Mini Skimmer

A small selective floating drum oil skimmer driven by a 12V motor, the Elastec Mini Skimmer (Specs) 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). Due to its small size and light weight, this industrial oil skimmer can be deployed in tight locations such as dams, pits and tanks. View our guide for drum oil skimmer configurations. Fill out our questionnaire and tell us about your project.

The skimmer head has two, 6 inch / 152.4 mm diameter drums connected to a 12V variable speed motor via gearbox. The High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) frame is fitted with rear and side floats, plus two, .75 inch / 19.05 mm drain ports, allowing collected oil to be drained by gravity from the skimmer. As an option, an external suction pump is available. The oil is scraped from the two rotating drums by wipers secured with stainless steel screws. If no power supply is available, simply hook up the oil skimmer to an automobile battery, and it will run for many days before needing a recharge. Where higher recovery rates are needed, we recommend our larger Elastec MiniMax drum oil skimmer which is available in pneumatic or hydraulic drive.

The skimmer frame and drums are manufactured in durable HDPE. The skimmer is delivered with a 12V regulator with battery clamps / plug and two lengths of .75 inch / 19.05 mm drain / suction hose.

Note: this skimmer is not for flammable materials or explosive atmospheres.

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Mini Skimmer Specifications

Recovery RateVariable
Weight12 lb / 5.4 kg
Dimensions26 x 17 x 12 inch / 0.66 x 0.43 x 0.3 m

“The drum skimmer has been installed in our Equalization Tank for removal of slop oil. It has been able to remove heavy oil, as well as light oil and has been easy to operate and maintain.”

Numaligarh Refinery

“We have great experiences with these in our systems. That’s the reason why we’re installing them in our systems for oil skimming purposes.”

S. Paul

“We are impressed with the mechanical simplicity of the design, which makes the equipment more reliable than other brand of equipment. In particular, now we are using the “grooved” drums and we are very pleased with the enhanced performance.”

F. LaRotta

Oil Skimmer Questionnaire

Thank you for considering the Elastec Oil Skimmers. Please complete a few simple questions that will help define your requirement .

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