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Get An Up-Close Look at the Tube-Type Oil Skimmer (VIDEO)

Posted by Jim Hebert on Mar 28, 2019 09:52:00 AM

Model 5H Brill Tube Type Oil Skimmer Oil plays a part in just about every industrial process on earth. While oil can play crucial and beneficial role in industrial operations, it can also cause many challenges once it has served its purpose and ends up in the wastewater stream. 

To increase the efficiency of wastewater treatment processes and maintain environmental compliance, organizations must first remove the oil before repurposing it or the water, before discharging water to the municipality, and before...

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4 Factors to Help You Select the Right Oil Skimmer for Power Plants

Posted by Jim Petrucci on Feb 04, 2019 11:00:00 AM

remove oil at power plant Whether your power plant is coal-fired, gas-fired, hydroelectric or nuclear, petroleum-based products like fuel, hydraulic fluid and lubricating greases and oils are critical to operational success.

Supporting numerous lubricant connections, bearings, hydraulic seals and moving equipment parts, such as pumps, conveyors, feeders, scrubbers, cranes, turbines and more—it’s inevitable that these petroleum-based products will find their way into the process, cooling, or cleaning water that flows throughout a plant—posing operational challenges. 

Typically, this oily or greasy water flows to one...

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4 Variables That Can Impact the Efficiency of Your Oil/Water Separator

Posted by David Cehlar on Jan 24, 2019 02:49:00 PM

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The Importance of Active Oil Removal from Oil Water Separator Systems

Removing oil from any industrial process is important. Animal fats, grease and petroleum-based oils all have a significant impact on both overall maintenance and environmental compliance of an operation.

Hence why oil refineries, chemical plants, steel mills and many other types of companies throughout the world use oil/water separators. This flow-through device takes advantage of the fact that oil has a lower density than water, causing it to float on the water’s surface, to separate...

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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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