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INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

Maximum Oil Removal, Minimal Environmental Impact

If Environmental Compliance or guilt isn't enough inspiration to remove unwanted oils from water and coolant try incentives like improved quality of finished product, lower waste costs, increased coolant life, reduced chemical usage or new revenue sources!

You well know that surface oil on manufactured components is a detriment to high quality in the finishing process. Removing the oil in advance increases quality and saves money through higher efficiency. Lower your waste costs by removing oil from coolant - this extends coolant life while reducing the frequency of change-outs. Water Treatment is enhanced and costs reduced with diminished chemical usage requirements as their effectiveness increases with the removal of Free Oils. You may even find a use for the oils you collect. If not, there's a market out there for oils that can be refined and reused which will reduce your disposal costs.

Industrial Oil Skimmers from Abanaki® are designed and customized for all applications under any conditions in all industries. And with thousands of satisfied customers around the world you can be sure there's a perfect Abanaki® skimmer to solve your oil/water separation needs.


INDUSTRIAL Solutions

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  • Tote-It® Oil Skimmer
  • Tote-ItThe Tote-It®'s patented design is a dependable and effective means of removing oil from water. The single assembly unit can be used in any application where 115 VAC, 60 Hz power is available.

    The Tote-It® utilizes a continuous belt and wiper to remove up to 12 gallons (45 litres) of oil per hour from the fluid surface. The belt operates on a motor and pulley system attached to a stabilizer bar that is immersed in the contaminated liquid. After traveling over the head pulley, the belt passes through tandem wiper blades where oil is scraped off both sides of the belt, and discharged through a 1-1/4 in. (3.175cm) ID hose. The tail pulley has flanges which allow it to roll freely on the inside of the belt without becoming dislodged. It does not need to be fastened to the tank.

    Oil skimming makes use of the differences in specific gravity and surface tension between oil and water. These physical characteristics allow the belt to attract oil and other hydrocarbon liquids from the surface of the fluid.

    The Tote-It® is especially well suited for parts washing and machining center applications. By removing surface oil from a wash tank, the parts will not be recontaminated as they are withdrawn. Removing tramp oil from a coolant tank prevents excessive smoke and fumes due to oil burning during cutting operations. It also reduces bacteria growth in the tank, along with the resulting odor.

    Where to Use It

    The Tote-It® is designed for those applications where multiple tanks can take advantage of a single portable unit. It also can be used in permanent installations with limited access areas, such as small parts washers and machining center coolant tanks. Typical applications include:

    • Wastewater sumps
    • Parts washers
    • Coolant systems
    • Heat treating fluids
    • Food processing plants
    • Parking lots, garages, and service facilities
    • Aircraft service areas and tarmac runoff
    • Truck, locomotive, and other mobile equipment washing facilities
    • Marine Vessel Bilgewater Applications

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  • Model 4 Oil Grabber® Oil Skimmer
  • Model 4 Oil GrabberThe Abanaki® Model 4 Oil Grabber® is a dependable and effective means of removing oil from water and water-base solutions. Often, skimming by itself will reduce oil to an acceptable level of water purity. Depending on the characteristics of the liquid, it is possible for the Model 4 alone to reduce oil content to less than five parts per million in water. The unit can be used as a pretreatment before filtration, and in conjunction with coalescing systems.

    The Model 4 utilizes a continuous belt and wiper to remove up to 20 gallons (75 litres) 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. After traveling 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 tether and cage assembly prevents the tail pulley from being dislodged.

    Oil skimming makes use of the differences in specific gravity and surface tension between oil and water. These physical characteristics allow the belt to attract oil and other hydrocarbon liquids from the surface of the fluid. The Model 4 can be used in tanks with depths as shallow as one foot, or as deep as 100 feet (30 metres).

    Typical Applications

    The Model 4 is designed for those applications where other models provide excess capacity, or physically will not fit. From a mere shimmer on top of water to a heavy oil slick, the Model 4 performs efficiently, removing up to 20 gallons (75 litres) of oil per hour.

    • Wastewater sumps
    • Parts washers
    • Coolant systems
    • Heat treating fluids
    • Food processing plants
    • Parking lots, garages, and service facilities
    • Outdoor ponds, lakes, and basins
    • Underground tanks
    • Aircraft service areas and tarmac runoff
    • Truck, locomotive, and other mobile equipment washing facilities

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  • Model 8 Oil Grabber® Oil Skimmer
  • Model 8 Oil GrabberThe Abanaki® Model 8 Oil Grabber® is a dependable and effective means of removing oil from water and water-base solutions. Often, skimming by itself will reduce oil to an acceptable level of water purity. Depending on the characteristics of the liquid, it is possible for the Model 8 alone to reduce oil content to less than five parts per million in water. The unit can be used as a pretreatment before filtration, and in conjunction with coalescing systems.

