One of the challenges facing Oil Skimmers, Inc. in its early years was how to locate the oil skimmer over the water, when it was impossible or undesirable to locate it near the water’s edge. Previously, a costly and time-consuming walkway or platform was required; however, this requirement was eliminated with the introduction of “Boom Mounts.”
These are pre-engineered, pre-constructed economical mounting systems that allow the Model 6V Brill™ to be positioned over the water.
The skimmer can be mounted at any height to allow gravity discharge of the skimmed oil, eliminates special design work and construction of support platforms and allows the skimmer to swing back to shore for safe, easy servicing.
For longer reaches over 8 feet, a balanced boom mount is available, enabling the Model 6V to be positioned up to 20 feet from the edge of the separation basin.
The system easily assembles to the mast and can locate the skimmer (Model 6V) at a height that allows gravity discharge to the shore. The boom, which supports the skimmer, serves as a discharge for the oil.
With the aid of balancing weights the skimmer can easily be swung around to the edge and lowered for easy, economical servicing.
For winter applications the entire system can be pre-wired, heat traced and insulated.