Belt Skimmer Oil Recovery Unit

Oil Skimmers

Removal of free oils and solids from wastewater at refineries, petrochemical, and other heavy industrial plants

Removal of free oils and solids from wastewater at refineries, petrochemical, and other heavy industrial plants

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Many different industries can prevent water pollution by recovering oily waste with a Monroe Oil Skimmer. The Monroe Oil Skimmer operates unattended in any area of tranquil oil accumulation. It will continuously recover floating oil in a condition that permits disposal or reclamation for other industrial purposes. Even the lightest oils from food processing can be easily removed.

Superior Belt Type Oil Skimmer

  • Removes tramp oil from process liquids
  • Prevents oil pollution
  • Recovers valuable oil products
  • Minimum maintenance

The Monroe Oil Skimmer is heavily constructed for industrial applications and consists of an endless belt, an electric motor and drive unit and a complete enclosure. The belt is suspended from a pulley, with the lower portion immersed in an oil supporting liquid. As the belt descends into the liquid, the floating oil adheres to both sides of the belt. Self-adjusting wipers mounted in a staggered position wipe the oil from the belt. The recovered oil drains into a trough for deposit into a storage tank or containers.

Why buy some rinky-dink skimmer that will last one year, and then need to be replaced?  Buy an oil skimmer that will last 30 years! — The Monroe Oil Skimmer

belt type oil recovery unit

Monroe Oil Skimmers are available in 8 in. to 24 in. belt widths

Successful Oil Skimmer Installations

The Monroe belt-type Oil Recovery Unit is designed to outlast your plant or operation. This installation at a coal-fired power plant has been in operation for over 30 years! The companies below are just a small sample of the hundreds of successful installations of Monroe Oil Skimmers.

  • American Axle
  • Delta Faucet
  • DTE Energy
  • Durr Industries
  • Ford
  • General Motors
  • Koch Foods
  • Mazda
  • Owens Corning
  • Owens Illinois
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Standard Oil
  • US Air Force
  • US Steel Corp.
  • Whirlpool
  • And many others
Monroe belt type Oil Skimmer flow diagram

Oil Skimmer Product Features

Oil Skimmer during run-off at Monroe shop
The Monroe Oil Skimmer features a totally enclosed drive unit mounted inside the housing. The compact design provides easy drive access, excellent drive protection and maximum personnel safety. The entire drive unit is protected from weather, dirt and contaminants.

The Monroe Oil Skimmer is provided with a full-width hinge door for easy access to all working components. The endless belt can be removed for repair or replacement without disassembling the unit, minimizing maintenance. The wiper assembly is self-adjusting to compensate for wear. Constant pressure and alignment with the belt are assured.
Monroe Oil Skimmer reclaiming condensed grease from venturi scrubber tank
The Monroe Oil Skimmer incorporates a specially designed drive pulley that eliminates belt tracking problems. Unlike other recovery units, periodic tracking adjustments are not required on the Monroe unit. This unique feature eliminates complicated adjustable bearing assemblies and their associated maintenance procedures.

  • Heavy gauge steel construction with welded seams and lifting hooks provides rugged durability. Special construction materials and coatings are available.
  • Large, easy to open access doors for all serviceable areas.
  • Heated enclosure. For use in extreme cold the 12″ and 24″ models can incorporate insulated panels and an electric infrared or steam heater.
  • An optional controller is available for variable speed operation.
  • Complete electrical controls to meet customer requirements are available.

Oil Skimmer Applications

  • Bunker ‘C’ oils

  • Cooking oils

  • Hydraulic oils

  • Lubricating oils

  • Machine oils

  • Mineral seal oils

  • Organic & synthetic fluids

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