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9 Typical Applications For Industrial Oil Skimmers: What Is The Best Solution Of These Applications?

Posted by Tom Hobson on May 25, 2017 2:35:56 PM

The relationship between oil and water in a mixture is well-known and governed by two physical properties:

  • Specific Gravity: Most hydrocarbons have a lower specific gravity than water. Without agitation, oil separates from the water and floats to the surface. These oils are known as LNAPL’s, Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid. Oils (and other components) that sink in water have a higher specific gravity and are known as DNAPL’s, Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid.
  • Surface Tension and Affinity: Normally, oil bonds more tightly to itself and other materials than to water. This affinity, and differences in surface tension between oil and water, cause oils to adhere to a skimming medium.

Although designs vary, all oil skimmers rely on specific gravity, surface tension and a moving medium to remove floating oil from a fluid’s surface.

Find out more about the 9 typical applications for Industrial oil skimmers by clicking the button below.

9 Typical Applications For Industrial Oil Skimmers



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Topics: oil skimming, steel mills, coolant maintenance, parts washer, oil recovery, waterwaste sump, heat treating, industrial applications, food processing, parking garage, outdoor pond

Industrial Wastewater Treatment: Abanaki Model 4 Provides The Best Solution

Posted by Tom Hobson on Apr 25, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Our belt oil skimmers are used in industrial wastewater treatment applications quite frequently. An international manufacturer in the power transmission industry has been using our Model 4 belt oil skimmer as part of its manufacturing process for more than 2 years . The facility utilizes a poly belt on the Model 4 that is used in the parts washer, and it runs at roughly 140°F. The skimmer runs 8 hours a day and efficiently skims the oil out of the parts washer and helps to eliminate the company’s disposal costs. After more than 2 years of consecutive operation, the plant operators are just now replacing the poly belt and wiper blades.

There are many reasons why so many facilities use the Model 4 oil skimmer as part of their industrial wastewater treatment. The Model 4 oil skimmer is designed to last for many years. With the proper configuration it can handle liquid temperatures up to 212°F, and the pH of the fluid can range from 3 to 13. Belts are specifically selected for your application (see Belt Selection page). The skimmer drive includes an oil filled gear reducer with bronze gears and ball bearings. The motor, reducer, and powder coated finish of the weldments give the Model 4 exceptionally long life, even under the harshest conditions.

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Topics: oil skimmers, model 4, belt oil skimmers, industrial Wastewater treatment

Groundwater Remediation Solution: Abanaki PetroXtractor Provides Cost Effective Solution in Oil Skimming

Posted by Tom Hobson on Apr 21, 2017 2:07:02 PM

Everyone is thinking “Green” these days and looking for ways to make the world a cleaner place. Why not start with the groundwater? The PetroXtractor groundwater remediation oil skimmer can be placed in an existing monitoring well and remove the oil from the contaminated groundwater quickly and efficiently. The skimmer can run off the sun with its solar powered oil skimmer option making it a cost effective solution for even the most remote groundwater remediation sites. Just like the rest of the Abanaki oil skimmers, the PetroXtractor can remove a wide variety of oils including fuel oils, coal tar, and creosote at rates up to 12 gallons per hour. No more bailing, no more expensive pump and treat. The PetroXtractor oil skimmer is the perfect green solution for groundwater remediation.

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Topics: groundwater remediaition, abanaki oil skimmers, petroxtractor, groundwater remediation system

Waste Oil Recovery Basics: The 7 Benefits, 4 No-Nos, 3 TLCs, and 1 Solution

Posted by Tom Hobson on Mar 22, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Waste oil recovery is critical to any application for a multitude of reasons. Many companies try, or should be trying to recover their used oil in order to stay in compliance with government standards and regulations. No one wants to pay a massive fine or even worse, donning the orange jump suit with silver bracelets, when complying with the law and keeping our environment clean is a simple enough task.

Additionally, recovering used oil has its monetary perks. Reclaimed hydrocarbons can be sold for profit and removing it properly can help extend the life of equipment, waste water, or coolant. All while Mother Earth smiles and the people rejoice. Everybody wins.

Find out the 7 Benefits, 4 No-Nos, 3 TLCs, and 1 Solution by clicking the button below.

Waste Oil Recovery Basics: The 7-4-3-1


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Topics: oil skimming, Benefits of oil skimmer, oil skimmer maintenance, oil skimming TLC

Make your March the better Month: 11 Tips for Effective Skimming!

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

Companies always look for effective ways to remove oil from water or coolant. Here are the 11 easy tips to skim oil from water or coolant.

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Topics: oil belt skimmer, oil skimming, belt materials, wiper blade

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

Pro Tips: Bigger Isn’t Always Better and Smaller Isn’t Always Cheaper

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

Choosing a skimmer based on size speculation can be a costly mistake. Buying the smallest skimmer available because it is the cheapest or purchasing the biggest skimmer because you think it will work faster will not lead to successful skimming results.

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Topics: oil removal, belt material, belt oil skimmer, water temparature, viscosity

New Year Resolution: 7½ easy “oil-skimming” ways to keep in 2017

Posted by Tom Hobson on Jan 27, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Well, if you don’t have time to sit down and prepare a list of important changes you want to make at work, Abanaki 7 ½ easy “oil skimming” ways to keep in 2017 might be your best bet. If you are looking for effective ways of changing your work life for the better, then you’ll be sure to find tons of useful information here.

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Topics: oil skimming technologies, belt skimmer, tube oil skimmer, coolant maintenance

Unfamiliar with DNAPLs? Read our guide and find out more!

Posted by Tom Hobson on Jan 23, 2017 8:15:00 AM

We understand the difficulties in treating a variety of pollutants in groundwater. Dense non-aqueous phase liquids, or DNAPLs, can be extremely tricky to treat. Creosote, coal tar, and many other heavy pollutants can sit at the bottom of groundwater aquifers or sump tanks and release additional pollutants. How should one resolve these issues? Read more about the latest white paper:

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Topics: groundwater remediation, petroxtractor, DNAPLs

16 Crazy Things Abanaki Has Done In 2016

Posted by Tom Hobson on Jan 12, 2017 8:45:32 AM


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Topics: oil skimmer resource, oil skimmer, groundwater, abanaki, petroxtractor, skimmer

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