How the Oil Skimmer Works
The Ultraspin surface skimmer is designed to remove oil, fats and floating material from tanks, sumps, interceptors and other effluent pits.
It may also be used in open waters such as lakes, harbours and lagoons. It is a true self-adjusting, weir-type, oily-water skimmer.
The skimmer consists of a floating central ring, a flexible diaphragm or bellows and a floating body.
The central ring sits in the centre of the skimmer and the diaphragm/bellows allows it to float independently of the skimmer body.
This ensures it always skims the very top layer of oil from the fluid surface. The body of the skimmer holds the components together and provides the floatation for the assembly.
As the fluid flows over the top of the skimmer, like a weir, it enters the pump-out chamber. A hose and pump are connected to the outlet of the skimmer and the skimmed fluid is pumped away.
As the flow increases, the ring sinks deeper into the fluid so that more fluid passes over the top of the ring and into the pump-out chamber. This is what makes the skimmer fully self-adjusting.
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