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The Abanaki Model 8 Oil Grabber effectively removes oil from water and water-based solutions.

Depending on the characteristics of the liquid, the Model 8 can reduce oil content in water to less than five parts per million.

The unit can be used for pre-treatment before filtration and in conjunction with coalescing systems.

It utilises a continuous belt and wiper to remove up to 40 gallons of oil per hour 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 8 can be used in tanks with depths from one to 100ft (0.3048 to 30.48m).

It requires only a small area in the tank or sump.

The advantages of the Abanaki Model 8 Oil Grabber are that it: features a single unit that elevates and separates oil; lifts oil any distance without the need for expensive pumps; maintains skimming efficiency with fluctuating fluid level; requires no tank modifications in most applications; can be easily mounted and cleaned; and requires minimal maintenance.

Applications include: 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; and truck, locomotive and other mobile equipment washing facilities.

It also features: high-temperature capability, chip-resistant powder finish, and hazardous duty or food-grade options.

It is available in a custom design or turnkey system.

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