Have you heard about Abanaki’s newest product the PetroXtractor Active Membrane Skimmer? This pneumatic active skimmer pump is entirely automatic and is designed to recover light non aqueous phase liquids (LNAPL) from underground water at depths of up to 130 feet. The PetroXtractor Active Membrane Skimmer is a combination of a pump and skimmer that fits inside a monitoring well, the only solution on the market to use a combination pump and skimmer technology. The unit features an advanced patented membrane that skims the light hydrocarbons and keeps water out of the recovered liquid, which lowers disposal costs. This selective membrane is designed to recover free floating hydrocarbons such as gasoline, diesel fuel, aviation fuel, and kerosene as well as other LNAPL from groundwater. Unlike other groundwater remediation products, the unit is capable of far lower operation and maintenance costs. Equipped with a start/stop design, the pumps will automatically shut off when there is no recovered liquid present. The automatic shutoff feature eliminates the need for continuous air supply, which helps to preserve the life of the pump and lowers energy costs. This skimmer will lower energy costs, lower hydrocarbon disposal costs, effectively remove free floating hydrocarbons from groundwater, and maintain a long service life with little maintenance required.
Contact an Abanaki sales rep today or browse our site to learn more about our newest addition to our vast oil skimming/remediation line!
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There are many things that need to be taken into consideration when buying and using an oil skimmer. Undersizing your skimmer, using the wrong skimming material, or buying from the wrong vendor are all things that can lead to a bigger mess. Read through our ’7 Deadly Sins of Oil Skimmer Selection’ guide and learn about all of the dangers to avoid. If you still have questions, contact one of our sales reps and they will get you squared away with the perfect skimmer for your particular application!
Abanaki recently published an infographic demonstrating how our oil skimming technologies are an environmentally safe and low-cost method to recycle your used oil. Learn more about how the Model 8 Belt Oil Skimmer and the rest of our products can assist you in recycling your used oil. Additionally, learn how beneficial it is to recycle used oil. Download and share this infographic now!
The Oil Viper tube oil skimmer can be used in wastewater applications that are shallow in depth. The Oil Viper tube oil skimmer is a great fit where a belt skimmer is too big. Due to the sleek design of the Oil Viper tube oil skimmer it can skim in just inches of water compared to a belt skimmer which could need one to two feet of water to skim from. The Oil Viper tube oil skimmer works off the same principle of the belt skimmer, the tube breaks the surface tension of the water, the oil is then collected and skimmed off by its unique wipe clean design. Two tube materials are available, the standard tube is great in a wide variety of applications; the high temperature tube is best suited for high temperature or caustic applications. See the Oil Viper tube oil skimmer in action!
Many of the machining centers built today have limited access to the coolant sump. This presents an interesting challenge to plant maintenance personnel on how to remove the oil from the coolant sump in their machine. They need a small solution to a big problem; a tube skimmer like the Tubetastic is the perfect fit. The tube skimmer has a small footprint and an even smaller mounting arrangement. There is a small lip on the front of the tube skimmer that allows you to easily mount the skimmer on even the most limited-access tank. The tube skimmer has an oleophilic tube that snakes into your machining center and removes the oil from your coolant. Keeping coolant clean is important in reducing shop odors and will make coolant last longer. See how the Tubetastic tube skimmer works in this animated demonstration.
Written By: Cole Solberg
Customers often wonder when to use a belt skimmer and when to use a tube skimmer. The different styles are actually useful for many of the same jobs. The two options work in the same way. Both belt skimmers and tube skimmers collect oil at the point the belt/tube is touching the liquid. In applications where there is limited access from directly overhead, a tube skimmer would be the more ideal option. On the other hand, there are some applications that will show better pickup rates from utilizing belt skimmers. If you are unsure as to which material would best suit your particular application, contact an Abanaki sales rep today for assistance!
Written By: John Logar
Abanaki Corporation will be attending this year’s IMTS! We invite you to visit us at booth E-5855 and meet with Abanaki’s sales representatives John, Jim, and Cole who will be there to answer any inquiries you may have about oil skimming technologies. At our booth you will have the chance to see a variety of our skimmers in action. Our TubeTastic!, Mighty Mini SST, and Tote-It will be on display for live demonstrations. Stop by to discuss how our skimmers can be applied to fit your facility’s oil skimming needs. Our knowledgeable sales reps will be standing by with information on our Oil Skimmers, Mixers, and Vacuum Systems and will suggest the right skimmer for your application. We wish you the best for IMTS 2012!
Written By: John Logar
A large Northwest manufacturing company was having issues reaching its discharge compliance levels. The facility tried exploring different options to lower its PPM of oil discharge, but none of them produced the necessary results. The company reached out to Abanaki Corporation for help. Abanaki suggested that the facility try utilizing the Model 8 Oil Grabber to assist in removing the oil in its wastewater. For two years now the Model 8 has helped the company maintain its compliance levels the city had set forth. Call an Abanaki sales representative today for more information about the Model 8, or any of the other products from the Abanaki line, for a cost effective and low maintenance solution to removing unwanted oils.
To commemorate Earth Day 2012, Abanaki made a monetary donation to the non-profit group WaterAid. A portion of all oil skimmer and oil belt skimmer sales from April 22 through May 31 was donated to support WaterAid’s efforts in improving the access to clean and safe drinking water for those in some of the world’s poorest communities. Unfortunately, an estimated 3,000 children die every day due to water-related diseases. WaterAid has successfully helped to improve the lives of roughly 16 million people worldwide through hygiene education and improving the access to clean and safe water.
Abanaki would like to thank our customers for their oil skimmer and oil belt skimmer purchases during our Earth Day campaign. We truly appreciate your joining us in this very worthy cause. Together we can make a difference.
For more information about WaterAid visit. www.wateraid.org
Written By: Jim Linaburg
Sometimes there are situations where your oil skimmer will collect water. If you are running your skimmer 24/7 and the tank or pit runs out of oil, your skimmer will pick up whatever is remaing in the tank, and most of the time that will be water or coolant. There is a way to prevent this and that is by utilizing an oil water sperator/concentrator in conjuction with your oil skimmer. The oil water conentrator attaches to the skimmer and helps in further separating the water/coolant from your oil. This unit is placed on the back of the skimmer. The skimmed material is drained into the concentrator and then it separates the water from oil. You can then drain the water back into the tank or well through one hose, and the oil drains from another. So, next time you’re wondering how to increase the efficiency of your oil skimmer, take a look at the oil water concentrator to help solve your dilemma.