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Tramp Oil Coalescers vs. Oil Skimmers: Differences in Oil Collection

Posted by Tom Hobson on Oct 20, 2016 2:23:56 PM

Multiple options exist for the collection of tramp oils. Two of the most common are oil skimmers and coalescers. Both offer unique advantages and disadvantages in certain applications.

Coolant Coalescers

Coalescers focus on collecting oil into larger droplets. Using a filter medium, the oil is gathered into one place and combines into a larger oil droplet. heightening the differing densities of oil and water. The oil then floats to the top of the coalescer, allowing removal by other means. 

Coalescers have an advantage in specific coolant-related applications. Coalescers cover a bigger collection area than oil skimmers, speeding recovery and reducing need for moving the oil collection device.

Unlike skimmers, coalescers have no need for a collection container, preventing the potential for spillage. Abanaki's Oil Boss can also be hung from a metallic surface, preventing the floor space footprint of other coalescers and skimmers.

Oil Skimmers

Oil skimmers focus on removing tramp oils using oleophilic belts. These belts attract the tramp oils and drag them up to a trough where they are scraped off, removing them from the water or coolant. Different belts have different specialties, such as steel belts being suited for LNAPLs and tramp oils.  

Oil skimmers have an advantage in more varied conditions. Able to be used in high temperature applications where plastic coalescers might face pump failures, skimmers can withstand more extreme environments.

In addition, oil skimmers do not have to worry about pumps clogged by shavings or solid byproducts like coalescers might. Dirty oil can also go back into the sump in coalescers, while oil is completely removed by a skimmer.

Oil skimmers also have more applications than coalescers, such as environmental remediation. 


For more information about our line of coalescers and skimmers, take a look at our product catalog, or contact us via phone at (440) 543-7400 or via e-mail at skimmers@abanaki.com.

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Topics: oil removal, oil skimmer, cnc, coolescer, oil boss

The Oil Boss is here!

Posted by Tom Hobson on Jun 24, 2016 4:12:33 PM

Abanaki Corporation, the world leader in oil skimming technologies, announces the addition of the Oil Boss® Oil Skimmer to its extensive coolant maintenance product line. The Oil Boss solves problems that have plagued regular skimmers in machine shops.

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Topics: coolant, oil, machine shop, coolant maintenance, oil skimmer, cnc machine, coolant skimmer, oil boss

How an Oil Skimmer Saved Cows From Pollution

Posted by Tom Hobson on May 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Oil Skimmer Keeps Auto-Dismantler in Compliance and the Cows Happy
Environmentally Sound Solution to Unwanted Oil Reduces Disposal Costs

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Topics: oil, application, auto, oil skimmer, clean drinking water, petroxtractor, environmental, car, clean water, UK

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

When the Belts Break the Oil Skimmer Will Fail

Posted by Tom Hobson on Jun 22, 2015 10:41:52 AM

The wastewater pits in Steel Mills are a particularly harsh place for oil skimmers to operate. The heavy oils and greases that are typically found in the scale-pits can wear out an oil skimmer if the right skimmer and belt material is not being used.

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Topics: steel mills, oil skimmer

Early Bird Gets the Oil Skimmer

Posted by Tom Hobson on May 8, 2015 6:11:00 AM

 

The Choosing Your Oil Skimmer Webinar is a 12-minute video explaining how to appropriately size and select the right skimmer for your application. Get Your Copy Now.
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Topics: groundwater remediation, oil skimmer, petroxtractor, UK

Oil Skimmers Keep Fracking Operation Oil Free

Posted by Tom Hobson on Mar 26, 2015 5:37:00 AM

 

We have simplified the process of selecting an oil skimmer with our new interactive chart. Click here to access the easy to use guide and find your skimmer today!
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Topics: fracking, oil, model 8, oil skimmer

Quick Guide: Groundwater Remediation

Posted by Tom Hobson on Mar 12, 2015 9:39:45 AM
Click here to receive a free copy of the Abanaki Line Card. This informational guide includes photos and text about all Abanaki product lines. You can click on each to see complete product details.
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Topics: infographic, groundwater remediation, oil skimmer, petroxtractor

Machine Shop Finally Keeps Coolant Clean

Posted by Tom Hobson on Dec 17, 2014 8:52:47 AM
Click here to receive a free copy of the Abanaki Line Card. This informational guide includes photos and text about all Abanaki product lines. You can click on each to see complete product details.
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Topics: coolant, machine shop, oil skimmer, mighty mini

Tube Oil Skimmer at IMTS

Posted by Tom Hobson on Sep 12, 2014 6:21:19 AM
The Oil Skimmer Facts Tutorial Handbook is the industry’s leading guide on oil skimming solutions. Learn how to properly size/select a skimmer as well as learn about all the aspects to consider in every application. Click here and receive your free copy now!
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Topics: IMTS, tube oil skimmer, oil skimmer, tubetastic

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