SOURCE: Abanaki


March 23, 2011 12:29 ET

Abanaki Oil Skimming Products Are Popular Solution for Refinery Plant Treatment Systems

Abanaki Oil Skimming Units Proven to Be a Viable Cost-Effective Solution for Removing Hydrocarbons From Wastewater

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - March 23, 2011) - Abanaki Corporation has successfully specialized in oil skimming technology for over 40 years and has a variety of economical solutions available for refineries.

Like most large-scale high capacity plants, refineries require process optimization and advanced process controls. Oil skimming is a cost-effective widely used method for capturing and removing oil from wastewater in plant treatment systems. This process is mandatory to avoid fines imposed by regulatory agencies and to produce fuel as economically and environmentally friendly as possible. Given the volatile nature of a refinery, explosion-proof motors and electrical controls are recommended.

Oil skimmers work by making 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 floating hydrocarbon liquids from the surface of the fluid. Abanaki belt oil skimmers can be used in applications as deep as 100 feet.

By implementing an oil skimmer solution, the goal to recapture 100% of all hydrocarbons before they go down the drain, can be achieved. In a refinery setting, the oil skimmer usually collects the bulk of the hydrocarbons from a lagoon type area and sends them back to a crude tank. Any residual oils can be removed through filtration or chemical treatment. The oil skimmer is operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. An oil skimmer requires very little oversight, no maintenance, and is very cost-effective due to low energy requirements.

About Abanaki Corporation: Abanaki, the world leader in oil skimmer products, manufactures a wide range of products to remove oils, greases, solvents, and related hydrocarbons from water. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Abanaki has served a global customer base in industries as diverse as iron and steel, wastewater, paper, food processing, automotive, environmental remediation and recycling for more than 40 years. Today, under the corporate motto "Clean Our World ™," Abanaki continues to address pollution in industry through innovation, customer commitment, and environmental stewardship within its own operations.

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    Cindy Toth
    Abanaki Corporation
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