PetroXtractor® Well Oil Skimmer
Abanaki's Solar Powered PetroXtractor Oil Skimmer (see Features tab)
The Abanaki PetroXtractor is a dependable and cost effective means of removing oil, fuel, and other floating hydrocarbons from water where access to the fluid surface is limited. It acts efficiently as remediation equipment for groundwater contaminated by oil, using existing recovery and monitoring wells. Often, the PetroXtractor Well Oil Skimmer working alone will reduce oil or fuel content to an acceptable E.P.A. level. Models are available for two inch, four inch, and six inch or larger ID well casings, with removal rates up to 12 gph. (based on SEA 30 motor oil). Depths of 100 feet or more can be accommodated without the use of pumps.
The PetroXtractor is a well oil skimmer that makes use of the differences in specific gravity and surface tension between oil and water. These physical characteristics allow the unit's continuous belt to attract floating oil in the well. After picking up the oil, the belt travels over the head pulley on the drive unit and through tandem wiper blades. The oil is then scraped off both sides of the belt and discharged through a 1-1/4" ID hose. The unique bearing-less design of the tail pulley (immersed in the well water) with its tethered frame allows it to perform three important functions: it keeps proper tension on the belt, prevents accidental loss down the well, and keeps the belt centered in the casing.
The PetroXtractor Well Oil Skimmer can be installed in existing wells by mounting it on a flat surface above the well casing. Oil Skimmer operation consists of merely lowering the belt and tail pulley into the casing until the pulley is fully immersed, placing the discharge hose in a container, and switching the unit on.
Rugged Construction For Harsh Conditions: The PetroXtractor will provide for many years of trouble-free service. Belts are specifically selected for your application (see Belt Selection page). A tough power train keeps the PetroXtractor running under the most severe conditions. With the proper configuration, the PetroXtractor can handle liquid temperatures up to 180 °F, and the pH of the fluid can range from 3 to 13.
The PetroXtractor is designed for those applications that have a limited access area and a deep drop between the mounting surface and the surface of the liquid. The unit can be used anywhere, even where no electric power or compressed air is available. Explosion proof and pneumatic motors are available for areas where combustible fumes may be present. Vapor-tight models can also enhance the explosion proof properties of the unit.
New! See our Groundwater Remediation Systems and Transfer Packages.
All units can be built Explosion Proof, Vapor-Tight or Standard. Size of transfer pump is dependent on product, run to AST and grade differential.
This unit features:
This unit features:
This unit features:
Now you can remediate where there is no power!
|Oil Removal Rate:||Model PX-A: 3 gph (11 lph) with 1 in.(2.5 cm) wide belt
Model PX-B: 6 gph (23 lph) with 2 in.(5 cm) wide belt
Model PX-C:12 gph (45 lph) with 4 in.(10 cm) wide belt
(Removal rate is based on 30 weight oil in water.)
|Motor:||Fractional hp TEFC, 115VAC, single phase, 60 Hz gear
motor, including 8 foot cord with electrical plug
Optional: 50 Hz; 3-phase; explosion proof; 12VDC;
|Belt Width (Specify):||PX-A (1 in. (2.5 cm) for 2 in. (5 cm) ID casing
PX-B (2 in. (5 cm)) for 4 in. (10 cm) ID casing
PX-C (4 in. (10 cm)) for 6 in. (15 cm) ID casing
|Belt Length:||User specified (up to 100', measured from the center of head pulley to center of tail pulley)|
|Belt Material:||Specifically selected for your application (see Belt Selection page)|
|Wiper Material:||Ceramic/UHMW Hybrid standard, Optional: Nitrile, CRV rubber and Stainless steel|
|Mounting Method:||Flat base mount with oil discharge through a 1-1/4 in.
(3.1cm) ID hose
|Mounting Area:||Installation drawing coming soon.|
|Weights:||Complete assembly without tail pulley or belt:
Model PX-A: 30 lbs. (13.6 Kg.)
Model PX-B: 31 lbs. (14 Kg.)
Model PX-C: 38 lbs. (17 Kg.)
PX-A Tail pulley: 2 lbs. ( 1.3 Kg.)
PX-A, 1 in. x 5 ft (1.5m) polymer belt: 0.55 lbs.(0.25 Kg.)
|Standard Configuration:||The Abanaki PetroXtractor is supplied with a head pulley guard, adjustable wiper blade assembly, skimmer belt, tail pulley, fractional hp, 110VAC, 60 Hz gear motor, and assembly/maintence instructions.|