ESS™ Enclosed Skimming System

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The ESS™ Enclosed Skimming System is a complete oil removal solution that is enclosed to protect the skimming components from wind or weather, harsh environments indoors or out, prevent tampering, address aesthetic and environmental concerns, and enclose any leaks or drips. If the application requires, the ESS can be completely sealed and gasketed to contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from escaping into the environment.

The ESS™ Enclosed Skimming System is comprised of three main components:

  • System Core
  • Height Extension
  • Adapter Plate
ESS Enclosed Oil Skimming System

System Core

The System Core is made up of a fully enclosed hood, a Model 6V oil skimmer (Model 7V also available), an access door, an oil/water decanter, and a motor controller. 

Model 6V Oil Skimmer
The workhorse of our oil skimmer family and the heart of the ESS. The free-floating collector tube continuously picks up oil and the skimmer can run 24/7, unattended.

Access Door
Allows for easy access, system maintenance, and observation. The access door can be customized to be bolted on, hinged, lockable, and windowed, depending on the application needs.

Oil/Water Decanter
Ensures the least possible percentage of water in the collected oil. It returns any collected water so only oil moves to the collection vessel. Decanter can be a standard rectangular shape or angled. Angled decanters better fit specific narrow openings in applications, like manways.

Controls main power and functions of the ESS system. This includes system power, timers, and heating elements.

Height Extension

If needed, the extension adds necessary height to the ESS so recovered oil can easily gravity drain into a collection vessel. It is customizable and can be made to any height the application requires. Some applications may not require the addition of an Extension.

Adapter Plate

In certain applications, the Adapter Plate allows the ESS to fit perfectly on an existing manway or opening. Like the Extension, the Adpater Plate is also customizable and is made to fit the existing opening and even bolt pattern for each specific application. Some applications may not require the addition of an Adapter Plate.

The ESS comes completely assembled and ready to install and can be constructed out of a variety of materials, including carbon steel (primed and painted), stainless steel, and aluminum. It is the ideal solution for applications that require atheistically pleasing environments, containment of moving parts, protection from external conditions, or to perfectly fit atop tank openings or manways.

Centaur ESS

Centaur ESSThe Centaur ESS takes a standard ESS unit and adds an oil storage tank and transfer pump for extended functionality. The system operates the same, except instead of gravity draining into a separate collection vessel, collected oil is stored in an attached oil storage tank. The oil is then pumped from the storage tank to a remote location. The storage tank can be separate from the ESS unit or attached as a single, integrated system.

Heat and Winterization

The ESS is ideal for cold weather climates, and when winterized, will continue to skim oil in temperatures as low as -40˚F. For applications that are not in cold climates, heating elements can still be added to each ESS in order to maintain collection flow by heating recovered oil.

Motor and Explosion Proof Options

Various motors are available to power the ESS, including standard, pneumatic or hydraulic motors. For applications where explosion proof equipment is required, the ESS can be equipped to meet specifications in Class I, Division I locations.

Features and Benefits

  • Completely sealed and gasketed to contain VOCs
  • Skimmer protected from harsh conditions, indoors or out
  • Protected from tampering
  • Hinged, lockable panel for easy access and maintenance
  • Made to any height, specific to your application
  • Easily installed atop tanks and manways with customized mounting flange
  • Built-in decanter ensures least possible percentage of water in recovered oil
  • Continuous oil removal at temperatures as low as -40˚ with winterization
  • Enclosure keeps workers safe and is aesthetically appealing
  • Arrives completely assembled and easy to install
  • Enclosure can be construction of carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum or fiberglass
  • Available with explosion proof electrical components

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