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The Abanaki Model MB 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 MB 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 a coalescing system.

The Model MB utilises continuous belts and wipers to remove up to 200gal/hr of oil 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 travelling 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 that 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 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 level; 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 212 1/2F 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 MB exceptionally long life, even under harsh conditions.

The Model MB is designed for those applications where other skimmers do not provide adequate removal capacity.

This includes: 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.

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