Floating Weir Skimmer Collects Oil Spills In Harbors Or Offshore

The Skim-Pak floating weir skimmer is a rapid response, oilspill cleanup tool for use in the harbor or at dockside, yet it works well in the rough, high seas. Skim-Pak systems are said to recover up to 4,000 bhp at excellent oil to water recovery ratios.

Used as a "first line of defense," Skim-Pak can be deployed in minutes from any vessel, offshore platforms, or along shorelines and harbors.

The unit's patented self-adjusting design operates at all flow rates regardless of attitude. Automatic operation does not require the continuous attention of an operator. When used with the optional hand control wand, Skim- Pak works p a r t i c u l a r l y well alongside docks, inland waterways, anywhere other units cannot be easily deployed, the manufacturer states. The skimmer readily attaches to oil-spill fences or other floating barriers for continuous recovery operations.

Skim-Pak uses a patented design that exploits the phenomenon!

of laminar-flow hydraulics to recover a high-ratio of, for example, oil off water—even at substantial flow rates. The manufacturer says the Skim-Pak is suitable for operation in the most extreme environments, and can be produced to suit specifications.

It operates wherever two dissimilar fluids of different specific gravities are present, or where a surface-effect skim is desired.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 42,  Feb 15, 1981

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