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Abanaki Grease Grabber® Oil Skimmer Provides Lowest-Cost Method for Removing Grease from Steel Mill Wastewater

Cleveland, Ohio, October 7, 2010 — Abanaki Corporation offers the Grease Grabber® oil skimmer specially designed for the harsh conditions of the steel making industry where heavy greases and oils accumulate in the steel-mill scale pit. The Grease Grabber® is the most economical method of used oil removal from steel mill wastewater and recirculating water systems, eliminating the cost of sucker truck disposal and protecting expensive sand filtration systems.

Abanaki’s patented oil skimmer system provides a continuously operating belt and wiper that can remove up to 160 gallons per hour of grease and oil. The belt makes use of the differences in specific gravity and surface tension between oil and water, attracting grease as the belt passes through the surface of the water and discharging it into tramp waste containers.

Unlike traditional oil skimmers, the Grease Grabber oil skimmer is designed particularly for the demanding outdoor environment of the scale pit, where heavy loads of grease and oil accumulate. To handle this kind of used oil removal, even at freezing temperatures, the Grease Grabber uses an oil-filled gear reducer having bronze gears and ball bearings to drive pressure rolls with tractor treads that rotate the belt. This heavy-duty drive train will elevate skimmed grease more than 100 feet. A heated hopper keeps grease flowing in cold outdoor temperatures. If grease mats on the water surface, an optional MatBuster™ agitator is available.

The ruggedly simple belt-and-motor approach is proven to operate unattended and reliably for decades with little maintenance. The motor, reducer, corrosion-resistant materials, and powder-coated finish give the unit exceptionally long life.

The Grease Grabber oil skimmer features a variety of advantages:

  • Elevates and removes up to 160 gph of grease over 100 ft. without pumps
  • Reduces fluid disposal costs
  • Helps meet government requirements for water discharge
  • Protects expensive sand filtration systems
  • Operates in freezing temperatures
  • Occupies only 2 ½’ X 1′ of tank space (71.12cm x 22.86cm)
  • Maintains skimming efficiency with fluctuating fluid level
  • Fast set-up, easy cleaning, and minimal maintenance
  • Effectively operates in turbulent liquids


For more information about the Grease Grabber oil skimmer, or to see a video demonstration, visit www.abanaki.com/123.About Abanaki Corporation: Abanaki, the world leader in oil skimmer products, manufactures a wide range of products to remove oils, greases, solvents, and related hydrocarbons from water. Belt and Tube skimmer models are available with removal rates ranging from 1 to 200 gallons per hour in both stationary and portable systems. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Abanaki has served a global customer base in industries as diverse as iron and steel, wastewater, paper, food processing, automotive, environmental remediation and recycling for more than 40 years. Today, under the corporate motto “Clean Our World™,” Abanaki continues to address pollution in industry through innovation, customer commitment, and environmental stewardship within its own operations.

For more information about Abanaki products, call your sales representative at (440) 543-7400 or (800) 358-SKIM (7546), or e-mail: info@abanaki.com. See the full-line of Abanaki products and services online and watch the new product videos at www.abanaki.com.

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