Selective and Non-Selective Skimmers
Elastec drum and disc skimmers are made with an oleophilic (oil-attracting) material and are selective. This means they mechanically separate (skim) oil from the water’s surface. Selective skimmers recover a higher concentration of oil and very little water. They are the most efficient oil skimmers to clean up a spill incident.
Non-selective skimmers do not discriminate between oil and water. Weirs (gravity oil skimmers) and suction skimmers collect oil, water and anything else on the surface.
Tested at Ohmsett
Elastec skimmers are performance tested at Ohmsett, one of the largest oil spill testing facilities in the world. It is located at the Naval Weapons Station Earle Waterfront in the United States. Ohmsett follows the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard F-2709-08 Standard Test Method for Determining Nameplate Recovery Rate of Stationary Oil Skimmer Systems.