Oil Skimmers

Oil Concentrator®

The Abanaki® Oil Concentrator® provides virtually complete oil/water separation for recycling or disposal of either liquid.

Under most operating conditions, Abanaki® skimmers pick up oil with only small traces of water. However, as surface oil is reduced to a thin layer, sheen or when the Oil Skimmer is in operation when no oil is present, drips of water (or coolant) may be picked up. When used in tandem with an oil skimmer, the Oil Concentrator® solves this problem by providing final phase separation. The result is any water or coolant picked up is directed back into the sump and virtually water-free oil is directed into the collection drum or tote.

The Oil Concentrator® is non-electrical and contains no moving parts – it simply receives liquid directly from the skimmer. Based on the principle of gravity separation, the Oil Concentrator® tank comes in three sizes so that there is adequate settling time for the oil and water to separate. Water discharge is through a tube that has an open end near the bottom of the Concentrator, while oil flow is through a separate drain port near the top. As additional liquid enters the Concentrator, water and oil are forced out through their respective disposal tubes.

Installed at the discharge end of the oil skimmer, the Concentrator comes complete with mounting bracket, removable sludge screen and drain plug for easy cleaning. An optional thermostatically controlled heater is available for use with thick oils, or when the application is in freezing temperatures. (A heater should not be used in environments where explosive fumes might be present.)

Use the Concentrator with all oil skimmers to increase efficiency and slash waste costs by providing water-free oil for disposal.

  • Oil/water separation is virtually complete
  • Helps increase the recycle value of skimmed oil
  • Saves costly coolant and washing mixtures from premature disposal
  • There’s an Oil Concentrator model available for all Abanaki® oil skimmers