SKIMMINGS – April 2014 

A Newsletter for Customers and Friends of Abanaki Corporation

Abanaki and Pollution Engineering Magazine Sponsor “Engineers Without Borders” Chapter


Abanaki Corporation partnership with Pollution Engineering magazine, have become sponsors of the Engineers Without Borders student-run organization
located at Case Western Reserve University. EWB-Case was established in 2003 and is part of the larger worldwide group that was founded on the simple idea that every human being worldwide should have access to clean water and sanitary living conditions. The group comes together to engineer ideas and solutions for those who live in poor communities around the world. EWB has traveled to several countries and implemented sustainable engineering projects for the disadvantaged communities they visit.

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NEW Interactive Oil Skimmer Selection Guide

Abanaki’s new interactive oil skimmer selection guide has made selecting the right oil skimmer easier than ever! The grid will find the appropriate size, belt material, and oil removal capacity, with quick links that connect to more detailed performance specifications.

Industrial Wastewater Treatment Relies on Model 4

Our belt oil skimmers are used in industrial wastewater treatment applications quite frequently. An international manufacturer in the power transmission industry has been using our Model 4 belt oil skimmer as part of its manufacturing process for more than 2 years.

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Machine Center Skimmer Solves Two Problems in One Application

Recently, a US automotive parts engineering facility contacted Abanaki Corporation about two issues it was having at its plant. The first issue
the company was facing was the high costs of constantly needing to replace its coolant, due to oil contamination. They wanted a way to
separate the oil from the coolant in hopes of being able to reuse the coolant and cut down coolant disposal costs. The second issue was removing
the oil from the wastewater recovery trenches. The plant manager contacted Abanaki salesman John Logar hoping Abanaki would have a machine
center skimmer to solve both of the problems.

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Oil Viper
Oil Viper

Mighty Mini SST
Ideal for industrial or food processing tanks!
A tube-style oil skimmer great for outdoor pits with shallow water levels. Unique Clean Wipe™ design speeds oil removal.
• See Animated Demo and Product Info Page.

Affordable for all businesses!
The ideal solution to remove unwanted
tramp oil in coolants & parts washers!
Compact size allows it to be utilized anywhere.
Can remove 1 to 2 gallons of medium weight oil per hour.
• See Animated Demo and Product Info Page.


Belt Oil Skimmer

Oil Grabber® Model 4
Belt Oil Skimmer
Great for sumps!
A versatile belt oil skimmer.
Ideal for removal of floating oil and other hydrocarbon
liquids from existing remediation or monitoring wells.
Solar option available!
• See Animated Demo and Product Info Page.

Easy installation!
Rugged construction for harsh conditions!
Easy mounting and fast cleaning; minimal
maintenance required. Maintains oil skimming efficiency
with fluctuating fluid levels.
• See Product Video and Product Info Page.


These Abanaki Products Come With a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee and 24-Hour Shipping


See the Rugged Model 8 in Action!

A versatile belt oil skimmer. Oil skimming is the lowest cost way to remove oil from water. Utilizing a continuous belt and wiper system, the Model 8 can remove up to 40 gallons of oil per hour from the fluid surface. Fast cleaning and easy maintenance.

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Resources: Belt Selection Test Kit and Solutions Sourcebook

Will your oil pick up?
The Skimming Material Test Kit will include belt and tube sample materials that you can use to test their effectiveness at your location.  We will send you sample materials which may include fuzzy, steel, poly, and elastomer belts, and/or collector tubes for standard and high temperature applications.

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Coolant Maintenance Infographic

Recycling coolant is not as readily accessible as aluminum, steel, paper, and glass. Our new infographic demonstrates how Abanaki coolant skimmers can be used as an environmentally safe and low cost option for coolant recycling. See all the benefits now.

Launch Infographic!

Oil Skimmer Facts Handbook *Updated*

The industry’s most complete handbook on how to select and size an oil skimmer for your application. This handbook contains information on all aspects of oil skimmer application. Receive your copy now!

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Ask Skimmerman your questions and they will be answered in an email. Read below to see Skimmerman’s answers to other questions.

Christopher Hollis asked:
My belt is slipping on my Mighty Mini, how can I fix it?

Skimmerman says:
Check to make sure there are no obstructions on the belt as it passes through the wipers. Check to make sure that the tail pulley (bottom roller) turns freely and is free from obstruction. Sometimes the coolant/oil combination in the application can be extremely slippery, making the belt slip. Try adding a 1/2″ spacer between the stabilizer bar spring and the mounting base plate to provide extra tension on the belt. The added resistance should keep the belt from slipping.

Paul Edwards Asked:
How can I check to see if the oil I need removed will adhere to your belt materials?

Skimmerman Says:
Abanaki has various belt materials that give customers the best pickup rates possible; an easy test to see what belt material is the most effective is to simply take a piece of PVC and/or metal pipe and run it through the oil that is floating on the surface. If the oil sticks to either one or both, then we know our belt materials will work as well.

About Abanaki – 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. Today, under the corporate motto “Clean Our World®”, Abanaki addresses pollution industry through low total cost of ownership, constant innovation, and environmental stewardship. 

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