Elastec has a number of educational tools for oil spill schools and training organizations ranging from small desktop skimmer models to a portable tank friendly 12v skimmer. We can provide do-it-yourself boom for hands-on interaction, as well as foam-filled booms in short lengths that are easy to handle in ponds or small waterways. We can also provide framed tanks for floating skimmers or for practicing decon operations.
Oil Skimmer Model/Test Kit
We offer a miniature hand operated oil skimmer model which demonstrates the oil skimmer working principle. This kit is ideal for assessing the performance of our drum oil skimmer with various types of oil. Simply pour the oil with water into the tray and turn the handle. As the floating drums rotate, oil adheres to the drum surface separating it from the water. Oil is wiped from the drum surface and drained into the collection trough. In a full-size skimmer the oil would be pumped or sucked out to a remote containment location.
The Bottle Boom is supplied as an empty sleeve that the owner can stuff using sealed plastic bottles. It is then installed in a local small creek or waterway to collect floating trash and debris. It can be used as an educational tool to demonstrate the damages of littering, how roadside trash can enter waterways, and how we can help keep our waterways clean.
12v Mini Skimmer
A small selective floating drum oil skimmer driven by a 12V motor, the Elastec Mini Skimmer is ideal for marinas, ponds, streams and small industrial tanks for recovering food processing oils, and light oils such as lube oil, hydraulic, diesel and sheens. It can be run from a low voltage power source, such as a car battery or plugged into a 110V / 220V outlet. The Mini Skimmer is very quiet and can potentially be connected to a timer or solar panel (not included).
Super Stream Containment Boom
Super Stream is a small containment boom fitted with a cylindrical closed cell foam float and galvanized ballast chain. It can be used for booming demonstrations in ponds or small waterways.
The QuickTank is a complete portable storage facility developed for rapid deployment and temporary storage of liquids. It has a supporting aluminum frame with a liner that is constructed of oil resistant, high-strength materials. All of our QuickTanks are portable and come with a carrying case and instructions.
Oil Spill Training Opportunities
Spring and Fall Oil Spill Workshops
Carmi, Illinois and New Harmony, Indiana
Tel:+1 (618) 382-2525
Ohmsett Oil Spill Response and Strategies Training
Leonardo, New Jersey
Tel:+1 (732) 866-7183 Fax: +1 (732) 866-7189
Whitewater Rescue Institute – WRI
Fastwater Spill Response
Tel : +1 (406) 207-2027
SWAT Consulting, Inc.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Tel : +1 (780) 466-9094br>
Oil Spill Response Ldt.
Lower William Street, Southampton, SO14 5QE, UK
Tel : +44 (0)23 8033 1551 Fax:+44 (0)23 8033 1972
Interactive Oil Spill Training Center Inc.
Capilano College Continuing Education
Tel: 1 (604) 922-4522 Fax: 1 (604) 926-1431
Texas A&M National Spill Control School
Oil Spill Response in Ports & Inland Waterways
Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Team
Corpus Christi, Texas
Tel: (361) 825-3333 Fax: (361) 825-3337
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Science of Oil Spills (SOS) Classes
Spill Response Training
Full compliment of courses offered
BREST CEDEX 2 – FRANCE
Tel: + 33 (0)2 98 33 10 10 Fax: + 33 (0)2 98 44 91 38
Center for Marine Training and Safety
Coastal Oil Spill
Freshwater Oil Spill Training
Tel: (409) 740-4850
Tel: (309)756 2292