March 2015 |  A Newsletter for Customers and Friends of Abanaki Corporation In This Issue:

Abanaki Releases ChillyBox™ Panel Chiller 

The Abanaki Coolescer is a must for any machine shop dealing with machine tool coolant. This unit will extend CNC coolant life, reduce disposal costs, eliminate down time, improve tool life and help prevent dermatitis. The ChipStop Filter collects any particulate, resulting in a cleaner coolant. See more info here.





Wastewater Recycling with Oil Skimmers  

As large generators of oily wastewater tighten effluent controls, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is targeting smaller generators. Some of the firms receiving their attention are smaller manufacturing plants, automotive garages, mobile equipment service shops and truck farms. Many of these firms do not have access to a sanitary sewer system that will accept oily wastewater. Because disposal in storm sewers also is prohibited, they frequently use injection wells, septic system drainfields, dry wells and ground pits to dispose of oily wastewater; one EPA concern is that oily wastewater will find its way into an underground aquifer that is a source of drinking water. Continue reading article.

Oil Skimmer Blog: Machine Shop Finally Keeps Coolant Clean

A machine shop outside of the US was having difficulty keeping its coolant clean. The shop owners were continuously getting tramp cutting oil in the coolant reservoir, despite the efforts made to prevent that from happening. Coolant is costly to replace and dirty coolant has to be changed out regularly. If dirty coolant is kept in a machining process, numerous things will start to go wrong. First, a foul rotten-egg odor will develop due to bacterial buildup in the coolant. Read more.

Oil Grabber® Model 8 Oil Skimmer Cost-Effective, Durable Oil Skimmer!

The Abanaki Model 8 Oil Grabber is a dependable and effective means of removing oil from water and water-base solutions. It utilizes a continuous belt and wiper to remove up to 40 gallons of oil per hour from the fluid surface. The belt, operating on a motor and pulley system, runs through contaminated liquid to pick up oil from the surface. A single unit elevates and separates oil, lifts oil any distance without the need of expensive pumps, and maintains oil skimming efficiency with fluctuating fluid level. See the Model 8 in action

Oil Skimmer Product Highlights

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

TubeTastic!™ Tube Oil Skimmer

Can skim oil from machine centers that are totally enclosed. This tube oil skimmer can be used on machining centers with little or no access to the CNC coolant sump from above. It can be mounted virtually anywhere through a machine slot or at the top of a tank. Watch animation.

PetroXtractor® 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! Watch animation.

Grease Grabber® 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.

Contact your Abanaki representative today to answer your questions, assist you with replacement parts, or for information on new products.

Free Resources

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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Understanding the Impact of Used Oil Recycling Infographic

Currently our recycling infrastructure for aluminum, steel, paper and glass is readily accessible however used oil recycling is not. With only a small fraction of the world currently participating in used oil recycling, our new infographic demonstrates how using an Abanaki oil skimmer as an environmentally safe and low cost option can make a monumental impact around the globe.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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