Remove Oil From Water

Imagine tackling your greatest production challenge quickly, easily and inexpensively. Now imagine tackling your greatest production challenge quickly, easily and inexpensively – and even generating a profit while doing so.

For businesses and industries that deal with oil separation and removal, the solution does not need to be expensive or inefficient.

In fact, the answer may be simpler than you think.

In the white paper:

  • When oil is a problem
  • Approaches to oil/water separation
  • Methods of removing oil
  • Types of oil skimmers
  • Free-floating tube skimmer
  • Environmental considerations

Where water is used extensively at some point along the production process, either in cooling machinery, washing down equipment or playing a crucial part in manufacturing, problems occur when it comes in contact with oil. Regardless of whether a facility reuses the water or sends it to a treatment plant, oil has to be removed from water to meet wastewater treatment requirements.

However, many facilities often find they are not equipped to adequately remove oil from wastewater – posing significant concerns in meeting necessary wastewater regulations. To tackle the challenges of removing surface oil from water, while alleviating these environmental concerns, facilities should opt for a complete oil removal solution that consists of oil/water separation and oil skimming.

Oil skimmers bridge separation and removal

To successfully remove separated oil from oil/water separators, pits, tanks, or sumps, facilities often look to oil skimmers for the easiest and most efficient and effective oil removal.

While there are several oil removal methods and services available, such as use of absorbent pads or vacuum trucks, in the long run, oil skimming will almost always deliver the best return-on-investment. However, when considering oil skimmers, it’s important to note that there are various types, including tube skimmers, drum skimmers, belt skimmers and disk skimmers. And, not all oil skimmers are created equal. The oil skimming solution that most often stands apart from the rest when it comes to ease of use, cost, efficiency and effectiveness of oil removal is the Brill® tube-type oil skimming system.

Tube-type oil skimming systems deliver higher ROI, greater operational efficiency

With a number of significant benefits over other types of skimmers, Brill® tube-type skimmers are designed to attract floating oil to the outside of a floating tube. As the tube is drawn across the surface of the fluid and through a set of ceramic scrapers, oil is removed and gravity-drained into a collection tank. There is no fixed path as there are with other types of skimmers, and all working parts are out of the water for safe, easy access and minimal maintenance. The tube floats freely around debris and easily adjusts to fluctuating water levels.

With the continuous movement of the floating tube, more oil is attracted to the tube for faster, more complete oil removal. Brill® tube-type oil skimmers from Oil Skimmers, Inc. can operate 24/7 with minimal maintenance or supervision, and can be customized to fit any application.

More Information on Oil Skimmers, Inc.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016, for five decades, Oil Skimmers, Inc. has provided oil skimming systems for more than 25,000 applications around the world. Oil Skimmers, Inc. is a leader in delivering oil removal solutions for even the most diverse and demanding applications. The company’s oil skimming systems are custom engineered per each individual facility’s needs and range from basic to complex. Easy, efficient, maintenance-free and effective, oil skimming systems from Oil Skimmers, Inc. guarantee the very best in oil skimming technology.

Download the white paper, “The Challenge of Removing Surface (Free-Floating) Oil” at , or email or call 1-800-200-4603.


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