages of Skimming Oil

When oil lingers in waste or process water, it traps anaerobic bacteria, which can cause adverse health effects.

If left unchecked, this bacteria buildup results in foul odors in the workplace and can even cause skin disorders. In...

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Topics: health oil skimming safety

6 Implications Your Facility May Face if Oil Is Not Removed from Water

Posted by Guy Flynn on Nov 06, 2018 01:33:00 AM

remove oil from water before cooling tower Water plays an important role in most industrial processes and is often mixed with oil as a result. Removing oil from water early and often by way of skimming is key in maintaining a healthy process. In fact, if ignored, oily water could be detrimental to your productivity, reputation, and ultimately, your bottom-line.

In this post, we’ll present six potential consequences if oil is not separated and removed from water...

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Topics: EPA process reduce cost remove oil

6 Steps to Choose the Right Oil Removal Company

Posted by Kelly Gregart on Nov 01, 2018 11:34:00 AM

osi-partner-handshake Removing oil in the process or wastewater stream is critical to maximizing efficiencies within your operation. So, how can you start removing oil?

Oil skimmers offer the greatest flexibility when integrating this function into your existing workflow.

Choosing the right partner for your application will lead to the most effective installation and a larger ROI. As the first in their field, the Oil Skimmers Inc. team has the experience and continues to set the standard for providing...

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