Oil skimmers are like a pair of shoes. Choosing the wrong one will result in a painful experience. Pick the right one and you have a friend that will be with you, working hard, for a long time. Let’s start by looking at removal rates.
What is the maximum amount of oil to be removed, and the shortest period of time available to do it? Capacity should be based on the maximum amount of oil to be removed within the shortest available time.
Oil Skimmer Belt, Tube, and Disk type
Capacity is not affected by length. Choose a length that: assures contact with the liquid at its lowest level; allows easy mounting of the oil skimmer where oil discharge is convenient; and has good access for routine service. Abanaki’s ability to supply oil skimmers with long belts, and lift skimmed oil well over 100 feet with no loss in capacity or efficiency, is important to many users.
- Corrosion Resistant Belt Series
- Elastomeric Belt Series
- LFO “Fuzzy” Polymer Belt
Abanaki offers 4 wiper blade materials for a variety of operating environments. The standard is Nitrile (also known as Buna-N), which is appropriate for about 80% of all applications.
All Abanaki oil skimmers are designed with standard, industrially rated, continuous duty motors and fully enclosed speed reducing drives. Most of these oil skimmers can be specified with the following motor options:
- Any standard or exceptional electrical requirement
- Explosion proof
- Drip proof
- Dirty duty
- Food service
- Wash down duty
- DC motors
- ATEX/European motors
Abanaki oil skimmers offers various options to adapt to different applications. Some of the most common options are listed below:
Understanding and choosing an appropriate oil skimmers components can be difficult. If you are faced with an unusual requirement, contact us about the availability of special motors, controls and drive components.