Abanaki Oil Skimmers - Skimmings E-Newsletter

August 2014 |  A Newsletter for Customers and Friends of Abanaki Corporation

In This Issue:

Abanaki Releases Smallest Coolant Skimmer Yet!  

The Ultra-Mini is the smallest skimmer in the Abanaki product line, weighing only 2.2 pounds. This skimmer can be used with 12/24v power, allowing it to be wired directly into the machining center control panels or plugged into an 110v wall outlet. See more info here.

Abanaki Releases New Oil Skimmer Belt Selection Guide   

This new informational guide offers detailed information on how to size a belt for each of Abanaki’s oil skimmers, the operating specifications for each belt, tube, and disc material, how to select the right belt material for your application, and more. Get your copy now.

Oil Grabber Oil Skimmer for Steel Mills    

Each week, WCI Steel uses 200 gallons of grease on a roll out table to keep steel slabs from rolling off the caster. Much of this grease is washed into a 40,000 gallon outdoor interceptor pit by cooling water sprayed on the newly poured slabs. If grease isn’t removed before filtering, the system’s sand bed quickly becomes clogged. Read more.

Groundwater Remediation System Cleans Up Oil Spill 

A customer in TX was recently in some hot water with the local municipal water department. Due to excessive rains near the coast of Texas, the water levels have been higher than usual. The company fills storage tanks with diesel at its facility. However one day the tanks were overfilled and instead of going into the ground, they diesel dispersed out via the high rain water and into the local municipal water stations. Read more.


Oil Viper

Oil Skimmer Product Highlights Oil Skimmers: the lowest cost method of removing oil from water  

Oil Viper Tube Skimmer  Mighty Mini SST Compact design allows this tube skimmer to fit in almost any tank/pit! Unique wiping system allows for more effective oil skimming. • Watch animation.

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. •Watch animation.

Grease Grabber® Belt Oil Skimmer Oil Grabber® Model 4 Belt Oil Skimmer Efficient Removal of Floating Grease and Heavy Oil! A versatile belt oil skimmer. Ideal for removal of floating oil and other hydrocarbon liquids from harsh conditions. Removal rates of up to 160 gph.• Watch animation.

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

How Does a Well Oil Skimmer Work?

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.Watch the demo now

Will Your Oil Pick Up?




Ask Skimmerman your questions and they will be answered in an email.

Read below to see Skimmerman’s answers to other questions.

George Perkins asked: I have a Tote It oil skimmer with a cr steel belt. Is there supposed to be a bearing inside the lower pulley?

Skimmerman says: The cr steel belts are actually driven by the upper magnetic drive pulley. The lower tail pulley functions by “floating” on the axle and stainless steel washer provided; applying weight on the belt and keeping it in place. No bearing is needed.

Pierre McKenzie Asked: I have a need to recover #6 fuel oil from fractured bedrock. We are proposing to install a 12–inch diameter recovery well, 40 feet deep, cased from surface to 16 feet (soil/bedrock interface) open borehole to depth. GW at 18 FBG. Which system do you recommend? My experience with skimmers is that they don’t function well in #6. Wipers don’t tend to clean off the oil, especially during cold weather.

Skimmerman Says: I recommend a 4″ PetroXtractor with the standard Polymer belt, heated troughs, 24–hour timer, tail pulley support rods and drum shutoff switch. The Polymer belt retains a minute amount of oil that actually helps draw the oil in the well to the belt on subsequent passes. The heated troughs help maintain discharge flow and the tail pulley support rods keeps the tail pulley from becoming neutrally buoyant in the viscous oil. While it is true that during cold weather #6 fuel oil does get quite viscous, it should not be a problem to wipe off of the belt. If too much is being left on the belt, adding enough heat to keep the unit above the freezing mark should solve the problem.

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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