A newsletter for customers and friends of Abanaki Corporation, the world's leading oil skimming company.

In This Issue

Advantages of Using an Oil Skimmer in the Machine Shop
The use of an oil skimmer in the machine shop setting holds many benefits. Extending coolant and tool life, reducing coolant disposal costs, eliminating “rotten egg” odor and putting an end to smoky workplace issues are a few of the many advantages an oil skimmer can provide.Read this complete article.

Oil removal from water using a skimmer

Buy a Skimmer—Plant a Tree

Help Restore and Protect Forests in America and Abroad

Abanaki cares about the environment and the great need to restore and protect our forests. Beginning February 1, 2012 through February 29, 2012, for each oil skimmer sold, Abanaki will donate a portion of each sale so that a tree can be planted through American Forests’ Global ReLeaf restoration program. This organization, which was founded in 1875, plants native trees to restore damaged forest ecosystems in the United States and abroad. To date, American Forests has planted nearly 40 million Global ReLeaf trees in over 600 projects. These trees will provide clean air, enhance water quality, expand wildlife habitat and remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Learn more at

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Abanaki Model 8 Oil Grabber Skimmer

Abanaki's Mini Oil Skimmer

Oil Viper Tube Skimmer from Abanaki

Well monitoring oil skimmer from Abanaki
Oil Grabber® Model
8 Oil Skimmer
Great for sumps! A versatile belt oil skimmer. Oil skimming
is the lowest-cost way to remove oil from water.
Mighty Mini SST® Belt Oil Skimmer

The ideal solution to remove unwanted tramp oil in coolants & parts washers! Weighs only 7 pounds, use it almost anywhere…even through a 2″ dia. bunghole in a drum.

Oil Viper Tube Oil Skimmer 
A tube-style oil skimmer great for outdoor pits with shallow water levels. Unique Clean Wipe™ design speeds oil removal.

PetroXtractor® Belt Oil Skimmer 
Great for sumps! A versatile belt oil skimmer. Oil skimming
is the lowest-cost way to remove oil from water.
Contact your Abanaki representative today by e-mail at, or call in the U.S. 1-800-358-SKIM or in the U.K. +01179 616679 to answer your questions and assist you with replacement parts or new products.

Free Resources:

Oil Skimming 102:

Tutorial Shows How to Select the Right Oil SkimmerSequel to the popular video “Oil Skimming 101” covers choosing the right skimmer, understanding how skimmers vary, and how to size.

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Abanaki Oil Skimmer Facts Handbook

Abanaki Corporation, the world leader in oil skimming and coolant maintenance products, announces the
updated edition of its Oil Skimmer Facts Handbook for solving oil removal problems. This handbook offers expanded information about oil skimming principles, applications, technologies, installation tips, and how to select and size an oil skimmer.

An electronic version of Abanaki’s Oil Skimmer Facts Handbook is a handy resource for environmental engineers, plant maintenance personnel, wastewater treatment engineers, manufacturing engineers and related professionals looking for a solution to their oil contamination problems.

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Apple iPad 2 Contest Winner

Congratulations to .. .David Petersonfrom David M. Peterson, PE, PC of Concord Township, Ohio a Professional Engineering Corporation Specializing in Environmental SolutionsIn our November issue of Skimmings, David entered our drawing for an Apple iPad 2 when he requested our Oil Skimming Facts Handbook. We hope you are enjoying your new iPad 2 and Oil Skimming Facts Handbook, David!
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Meet…John Logar, Abanaki’s Sales Manager

How long have you been part of the Abanaki team?

11 Years

What’s the one problem you are best at solving for your clients?

I specialize in finding solutions for customers with oil discharge problems helping them to get into compliance with the EPA.

What most excites you about your work and the contribution you can make?

I enjoy working with a good group of people and having the ability to help find environmental solutions to our customers needs. Keeping our world clean.

What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend on a Sunday afternoon?

With my wife and son.

What are your favorite sports teams?

Ohio State, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns

Ask Skimmerman
, and your question will be answered in an e-mail message. Read below to see Skimmerman’s answers to other questions.


My CNC machine only has a thin slit on the coolant tank and that’s the only access to the oil on my coolant. How can I remove this oil?

Skimmerman answers:

Sometimes there will be limited options on how to skim oil off your coolant. In cases where you can only reach down through a slit, then disk skimmers may be your best option. These units work with the same principle as the belt skimmers. Instead of a belt reaching down, there is a ½” disk that rotates
into the coolant and skims off the oil to be removed with wipers.

From Max:

Is there a test that I can do to see if a skimmer will pick up my oil?

Skimmerman answers:

Yes. The simplest way to test if your oils will be picked up by the skimmer is to stick a PVC pipe or steel rule in the water where the contaminated oil is located and pull it out. The oil that sticks to the pipe or rule indicates that an Abanaki oil skimmer will work in the application. Call 1-800-358-SKIM to speak with one of our technical sales representatives to specify the proper oil skimmer for your
particular application.

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 “Making it Easy to Clean Our World®”, Abanaki addresses pollution in industry through low total cost of ownership, constant innovation, and environmental stewardship.
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Phone (440) 543-7400
Toll Free (800) 358-SKIM
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Woodland Way • Kingswood • Bristol
BS15 1AW
United Kingdom
Phone +01179 616679
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