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5 Ways Process & Environmental Engineers Can Improve Manufacturing Efficiency

Posted by Guy Flynn on Oct 23, 2018 10:54:00 AM

machining-centers-600px Whether you’re part of a small team or working for a large organization, there are always ways to fine-tune your internal manufacturing processes—sometimes with very little investment.

One of these investments is oil skimming. With one new solution, your team could see improved asset performance, less downtime, and ultimately, advanced efficiency.

In this post, we look at five ways environmental and process engineers can increase efficiency from start to finish—primarily with oil skimming.


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Topics: engineers manufacturing process

How Can Oil Skimming Improve Your Wastewater Treatment Process?

Posted by Kelly Gregart on Oct 11, 2018 06:48:00 PM

industry-1968193_1280 Wastewater treatment is a major challenge for organizations across a variety of industries. To better understand why this is the case, consider the following scenario.

A privately held potato chip plant hoped to increase its snack production by 20% to roughly 72 million pounds a year. However, the plant faced a major obstacle to achieving this goal: While cleaning the fryers throughout production, large amounts of oil mix with wash water.

Not to mention the plant discharges...

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Topics: oil skimming process wastewater

Advance Your Manufacturing Process with One Solution

Posted by David Cehlar on Sep 28, 2018 11:26:00 AM

metal-machining Excess oil in manufacturing processes can have detrimental effects to overall operations, as it:

  • Shortens the life of machining coolant
  • Can result in costly equipment malfunctions and maintenance
  • Can affect the quality of finished parts

Fortunately, there is a solution.

Oil skimming can save manufacturers thousands of dollars in maintenance issues and ensure that finished products are the best quality possible.

Oil skimmers remove tramp oil from coolant or parts-washing solutions before...

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Topics: cnc machine coolants manufacturing parts washer tramp oil

Removing Oil Early – What It Means & Why It Pays

Posted by Guy Flynn on Sep 20, 2018 03:24:00 PM

Skim Oil EarlyEditor’s note: This post was originally published in 2014 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.

Skimming oil early refers to removing oil as close as possible to the point of origin—ideally, where oil first enters the wastewater stream from the process that generates it.

The earlier you skim oil, or grease and fats, the more benefits you’ll see. Early oil removal can result in cost savings you might not have considered possible before now. By removing oil early,...

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4 Ways Oil Skimming Addresses Environmental Concerns

Posted by Jim Hebert on Sep 11, 2018 09:59:00 AM

oil spill cleanupOrganizations are increasingly focused on reducing their environmental footprint and making the best use of our planet’s limited resources.

Removing oil from process and wastewater helps your company employ cleaner operations, conserve water and reduce pollutants in the water.

Read on for four ways oil skimming addresses environmental concerns.

1. Water Conservation

Fresh, clean water is an increasingly limited resource that needs to be used responsibly. While water has historically been plentiful...

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Topics: oil skimming

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