As with all hot rolling mills, lubricants and hydraulic oils from the rolling mills and auxiliary equipment find their way into cooling water. The water systems are totally enclosed so this waste oil must be removed before the water is re-circulated and damage is done to the product and the efficiency of the process.
It has been documented that the Oil Skimmers Inc. “floating tube” Model 6V system has recovered over 20,000 gallons of lubrication oil a month at various mills. A closed–loop collector tube floats on the surface, attracting oil but not water as it slowly moves over and around debris. The tube is raised out of the water drawn through scrapers to remove the oil, then the clean tube is returned to the water surface to gather more oil.
The system runs unattended 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and its simple design prevents clogging. The result is a virtually maintenance-free method of removing waste oil.
The recovered oil in many cases is treated and reused or sold to refiners for treatment and resale. Whatever way you look at it, the dollar savings are substantial. If you have a waste oil problem, call Oil Skimmers, Inc at 800-200-4603 or visit our website.
No matter what the application—on coolant and processing tanks or for use on an outdoor pit or pond—Oil Skimmers has an easy-to-mount system to suit your needs. You won’t have to lift a finger again.