How exactly does an oil skimmer work? Do I
have to place the skimmer directly where the oil is collecting?
An oil skimmer is a device that uses a belt,
tube, or disk placed directly into the product containing oil. The
belt, tube, or disk attracts the oil by breaking the surface
tension of the water and then runs back to the machine to be wiped
clean. If your skimmer is sized right, it will be able to pull the
free-floating oil from anywhere in the tank or pit. Oil skimmers
should be purchased more by size than by the volume of oil to
ensure you are able to skim from the whole surface area.