Elastec drum oil skimmers are uniquely available with a steam heating system for cold regions oil spill response. Steam coils can be installed in the collection trough and sump. Heat is provided by an optional generator housed in a special trailer.
The heat transferred by the steam helps the oil skimmer to function by melting the surrounding snow and ice (in controlled environments), allowing the oil to flow onto the collection drums. It also warms the oil that is being picked up, aiding the flow to the transfer pump and preventing the hoses from freezing.
The steam generator is packaged with water tank and pump in a custom trailer for ease of transport to the spill site. We can supply a complete heated oil skimmer system including steam coils and steam generator or simply the coils that can be fed by other heat sources.
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