Elastec manufactures equipment for industrial oil recovery
Elastec manufactures a wide range of equipment for marine and inland oil spills. Our versatile equipment can also be used in heavy industry to clean up machinery oil leaks and spills. Oil can enter process streams, drain into API separators and collection ponds, and contaminate tanks and cooling systems. Elastec booms, skimmers and vacuum systems can help contain, skim and recover these oils.
Steel production relies heavily on water pumped indirectly through heat exchangers or sprayed directly through nozzles to cool the equipment, intermediate, and final steel products. This can lead to oil contamination. Elastec skimmers are well-suited for oil recovery in scale pits.
API oil water separators are passive, physical separation systems designed for removal of oils from water. If the separator is old or under capacity, oil will build up in the system. Elastec drum skimmers can clear the separator aiding performance and reducing water content recovered. They can be configured with pumps or drain by gravity into a slotted pipe.
Desalination plants are sometimes exposed to oil spills from the sea, and protecting the cooling water channels from hydrocarbon contamination is of great importance. The intakes may also be compromised by invasive marine species, such as jellyfish, or by trash and debris. Elastec’s Permafence and Brute Boom barriers can provide permanent and heavy-duty protection. Hydroelectric dams can also benefit from external pollution control with our floating barriers.
Internal oil pollution from machinery leaks in hydroelectric dams and desalination plants can also be recovered with Elastec skimmers. Flexibelt and Permafence booms can be installed in separator bays to create additional retention of oil around the skimmer.
Oil refineries have many oil-water separators the collect oil from the process plant as well as from stormwater runoff. In hot climates, oil skimmers can be employed in evaporation ponds.
Oil- (diesel and fuel) fired power generation plants are sometimes installed on barges in developing countries. These “power barges” can be surrounded by Elastec’s PermaFence for containment of accidental oil spills.
The ELASTEC MiniMax drum skimmer has been used extensively in the copper mining industry for recovery of valuable organic oils from sulphuric acid ponds. This is part of the Electrowinning process. Electrowinning, also called electroextraction, is the electrodeposition of metals from their ores that have been put in solution via a process commonly referred to as leaching.