Oil contamination issues often result in downtime, maintenance, bacteria growth, and costly replacement of coolants and wash water. In certain applications, proper removal of tramp oil can prove difficult due to limited access to the sump.
For applications like these, where limited space or access doesn’t allow for the installation of a Brill® tube-type oil skimmer, Oil Skimmers, Inc. has developed the CoolSkim®.
The CoolSkim uses a floating weir skimmer with a pump to bring a continual flow of liquid from the sump to the separator. The solution flows through a coalescing media pack to facilitate oil separation and oil rises to the surface, forming two distinct layers. The oil flows down an adjustable weir funnel and drains to a collection vessel. Clean coolant is returned to the coolant system.
The CoolSkim Oil Water Separator is an efficient and effective coolant and wash water management system that removes tramp oil from the surface of coolant sumps and parts washers, extending the life of coolants and wash water, and eliminating bacteria growth in the sump.
An optional, submersible electric, or air-operated double diaphragm pump brings a continual flow of the contaminated liquid from the coolant or wash water sump into to the Coolskim unit.
The solution flows into the CoolSkim and through the coalescing media pack to accelerate separation. Free oil rises to the surface, forming a distinct layer, and it is captured and drained away using an adjustable surface funnel. The funnel can be set to varying heights to dictate how much of the surface oil flows to the oil discharge port. The oil gravity drains to a collection vessel and oil-free water or coolant is returned to the application.
The CoolSkim is comprised of a stainless steel tank (fittings and valves pre-assembled), baffles, adjustable internal weir, and a see-through removable lid. The following options are available:
Brings the surface oil from sump into the CoolSkim
Electric/submersible or air-operated double diaphragm pumps are available
The coalescing media pack facilitates oil separation, making oil rise more quickly and easily. The coalescing media pack is removable for easy maintenance and cleaning..