Abanaki Oil Skimmer Belt Goes to Great Lengths to Clean Up Oil

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Cleveland, Ohio, December 9, 2011Abanaki Corporation recently installed a PetroXtractor Oil Skimmer equipped with the longest operating oil skimmer belt at a remote train depot located in Northern British Columbia. The Looped Fuzzy Belt™, which measures over 200 feet in length, drops into a monitoring well to remove weathered diesel.

The Canadian railway industry has been forced to downsize operations in recent times due to less expensive methods of moving freight to the far North. The result has been the closing of many remote train depots that once serviced the mining and hydro-power industries. After decades of constant activity, many of these depots contaminated the local groundwater. To maintain the pristine wilderness, the railways sought a solution to clean the contaminated groundwater and approached Abanaki Corporation for an environmentally responsible solution.

Abanaki’s PetroXtractor provides efficient and cost-effective remediation of groundwater contaminated by oil using existing recovery and monitoring wells. The oil skimmer wiper blades scrape oil from the belt and discharge it into an oil concentrator, a small gravity separator that removes any trace water from the skimmed oil. The waste oil flows out of the concentrator into a transfer tank where a pump activated by float switches sends the oil to a customer-provided waste oil vessel.

Looped Fuzzy Belt™

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, groundwater and industrial effluent. Belt, tube and disk oil 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, and with an office in the UK, 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 “Making it easy to Clean Our World®”, Abanaki addresses pollution in industry through low total cost of ownership, constant innovation, and environmental stewardship.

For more information, call (440) 543-7400, (800) 358-SKIM (7546), or e-mail: See the full line of Abanaki products at

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