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Petro Xtractor Oil Skimmers

Source: Abanaki Corporation - Oil Skimmer Division
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The Abanaki PetroXtractor Oil Skimmer is a dependable and cost effective means of removing oil, fuel, and other floating hydrocarbons from water where access to the fluid surface is limited.

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The Abanaki PetroXtractor Oil Skimmer is a dependable and cost effective means of removing oil, fuel, and other floating hydrocarbons from water where access to the fluid surface is limited. This oil skimmer provides efficient remediation of groundwater contaminated by oil, using existing recovery and monitoring wells. Often, the PetroXtractor Skimmer working alone will reduce oil or fuel content to an acceptable E.P.A. level. Models are available for two inch, four inch, and six inch or larger ID well casings, with removal rates up to 12 gph. (based on SEA 30 motor oil). Depths of 100 feet or more can be accommodated without the use of pumps.

The PetroXtractor is an oil skimmer that makes use of the differences in specific gravity and surface tension between oil and water. These physical characteristics allow the unit's continuous belt to attract floating oil in the well. After picking up the oil, the belt travels over the head pulley on the drive unit and through tandem wiper blades. The oil is then scraped off both sides of the belt and discharged through a 1-1/4" ID hose. The unique bearing-less design of the tail pulley (immersed in the well water) with its tethered frame allows it to perform three important functions: it keeps proper tension on the belt, prevents accidental loss down the well, and keeps the belt centered in the casing.

The PetroXtractor can be installed in existing wells by mounting it on a flat surface above the well casing. Skimmer operation consists of merely lowering the belt and tail pulley into the casing until the pulley is fully immersed, placing the discharge hose in a container, and switching the unit on.

  • Ideal for removal of floating oil and other hydrocarbon liquids from existing remediation or monitoring wells
  • Can be installed in well casings as small as 2 in. ID
  • Elevates skimmed oil 100 feet or more for discharge into 55 gal drum
  • Removes up to 12 gph of oil from water
Advantages
  • Allows existing monitoring wells to be used as recovery wells
  • Portable can be easily hand-carried from site to site
  • A single unit separates oil and elevates it up to 100 feet without a pump
  • Skims very little water (unlike other skimmers and torpedo pumps)
  • Maintains skimming efficiency with fluctuating water level
  • Tail pulley is tethered to the frame to prevent accidental loss of belt and
  • tail pulley in the well casing
  • Easy mounting, fast cleaning with minimal maintenance
  • Belt materials to fit any application
Rugged Construction For Harsh Conditions: The PetroXtractor will provide for many years of trouble-free service. Belts are specifically selected for your application. A tough power train keeps the PetroXtractor running under the most severe conditions. With the proper configuration, the PetroXtractor can handle liquid temperatures up to 180 °F, and the pH of the fluid can range from 1 to 13.

Applications
The PetroXtractor is designed for those applications that have a limited access area and a deep drop between the mounting surface and the surface of the liquid. The unit can be used anywhere, even where no electric power or compressed air is available. Explosion proof and pneumatic motors are available for areas where combustible fumes may be present. Vapor-tight models can also enhance the explosion proof properties of the unit.

  • Groundwater monitoring wells
  • Recovery wells
  • Underground tanks
Features
  • Small mounting and operating area
  • Chip resistant-powder coated finish
  • Customized belt lengths and materials
  • Easily mounted on flat surface
  • Belt and wipers impervious to oils and fuels
  • Weighted and tethered tail pulley
  • Fast cleaning with minimal maintenance
  • Can be customized to application needs

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