    The Model 8 utilizes a continuous belt and wiper to remove up to 40 gallons (150 litres) 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. After traveling 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 tether and cage assembly prevents the tail pulley from being dislodged.

    Oil skimming makes use of the differences in specific gravity and surface tension between oil and water. These physical characteristics allow the belt to attract oil and other hydrocarbon liquids from the surface of the fluid. The Model 8 can be used in tanks with depths as shallow as one foot, or as deep as 100 feet (30 metres).

    Typical Applications

    The Model 8 is the most widely used Abanaki® skimmer. Its size and removal capacity make it suitable for most applications. From a mere shimmer on top of water to a heavy oil slick, the Model 8 performs efficiently, removing up to 40 gallons (150 litres) of oil per hour.

    • Wastewater sumps
    • Parts washers
    • Coolant systems
    • Heat treating fluids
    • Food processing plants
    • Parking lots, garages, and service facilities
    • Outdoor ponds, lakes, and basins
    • Underground tanks
    • Aircraft service areas and tarmac runoff
    • Truck, locomotive, and other mobile equipment washing facilities

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  • Oil Grabber® MB Oil Skimmer
  • Oil Grabber MBThe Abanaki® Model MB Oil Grabber® is a dependable and effective means of removing oil from water and water-base solutions. Often, skimming by itself will reduce oil to an acceptable level of water purity. Depending on the characteristics of the liquid, it is possible for the Model MB alone to reduce oil content to less than five parts per million in water. The unit can be used as a pretreatment before filtration, and in conjunction with a coalescing system.

    The Model MB utilizes continuous belts and wipers to remove up to 200 gallons (750 litres) of oil per hour from the fluid surface. The belts, operating on a motor and pulley system, run through contaminated liquid to pick up oil from the surface. After traveling over the head pulley, the belts pass through tandem wiper blades where oil is scraped off both sides of each belt and discharged. The tail pulleys have flanges which allow them to roll freely on the inside of the belts without becoming dislodged. These lower pulleys require no bearings and do not need to be fastened to the tank. If turbulent conditions exist, an optional tether and cage assembly prevents the tail pulleys from being dislodged.

    Oil skimming makes use of the differences in specific gravity and surface tension between oil and water. These physical characteristics allow the belts to attract oil and other hydrocarbon liquids from the surface of the fluid. The Model MB can be used in tanks with depths as shallow as one foot or as deep as 100 feet (30 metres).

    Typical Applications

    The Model MB is designed for those applications where other skimmers do not provide adequate removal capacity. Multiples of two, three, or five belts are available. From a mere shimmer on top of water to a heavy oil slick, the Model MB performs efficiently, removing up to 200 gallons (750 litres) of oil per hour.

    • Wastewater sumps
    • Coolant systems
    • Food processing plants
    • Parking lots, garages, and service facilities
    • Outdoor ponds, lakes, and basins
    • Underground tanks
    • Aircraft service areas and tarmac runoff
    • Truck, locomotive, and other mobile equipment washing facilities
  • Grease Grabber® Oil Skimmer
  • Grease GrabberThe Abanaki® Grease Grabber® is a dependable and effective means of removing floating grease and oil from water, under the most demanding conditions. The Grease Grabber® makes use of the differences in specific gravity and surface tension between oil and water. These physical characteristics allow the skimmer belt to attract grease, oil, and other hydrocarbon liquids as the belt passes through the surface of the water.

    The skimmer belt is specifically selected for your application and the Textured pinch rollers pull the belt over the idler pulley and through the angled wiper blades, where grease is removed before passing through the pinch rollers. The grease is rolled off into a heated hopper, which maintains fluidity for easy drainage through a 4" (5cm) ID discharge port. Belt tension is maintained by the weight of a free riding tail pulley. The tail pulley is tethered to the underside of the Grease Grabber® to prevent accidental loss.

    • Removes floating grease and oil from water
    • Elevates skimmed grease up to 100 feet (30 metres) for easy discharge into drums
    • Removes up to 160 gallons (600 litres) of grease per hour
    • Reduces fluid disposal costs
    • Helps meet government requirements for water discharge

    Advantages

    • Large, 160 gph (600 litres per hour), removal capacity
    • High temperature capability
    • Requires only a 28" X 9" (71.12cm x 22.86cm) mounting area
    • Maintains skimming efficiency with fluctuating fluid level
    • Fast set-up, easy cleaning, and minimal maintenance
    • Operates in turbulent liquids (with optional tail pulley, belt cage and tether assembly)

    Rugged Construction for Harsh Conditions - The construction of the Grease Grabber® has a rugged simplicity that is designed to last 20 years or longer. Belts are specifically selected for your application and can handle liquids between 32F and 212F, with pH between 3 and 13. The motor, gear reducer, and powder coated finish of the weldments give the Grease Grabber® exceptionally long life, even under the harshest conditions.

