To maximize waste oil recovery, decanters are used in combination with oil skimmers. The decanter ensures the least possible percentage of water in the recovered oil by further separating oil and water, and returning the water to the skimming area.
The decanter is part of all Oil Skimmers, Inc. Oil Removal Systems to ensure efficient oil recovery when:
The operating principle of the decanter uses the difference between the specific gravity of oil and water. The lighter oil will separate and float higher than the water. A specially engineered manifold incorporates an oil weir that allows the oil to overflow at this higher level while the water is continually discharged at a lower level for continuous, unattended decanting.
A sludge tray is provided to catch heavy solids. For easy clean-out, a 2-inch coupling is provided at the bottom of the tank, to which a valve can be attached. To assist in separation, an optional heat rod is available in either 120V or 240V.