Oil Skimmers Overview

Oil Skimmers Overview from HeavyDutyDepot

By: HeavyDutyDepot  02/10/2015
Keywords: Oil, Waste, Water

SKIMMERS The
 common
 name 
used
 for 
various 
oil 
recovery 
units 
is 
Oil 
skimmer 
or 
simply 
skimmer. 
A 
skimmer 
is 
defined 
as
 any 
mechanical 
device 
specifically 
designed
 for 
the 
removal 
of 
oil 
(or 
oil/water 
mixture)
 from
 the 
surface 
of water 
without 
altering 
the 
water's 
physical 
and/or 
chemical 
characteristics.
 The
 principles 
for 
skimmers'
 operation 
are 
based 
on 
the 
fluidity 
properties 
of 
oil 
and 
oil/water 
mixture,
 density 
differences 
between 
oil 
or
 oil/water 
mixtures, 
and 
water 
or 
differences 
in
 adhesion 
to 
materials.
 Skimmers 
are 
often 
deployed
 in
 combination 
with 
oil 
containment 
booms,
 which
 are 
temporary 
floating 
barriers 
used 
to 
contain 
the 
oil 
by
 concentrating 
it 
into 
thicker 
surface 
layers.
 These
 devices 
are 
constructed 
of
 weather 
and 
water 
resistant
 materials 
such 
as 
stainless 
steel, 
rubber, 
aluminum
 and 
polypropylene. 
Skimmers 
are 
directed 
to 
oily 
areas 
by
 pilots 
flying 
over 
designated 
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Keywords: Contamination, Ecology, Oil, Skimmer, Spill Containment, Waste, Water