Floating skimmers are useful for removing an oil-water mixture from the surface
of a pond or collection pit as well as removing oil from the surface of the water
in an oily water separator. They are available in a range of sizes and skimming
rates to meet the needs of most projects.
modules are designed to be cleaned in place with the special cleaning wand and
city water pressure. The wand has an ordinary garden hose connection and is equipped
with a small conical strainer in the connection so that solids in the inlet water
will not clog the holes in the end of the cleaning wand. The MSR Cleaning wand
is constructed of non-corrosive stainless steel and other non-corrosive materials.
A heavy-duty brass hose connection and PVC valve are provided to ensure long service
life. The wand has numerous spray holes and provides a specially designed spherical
water spray that impacts both the top and undersides of the coalescing plates
to give a strong cleaning action.
skimmers are useful where automatic removal of oil from the separator is desired.
The continuous belt hangs down into the separator and is moved through the oil
layer on top of the water. The belt skimmer utilizes a special continuous Buna-n
rubber belt that attracts oil and holds the oil on the belt as the belt rises
to the top head above grade. Two scrapers, one on each side of the belt scrape
the oil off of the belt into an oil separator where much of the water that is
raised along with the oil is separated and returned to the sump. The separated
oil is directed to a drum or other tank for disposal.