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How a Refinery Oil Skimmer Saves Time and Money

Posted by Tom Hobson on Feb 28, 2018 1:16:33 PM

Refineries are capable of producing a range of materials as different as gasoline, jet fuel, or even asphalt. Like most large-scale, high-capacity plants, they require process optimization and advanced process controls. Refinery oil skimming is necessary for retrieving hydrocarbons from wastewater.

Implementing an oil skimming solution makes it possible for refineries to achieve the goal of recapturing 100% of all hydrocarbons before they go down the drain. A refinery oil skimmer collects the bulk of the hydrocarbons and sends them back to a crude tank. Filtration or chemical treatment can remove any residual oils. Refinery oil skimmers operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and require very little oversight and no maintenance. The time they save more than offsets the cost of the electricity needed to operate them.

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Topics: coolant, model 8, oil skimmer, petroxtractor, Solar Oil Skimming System, Transfer Package

What Options Should I Consider for My Oil Skimmer?

Posted by Tom Hobson on Jan 25, 2018 2:10:58 PM

A typical industrial oil skimmer will offer units in single or triple phase.  When you need more performance, Abanaki specialized motors run our Oil Grabber oil skimmer in most environments:

  • Explosion proof
  • Drip proof
  • Tropicalized
  • Dirty duty
  • Food service
  • Wash down duty
  • DC motors
  • ATEX/European motors

Do you need other options?  Here is a short list of some of the most popular choices:

  1. Solar Oil Skimming System
    The solar oil skimming option is ideal for locations that do not have access or have limited access to electricity. A 12V DC motor runs off a deep cycle battery that is recharged by the solar panel. Various 12V accessories are available as well.
  2. Transfer Package and Underground Oil Skimming System

    This option is for applications in which the oil storage tank is far from the point of oil removal or for below ground applications. This turnkey system consists of a small collection tank, a pump, small control panel and three float switches. The oil that the oil skimmer picks up is deposited to the collection tank. When the collection tank is full, the middle float switch signals the pump to turn on. The oil is then pumped to your storage tank or facility for permanent removal or storage.

  3. Controls/Accessories
    Abanaki offers a float switch and warning light combina
    tion to monitor fluid level in the skimmed oil collection drum, which helps prevent overflow. Other electrical options include timers, heaters, and control panesl. Abanaki also offers poly shelters and discreet secure enclosures as well as a variety of mounting options for the oil skimmer.
  4. Concentrators
    Abanaki Oil Co
    ncentratorsĀ® provide a secondary separation step after oil skimming to virtually eliminate water from skimmed product. Units are available for easy installation on most Abanaki oil skimmers.
  1. Specialized mounting arrangements
    The Oil Grabbers have a variety of mounting arrangements design to make setup in even the most demanding applications a breeze.  These include floor mounts, wall mounts, flat mounts, channel mounts, guard rail mounts and boom mounts. 

We love a challenge, so if you need something not mentioned let us know and we will do our level best to give you a great solution.

For further inquiry on selecting the right oil skimmer for your application click below. As always, the Abanaki sales team is here, ready and waiting to help you choose the right oil skimmer for your application.

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Topics: coolant, oil skimmer, Solar Oil Skimming System, Transfer Package, Underground Oil Skimming System, Concentrators, Specialized mounting arrangements

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