Abanaki's Oil Grabber Model 8 oil skimmer removes grease and oil from wastewater
Abanaki Corporation introduces the Oil Grabber Model 8 oil skimmer, a reliable, low-cost method of removing greases and oils from the wastewater stream. Abanaki skimmers use the differences in specific gravity and surface tension between oil and water, allowing the belt to attract oils and greases as the belt passes through the surface of the water. The belt-and-motor approach operates unattended and reliably for decades with little maintenance.
The Model 8 oil skimmer provides a continuously operating belt and wiper that can remove up to 40 gallons per hour of oil and grease from water and water-based solutions. Depending on the characteristics of the liquid, the Model 8 oil skimmer is capable of reducing oil content to fewer than five parts-per-million in water.
Using an upper and lower pulley system, the oil skimmer belt runs through contaminated liquid to pick up oil from the surface. The belt travels over the head pulley and then passes through tandem wiper blades, from which oil is scraped off both sides and discharged. The tail pulley features flanges that allow the pulley to roll freely on the inside of the belt without becoming dislodged in turbulent applications. No bearings are needed; the unit does not need to be fastened to the tank. An optional tether and cage assembly is offered to prevent the tail pulley from being dislodged. The Oil Grabber Model 8 can be used in tanks with depths as shallow as one foot or as deep as 100 feet.