    Typical Applications

    The Grease Grabber® is designed for extremely demanding applications, such as drainage pits in primary metal mills, where heavy loads of grease and oil accumulate. To handle this kind of load, the Grease Grabber® uses an oil-filled gear reducer having bronze gears and ball bearings to drive pressure rolls with tractor treads that rotate the belt. This heavy duty drive train will elevate skimmed grease in excess of 100 feet (30 metres) for easy discharge into drums. The drive unit can be mounted on a flat surface, or on a boom that suspends the Grease Grabber® over the pit. An optional remote control switch also is available.

    • Drainage pits in primary metal mills and factories
    • Underground tanks
    • Wastewater sumps
    • Parking lots, garages, and service facilities
    • Truck, locomotive, and other mobile equipment washing facilities

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  • Oil Concentrator® Oil Decantor
  • Oil ConcentratorThe Abanaki® Oil Concentrator® provides virtually complete oil/water separation for recycling or disposal of either liquid.

    Under most operating conditions, Abanaki® skimmers pick up oil with only small traces of water. However, as surface oil is reduced to a thin layer (1.5mm thick or less), more water (or coolant) may be picked up along with the oil. When used in tandem with an oil skimmer, the Oil Concentrator® solves this problem by providing final phase separation. The result is water (or coolant) available for recycling, and virtually water-free oil for disposal.

    The Oil Concentrator® is non-electrical and contains no moving parts — it simply receives liquid directly from the skimmer. Based on the principle of gravity separation, the Oil Concentrator® tank comes in three sizes so that there is adequate dwell time for the oil and water to separate. Water discharge is through a tube that has an open end near the bottom of the Concentrator, while oil flow is through a separate drain port near the top. As additional liquid enters the Concentrator, water and oil are forced out through their respective disposal tubes.

    Installed at the discharge end of the oil skimmer, the Concentrator comes complete with mounting bracket, removable sludge screen and drain plug for easy cleaning. An optional thermostatically controlled heater is available for use with thick oils, or when the application is in freezing temperatures. (A heater should not be used in environments where explosive fumes might be present.)

    Abanaki® recommends the use of the Concentrator with all oil skimmers. It increases the efficiency of the skimmer and reduces costs associated with oil disposal. Slashes disposal costs by providing water-free oil for disposal.

    • Oil/water separation is virtually complete
    • Helps increase the recycle value of skimmed oil
    • Saves costly coolant and washing solutions from premature disposal
    • Available for all Abanaki® oil skimmers
  • Oil Viper Tube Skimmer
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    Oil ViperThe Abanaki® Oil Viper tube skimmer effectively removes floating surface oils by means of a oleophilic (oil attracting) 3/4 inch diameter continuous looped tube. The tube extends out over the surface of the tank or pit and collects the free floating oils.

    The Oil Viper is designed to remove all types of oil, making it perfect for use in any industrial or food processing industry where free floating oil is present.

    Where to use the Oil Viper

    The Oil Viper is a compact, versatile Abanaki skimmer. Its size and removal capacity make it suitable for most applications. From a mere shimmer on top of water to a heavy oil slick, the Oil Viper performs efficiently, removing up to 100 gallons of oil per hour.

    Typical Applications

    • Wastewater sumps
    • Coolant systems
    • Food processing plants
    • Parking lots, garages and service facilities
    • Outdoor ponds, lakes and basins
    • Underground tanks
    • Ships bilges
    • Aircraft service areas and tarmac runoff
    • Truck, locomotive and other mobile equipment washing facilities
    • Steel Manufacturing Plants

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  • Q-VAC 100
  • Q-VAC 100The Abanaki® QVAC 100 is a dual-function wet vacuum that thoroughly suctions all types of wet industrial spills to prevent injury and damage. It can also be used to remove coolant and chips from machine sumps for optimal equipment operation.

    The Abanaki QVAC 100 is ideal for removing surface contaminates from process baths; emptying tanks and drain pits; draining containers and vats completely dry; and removing spent coolant from a machining center. The QVAC 100 will also vacuum oil, coolant, and other floor spills.

    Features

    • Empties coolant from sump
    • Vacuums oil, coolant, and other floor spills
    • Removes surface decontaminates from process baths
    • Empties tanks and drain pits
    • Vacuums containers and vats absolutely dry
    • Minimizes use of absorption materials
    • Fits on a standard 55 gallon, closed top drum
    • Requires no filters
    • Contains no parts to break or replace
    • Explosion-Proof model available
 
 
 

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