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The Elastec TDS118 floating drum oil skimmer (Specs) is available in pneumatic or hydraulic motor for oil spill response or industrial use. Due to its shallow draft and light weight, the TDS118 is ideal for cleanup in creeks, rivers and lakes. It is equally at home in an industrial American Petroleum Institute (API) separator. It is capable of recovering a wide range of oils. View our guide for drum oil skimmer configurations. The TDS118 has been tested at Ohmsett to substantiate its nameplate capacity and efficiency.

The TDS118 floating drum oil skimmer is capable of recovering both light and heavy oils with very low water content, typically 2 to 3%. The motor, gearbox and drums are capable of thousands of hours of trouble-free operations. The scrapers are self-adjusting to allow for wear.

The TDS118 is supplied with either an air or hydraulic motor. The pneumatic model can be connected directly to a vacuum truck for an efficient oil spill unit or for performing routine pit cleanup operations. For hydraulically driven skimmers we can provide a diesel or electric driven power pack. The lightweight aluminum frame is anodized for superior corrosion protection.

Elastec grooved drum skimmers were used in a test at Ohmsett to determine if skimming operations are possible for fresh and weathered Bakken oil.

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  • Recover light & heavy oils
  • Lightweight aluminum frame
  • Tested to ASTM Standard F2709
  • Grooved drums available for enhanced oil recovery rates (ORR)

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TDS118 Video

TDS118 Oil Skimmer Specifications

Recovery Rate*90 gpm / 20 m3h (Grooved Drum)
Weight83 lb / 37.6 kg
Dimensions53 x 41 x 18 inch / 1.33 x 1.02 x 0.46 m
Application Industrial, Inland, Harbor

*Tested at Ohmsett test facility according to ASTM F2709. Nameplate capacity verified by the U.S. Coast Guard.

TDS118 Oil Skimmer Diesel Hydraulic Configurations

TDS118 oil skimmer with E150 pump and D10 power unit

TDS118 (smooth or grooved drum) with D10 Diesel Hydraulic Power Pack and E150 submersible transfer pump.

Electric Hydraulic Configurations

Skimmer with electric hydraulic power pack

Electric supply with MiniMax skimmer

The electric motor drives a hydraulic pump ( power pack ) which in turn provides hydraulic oil under pressure to drive the drums. The skimmed oil is drained from the back of the skimmer. The electric motor can be supplied with TEFC or Explosion Proof motor.

Electric hydraulic with submersible pump

Electric hydraulic power pack with Magnum100 skimmer

Suction pumps have a limited suction lift, therefore in situations such as pits a submersible pump is coupled to the back of the skimmer that can pump the skimmed oil greater distances.

Pneumatic Configurations

Skimmer and Oiler Filter Kit

Pneumatic skimmer configuration

Compressed air is provided by the site. Oil collected by the drum is drained into a slotted pipe (API) or other.

Skimmer, Oiler Filter Kit and pump

Pneumatic skimmer configuration with pump not on top

For situations where it is not possible to drain the recovered oil, an air operated diaphragm pump is included in the setup. Compressed air is provided by the site.

Skimmer, Oiler Filter Kit and mounted pump

Pneumatic skimmer configuration with pump on top

Suction pumps are only able to draw up to 29 ft vertically, therefore in situations such as pits the pump is mounted on the skimmer and can pump vertically a greater distance. Compressed air is provided by the site.

Skimmer and Oiler Filter Kit with vac truck

Pneumatic skimmer configuration with vac truck

Compressed air is provided by the brakes from a vacuum truck. Oil collected by the drum sucked directly into the truck using its vacuum system.

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