An oil skimmer is a device that separates free and floating type oil from wastewater/ effluent. A common application is removing oil floating on water. Oil skimmers are different from oil water separators and the primary intension of skimmer is to skim-off the oil layer which is separated by phase separation process which is similar to oil water separators.
The skimming units are broadly available in two types i.e. Manual skimmers and mechanical skimmers. The manual skimmers are generally available in SS 304, CI or MS EP construction MOC or can be customized as per requirement in civil - RCC.
Mechanical oil skimmers are units attached with various form of skimming unit like Belt type, Tube type, Rotating Disc type, Funnel type, slotted pipe type, floating suction type, and drum type etc. The type of skimmer is selected as per adequate application and type of oil.