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Why would I need an oil skimmer? See Abanaki at CARS 2020

Abanaki will be exhibiting at CARS 2020 and will be demonstrating the effectiveness of an oil skimmer.

Why would I need an oil skimmer? See Abanaki at CARS 2020

 

All yards have interceptors fitted to prevent oils escaping, but what do you do about removing that oil?

There are a number of options here. You can use a waste disposal company to regularly suck out your interceptors, or you could scoop out that build up with a homemade device such as a saucepan with a long handle, but there is another option … and that is to use an oil skimmer.

Abanaki will be exhibiting at CARS and will demonstrate just how effective an oil skimmer is. There are some big benefits here. The oil you skim off can be sold. It’s easy to operate and a lot cleaner than messing about trying to remove the oil with various containers and let’s face it, none of us like paying waste disposal costs. Many vehicle dismantlers have now installed Abanaki oil skimmers to handle their interceptor cleaning and I haven’t heard of anyone going back to what they were doing before.

How they work

The oil skimmers make use of a continuous belt and wipers to remove up to 750 Litres of oil per hour from a fluid’s surface. The belt, working on a motor and pulley system, runs through the contaminated liquid to pick up oil from the surface. After travelling over the head pulley, the belt passes through tandem wiper blades where oil is scraped off both sides of the belt and discharged. The tail pulley has flanges which allow it to roll freely on the inside of the belt without becoming dislodged.

It requires no bearings and does not need to be fastened to the tank. If turbulent conditions exist, an optional ether and cage assembly prevent the tail pulley from being dislodged. The power supply shouldn’t be an issue as the skimmer can use mains, 24v battery or even a generator.

If you would like to find out more, visit Abanaki’s website www.abanaki.co.uk  or call them on 01179 616 679.

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