Oil Spill Equipment Glossary
Disc skimmers are highly efficient and will only pick up a very small percentage of water. Equally once the oil has been recovered, if left to operate – will not recover water. The system works as oil sticks to the disc as it is rotated through the oil layer, it is scraped off inside the skimmer head with flexible scrapers. Discs are constructed from PVC, aluminum or steel. The disc banks are driven by hydraulic motors, however electric and air motors are available in some models.
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