Floating Oil Skimmers

Oil skimmers, also known as floating oil skimmers or oil spill skimmers, are mechanical devices used to collect oil. Oil skimmers collect and remove oil from the surface of the water, and are made for, but not limited to emergency oil spill cleanup. Skimmers for oil spills can be towed, self propelled, moored in currents, and can even be used in shores. ABASCO offers skimmers for reclaiming crude, refined, animal, or vegetable oils from surface waters, using oleophilic technology to selectively attract oil and repel water. All our skimmers are efficient and durable and easy to deploy, with diesel-hydraulic, electric-hydraulic, or pneumatic power systems utilized to drive the skimmer package. Offloading and transfer pumps are available to meet required recovery rates, oil viscosity, and environmental conditions.

Floating Oil Skimmers and Pumps
The shipment shown above included 12 rotary tri-skimmers
(brush, disc, and drum) with power units, and 12 mini-weir
skimmers with transfer pumps, hoses and accessories.

Oil Spill Skimmer Requirements

When it comes to selecting an skimmer for oil spills, there are several specifications that need consideration including:

  • Oil type
  • Temperature
  • Drive (hydraulic / electric / pneumatic)
  • Capacity
  • Environmental conditions

ABASCO ATS 10 Oil Skimmer

Rotary Skimmers

ABASCO single-bank and multiple-bank rotary skimmers have interchangeable, oleophilic recovery mechanisms, including drum, brush, and disc. Recovery rates up to 360 gal/min (80 m3/hr).
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Rope Mop Oil Skimmer

Rope-Mop Skimmers

ABASCO rope-mop skimmers are versatile, economical skimmers that use an oleophilic rope mop to collect oil from surface water. The oil is then squeezed for collection out as the rope passes through the skimmer. Rope-mop skimmers offer superior recovery efficiency in medium to fairly viscous oil and are unaffected by floating debris, including broken ice. The rope mop can also be used for oil containment in calm waters and light currents. ABASCO rope mop has a long wear life, even when rubbing on structures or on sandy or rocky beaches. Available in a wide variety of configurations and sizes, with recovery rates up to 500 gal/min (114 m3/hr).
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Foilex Oil Skimmer

Foilex Mini and Micro Floating Weir Skimmers

Compact, portable free-floating or well skimmers for small to medium oil spills in harbors, rivers, and lakes. Recovery rates up to 132 gal/min (30 m3/hr). Require external vacuum pump.
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Foilex Oil Skimmer

Floating Weir Foilex Skimmers with Onboard Pumps

Floating Weir-type skimmers with integral archimedes-screw pump, for harbor, coastal, and offshore oil spill recovery. Maximum recovery capacities range from 165 gal/min (37 m3/hr) to 620 gal/min (140 m3/hr).
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