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3F Series Floating Weir Oil Skimmers

3F Series Floating Oil Skimmer LogoThe Oil Skimmers, Inc. line of 3F floating weir skimmers is easily deployable and well-suited for a wide range of oil removal jobs.

3F Series floating weirs work in sumps, above ground storage tanks, parts washing tanks, equalization tanks, oil/water separators, and on settling and leachate ponds, lagoons or open water where selective adhesion skimming is not applicable and a floating oil skimmer must be used. In addition, 3F Series floating skimmers are ideal to safely and easily remove duckweed from ponds.

Built of long-lasting 304 or 316 stainless steel, 3F Series skimmers are lightweight and compact, yet rugged and able to deliver dependable skimming results month after month, year after year.

3F Series skimmers share several advantages with Oil Skimmers, Inc. proven tube-type skimmers, including continuous operation and ability to adjust to fluctuations in liquid level. Also, similar to our tube-type skimmers, 3F weir maintenance downtime is low as there are few moving parts requiring regular service.

3F 360-Degree
Floating Oil Skimmer

3F Series 360-Degree Weir Floating Oil Skimmer

The 3F 360 floating weir skimmer features 3 floats and a central intake weir capable of skimming oil from all directions (360 degrees). The center weir can be adjusted to take more or less of a cut of the oil layer on the water's surface. Ideal for spill clean up, or as the first stage of oil removal prior to separation or further wastewater treatment. A mesh screen surrounds the center weir to prevent intake of debris and clogging of the skimmer.

Models and Oil Recovery rates

  • 3F360-1: 27 gallons/minute
  • 3F360-1.5: 35 gallons/minute
  • 3F360-2: 55 gallons/minute
  • 3F360-3: 150 gallons/minute
  • 3F360-4: 320 gallons/minute

3F Flow Control
Floating Oil Skimmer

3F Series Flow Control Weir Floating Oil Skimmer

3F Flow Control weir skimmers are easily deployable and well-suited for a wide range of oil removal jobs. The design makes possible skimming high volumes of oil, and the weir self-adjusts based on flow rate, or can be adjusted by changing pump pressure. Easily set up by one person for fast spill response, or sudden increase in capacity. Like the 3F 360-Degree, the 3F Flow Control also features 360˚ attraction of oil floating on the surface of the water.

Models and Oil Recovery rates

  • 3FFC-1: 2-10 gallons/minute
  • 3FFC-1.5: 5-58 gallons/minute
  • 3FFC-2: 5-68 gallons/minute
  • 3FFC-3: 10-300 gallons/minute
  • 3FFC-4: 10-525 gallons/minute

If you need to remove large quantities of oil in a limited amount of time and accomplish that removal at high rates, 3F Series floating weir skimmers are the solution. These skimmers can be set up and deployed easily by one person — a distinct advantage when fast response is required because of a spill, leak or sudden increase in oil volume.

  • High volume oil removal with continuous operation
  • Floating skimmers easily adjust and continue to operate what water levels fluctuate
  • Simple and effective skimmers with few moving parts require little maintenance

Some of the most common applications for floating oil skimmers are:

  • Power generation plants
  • Oil refineries
  • Frac water tanks
  • Food harvesting and processing facilities
  • Duckweed removal from ponds
  • Emergency spill response
  • Industrial and municipal wastewater treatment plants
  • Chemical processing plants
  • Industrial process water treatment
  • Stormwater treatment
  • Vacuum truck services

Options and Accessories

  • Additional lengths of floating or non-floating suction hose
  • Debris screen
  • Variety of pumps for operation and oil transfer
  • Swing arm systems
  • Hose floats and swing arm floats

Versatile and Effective

Floating oil skimmers are extremely versatile and used in a wide range of industries. An easy-to-install weir skimmer works without supervision and consistently prevents a halt in operations due to oil build up.

3F Series floating oil skimmers are easy to deploy and well-suited for a wide range of oil removal jobs

Oil Skimmers, Inc. has been in the oil removal solution business for over 50 years. Our experts can recommend a floating oil skimmer system to solve your oil or duckweed removal needs. A reliable and cost-effective weir skimmer for your oily water application is just a click away!

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Why Should You Use a Weir Skimmer?

Weir skimmers quickly, easily, and safely skim oil, grease, and other floating solids like duckweed from the surface of water. Removing oil first, before other wastewater treatment like ultra-filtration or chemical treaments, makes the processes more effective and less costly. If oil remained in the wastewater to blind filters and effect chemical treatment, regular maintenace and frequent, costly replacement of filters and chemicals would be required.

Where Should I Use a Floating Weir Skimmer?

In any application where oil or other contaminant is floating freely on the surface of water, but implemenation of a Brill™ tube type oil skimmer does not apply. This could be due to location, space limitations, power supply, the substance being recovered does not adhere to the tube, or the required recovery rate exceeds that of tube skimmer.

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