An oil skimmer is used to separate oil, or particles, that are floating on top of a liquid. The typical use for an oil skimmer is to separate oil that is floating on top of the water.
They’re used to solve any oil spill problem such as a part of oily water treatment systems, removing oil from machine coolant and removing oil aqueous parts washers.
In regards to the operation of the INTERFIL 2000, the oil is naturally attracted to the synthetic belt while it passes through the surface oil. The main reason the INTERFIL 2000 is so effective at oil skimming is the continuous, vertically oriented endless belt enabling the oil to remain on the belt while the water drains off under gravity. The maximum removal rate of 300Lph of Oil.
The lower end of the belt is designed to always remain submerged in the liquid and is suspended within the tail pulley, while the top end of the belt fits over a drive pulley. Passing between the two wiper blades that remove the oil, diesel or whatever is being separated by the skimmer belt.
The material being removed from the liquid is then passed into a collection area, afterwards, it’s dumped into a collection are. The collected oil then passes into a sump which is a part of the mild steel base frame.
The INTERFIL 2000 can be ordered in any depth requirement because the belt comes in any length selected at time of purchase, additionally, the tail pulley is free-riding making the oil skimmer adaptable to any necessary requirements to fit the job.
Typical Applications for the INTERFILl 2000
There are several uses where the INTERFIL 2000 gets the job done effectively and efficiently such as:
Most manufacturing or processing factories have water systems that also collect oil in a central tank or sump. To reduce the cost of disposal and lower the contingent liabilities of the wastewater discharge, several of these businesses prefer to skim the floating oils that have collected in the wastewater.
Coolants and Cutting Fluids
When machine coolant becomes contaminated with oil some serious issues arise:
- The life of the coolant is reduced.
- Machined part quality is greatly reduced.
- The many instances, smoke will develop in the shop, causing the workers on the job irritation to their eyes, nose and throats.
- A “rotten egg” odour will be produced by the fluid.
The INTERFIL 2000 can effectively remove tramp oils and solve these problems, which will easily pay for itself within only a couple of months.
Quench oils that need to be removed from heat treated parts can be captured for re-use or disposal. The results are lower quench oil costs, prolonged wash water life and lower disposal costs.
As parts are removed from the wash tank, floating oils re-contaminate them. The INTERFIL 2000 easily and effectively removes this oil. The obvious benefits include oil free parts and the fluid’s extended life.
Food Processing Facilities
The removal of vegetable oils, greases and animal fats from a plant’s wastewater reduces the cost of processing and disposal.
Steel Mills/Scale Pits
Most steel mills have scale pits in which grease and heavy oils collect. To avoid fires, and also fines, steel mills need to limit the amount of grease and oil is discharged into the environment through their wastewater. Reclaimed grease and oil can also be re-used or used as furnace fuel.
Parking Lots, Garages and Service Facilities
Waste oil from leaks, spills and other sources need to be retrieved from sumps before water can be discharged into storm drains or sewers.
Where ever floating oils are present, the INTERFIL 2000 provides an inexpensive and effective removal. This effective, efficient and inexpensive oil skimmer, from Australia’s leading filtration company, provides the best solution for any of your filtration needs. For more information refer to https://interfil.com.au/portfolio/coolant-filtration-products/surface-oil-skimming/