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Oil Skimming Myths Exposed! Get the facts and Real Tips!

Posted by Tom Hobson on Sep 22, 2017 8:33:17 AM

Fact:

Oil skimming makes use of the differences in specific gravity and surface tension between oil and water. These physical characteristics allow the belt to attract grease, oil, and other hydrocarbon liquids from the far side of the tank.

Oil Skimming Tip:

When selecting an oil skimmer, be sure to place the skimmer where oil is already gathering.  This will ensure the quickest removal of the oil.

Fact:

Belt oil skimmers and oil skimming will collect all types of oil including all free-floating oils, LNAPLS, DNAPLS, and some emulsified oils. The various belt materials  allow for any type of hydrocarbon removal.

Oil Skimming Tip:

There are several things to consider when choosing a belt for your oil skimmer. For example, some plastics won’t stand up to heat or strong chemicals, some metal belts won’t skim well from coolants due to rust inhibitors being present and certain plastic belts don’t last in heated applications. It is very important to choose a good oil skimmer vendor that offers a wide variety of belts to handle any situation.   Equally important is to inform them of the details of your application so they can provide assistance in choosing the proper belt material at the start.

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Topics: coolant, belt selection guide, oil skimmer belt, belt materials, oil skimmer

17 Common Questions of Oil Skimmer! Abanaki has the Solutions!

Posted by Tom Hobson on Feb 20, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Do you have any oil skimming questions? Abanaki always has the better answers about oil skimming process and the method for choosing the right oil skimmers. Find out these 17 common questions and answers which you can relate to and eventually to guide you to solve your oil skimming problems. Click and find out the answers to these questions.

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Topics: belt selection guide, solutions sourcebook, oil skimming, common questions about oil skimmers

Your Belt and You: Choosing the Right Material

Posted by Tom Hobson on Apr 11, 2016 3:00:00 PM

A belt is to a skimmer like wheels to a car’s chassis: although the latter is the most identifiable part, it needs the former to actually run. Just like tires, belts are not one size fits all. Just as there are snow tires, street tires, year-round tires, and more, so too are there a variety of belt materials. So what purpose does each serve?

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Topics: belt selection guide, oil skimmer belt, belt materials, oil skimmer, belt material

New Oil Skimmer Belt Selection Guide

Posted by Tom Hobson on May 21, 2014 4:47:21 AM
Click here to watch our free Oil Skimming 102 Video webinar. This online video shows you how to properly select and size a skimmer for your application.
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Topics: belt selection guide, oil skimmer belt, oil skimming, oil skimmer

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