Oil Skimmers

Oil Skimmers uses and applications

We supply a large range of weir, tube, drum and belt Oil Skimmers. Designed for many applications including mine sites, marine environments, workshops, refuelling areas and construction sites. Or we can customise any skimmer to suit your application. High quality and engineered to a high standard, due to the importance of the required operational use. They can all be designed to fit existing infrastructure.

The oil skimmers are patented, made from marine grade stainless steel and we have polypropylene models that withstand even higher levels of heat and corrosive or caustic agents. These floating oil skimmers are essentially floating weir oil skimmers that are easily and quickly installed. They are lightweight so can be carried by one person and especially suitable as part of a mobile oil spill response kit.

Fixed self adjusting oil skimmers are designed to be used in situations ranging from light industrial water purification applications to heavy high turnover situations exceeding 25 thousand litres / 6.000 US gallons per hour. Dragonfly’s industrial skimmers are produced using Marine grade 3i6 stainless steel with polypropylene  and polyethylene fittings. The polypropylene skimmer is made entirely from polypropylene and is made to deal with highly corrosive liquids that stainless steel cant deal with. These lightweight and robust surface skimmers are designed to be used in both confined or open spaces where contaminants are required to be removed from the surface of liquid.

Organisations that have purchased our floating oil skimmers in the past include:  Ampol, Shell, BP, USA Navy, Australian Navy, SCI Corp USA, Argyl Diamond Mine, Roads and Transit Authority, part of the state government in Australia, Caltex, BHP, Oil Spill recovery kit distributors, Engineering companies, and many more.

The Dragonfly range of oil skimmers include:

  • 25K316SSB, 25K per/h volume, stainless steel, concertina head
  • 4K316SSB, 4K per/h volume, stainless steel, concertina head
  • 4KPP, 4K per/h volume, polypropylene (suitable for extreme temperatures and caustic chemicals)
  • 4KPPB, 4K per/h volume, polypropylene, concertina head

Features of Dragonfly Floating Oil Skimmers

  • Made in Australia from quality materials – built to last
  • Patented products – our products are unique
  • Lightweight at 5kg for our 4000 l/ph range
  • Poly models available to withstand caustic chemicals and high heat
  • Concertina head – effective in rough water
  • Large volume model available including trash guard
  • All oil skimmers come assembled with flexible hoses

What pumps are suitable to use with Dragonfly Oil Skimmers?

The preferred pumps to use are positive displacement pumps such as helical rotor pumps or double diaphragm pumps.  Single diaphragm pumps are not recommended as they tend to bounce the skimmers on the water’s surface thereby impeding the skimming action by emulsifying the liquid and leading to possible damage to the skimmer.

Can Dragonfly Oil Skimmers be customised to individual applications?

In most cases we can modify our skimmers or supply accessories in order to suit your application or requirements. We can also supply pumps and other products to suit.

Surface skimmer applications include

  • Pipelines and refineries in the mining industry
  • Oil shipping & terminals
  • Emergency environmental Cleanup
  • Food Processing & Manufacturing plants
  • Steel mills & chemical plants
  • Used in conjunction with portable collapsible bunding
  • Spill response kits
  • Oil shipping & terminals
  • Barge companies
  • Power plants
  • Maintenance facilities and heavy equipment
  • Superfund cleanup projects
  • Agricultural dams to remove weeds
  • Car wash sumps

Even though all our systems are user friendly. GPS Environmental supply maintenance/install manuals for ease of operation. We also provide reliable regular servicing and maintenance if required.

Floating skimmers

GPS floating skimmer are commonly paired with oil water separators, especially in larger applications.

Belt skimmers

Belt skimmers are used for high oil recovery. They can be used as emergency temporary spillage solution or permanently, in a designed or pre existing system. For  small workshops to large construction sites.

Drum skimmers

The quicker Drum Skimmers can be supplied with light aluminium or durable, corrosion-resistant materials.

Tube skimmers

Our Tube Skimmers are user friendly and effective solution. They are ideal for smaller applications, with easy installation.

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