For over 50 years, Oil Skimmers, Inc. has provided oil skimmers, skimming systems, oil water separators and custom engineered oil removal solutions for over 35,000 oily water applications. Learn more about how oil and water meet in these industries and applications, how the oil is removed, the equipment commonly used,and read related blog posts and case histories.
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In the chemical industry, oil is often discharged into wastewater during processes such as cooling or polymerization.
Oil from kettles and fryers or canning/seamer applications often mixes with wash water in the food and beverage industry.
The fuel distribution industry frequently encounters oil – from the fuel itself, during the equipment cleaning or servicing process to fuel spills and more.
To remove oil or fuel that leaks or spills into water, mounting systems from Oil Skimmers, Inc. can be configured for use on any type of water vessel.
In the metal machining industry, oil used to lubricate equipment can leak into coolant during the machining process.
As in many industries, oil from military applications is often mixed with water as a result of cleaning and washing processes.
At mines, leaked fuel and oil are often funneled into collection pits where it must be separated and removed from the wastewater.
In the oil drilling and salt water disposal industry, companies must properly dispose of salt water from oil production sites.
Before wash water can be used again or discharged to a water treatment facility, tramp oil must be separated and removed from the wash washer.
Water is used to channel spilled oil to plant treatment systems where oil needs to be separated and skimmed to ensure compliance with wastewater regulations.
With numerous lubricant connections, bearings, hydraulic seals, and other moving parts in a plant, oil often ends up in process, cooling, or cleaning water.
At rail yards, oil leaks and fuel spills are commonplace. Oil and fuel are often washed off of locomotives during cleaning prior to maintenance.
From scale pits to cooling water and wastewater treatment areas or final discharge ponds, there are various points where oil mixes with water.
At tank truck wash facilities, oil mixes with wash water during the tank wash process. The oil/water mix needs to be separated and the oil removed.