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

Posted by Jim Petrucci on Nov 14, 2018 01:46:00 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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6 Implications Your Facility May Face if Oil Is Not Removed from Water

Posted by Guy Flynn on Nov 06, 2018 00:33:00 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 early...

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Did You Know? Oil Skimming Can Reduce Operational Costs

Posted by Jim Hebert on Oct 25, 2018 10:05:00 AM

Oil skimmer with decanter removing oil from oily sump In just about every industrial process on earth, whether it’s making steel or cosmeticsfood processingminingrailroads, or construction, water plays an important role in a company’s operations.

Similarly, in most, if not all of those same industries, oil plays some kind of role. It may be lubrication oil, fuel oil, or the process itself may consume or produce oil—such as in chemical plants and oil...

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Cleaning Up: Oil Skimmers has Helped Manufacturers Remove Oil from their Water for Half-a-Century

Posted by Alan Dorich on Mar 29, 2018 00:25:00 PM

AS PUBLISHED IN MANUFACTURING TODAY MAGAZINE | VOLUME 18, ISSUE 1

Manufacturing Today article featuring Oil Skimmers, Inc. When some think about oil on water, they think only of oil spills in open water. “But mixing oil and water is quite common in the manufacturing world,” Jim Petrucci says. “People who use water to any degree in manufacturing are going to get oil in it, whether it’s on purpose or by accident,” he explains.

When manufacturers want to remove the...

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