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The Abanaki Model 4 Oil Grabber provides an effective means of removing oil from water and water-based 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 pre-treatment before filtration and in conjunction with coalescing systems.

The Model 4 utilises a continuous belt and wiper to remove up to 20gal/hr of oil 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 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 that 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 1ft, or as deep as 100ft.

Advantages: a single unit elevates and separates oil; lifts oil any distance without pumps; maintains skimming efficiency with fluctuating fluid levels; requires no tank modifications in most applications; operates in turbulent liquid using optional tail pulley cage and tether assembly; easy mounting and fast cleaning with minimal maintenance; rugged construction for harsh conditions.

With the correct configuration it can handle liquid temperatures up to 212F and the pH of the fluid can range from 3 to 13.

The skimmer drive includes an oil-filled gear reducer with bronze gears and ball bearings.

The motor, reducer and powder-coated finish of the weldments are said to give the Model 4 exceptionally long life, even under harsh conditions.

The Model 4 is designed for applications where other models provide excess capacity, or physically will not fit.

This includes: 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; ships’ bilges; aircraft service areas and tarmac runoff; truck, locomotive, and other mobile equipment-washing facilities.

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