The Elastec TDS136 floating drum oil skimmer (Specs) is designed for continuous duty in oil spill or industrial applications. The TDS136 skimmer is ideal for response operations in shallow waters such as creeks, rivers, and lakes as well as in harbors and near-shore incidents. The TDS136 has been tested at Ohmsett to substantiate its nameplate capacity and efficiency. View our guide for drum oil skimmer configurations. Fill out our questionnaire and tell us about your project.

The TDS136 floating drum oil spill skimmer is capable of recovering both light and heavy oils with very low water content, typically 2 to 3%. This model can be supplied with our ES400 helical screw pump for heavy oil transfer, our E150, or air operated diaphragm pump.

The TDS136 has the same shallow draft and lightweight design of the TDS118 and offers twice the verified nameplate capacity. The motor, gearbox and drums are capable of thousands of hours of trouble-free operations. The scrapers are self-adjusting to allow for wear. A tough guard can be fitted to the front of the oil skimmer. The oil skimmer is available with hydraulic or pneumatic motor.

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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TDS136 Oil Specifications

Recovery Rate*170 gpm / 38 m3h (Grooved Drum)
Weight135 lb / 61 kg
Dimensions92 x 42 x 18 inch / 2.34 x 1.07 x 0.46 m
ApplicationIndustrial, Inland, Harbor, Coastal

“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

“The quality and simplicity of the Elastec TDS136 skimmers that we purchased helped us achieve our new certifications. Because of this, we will purchase all of our future response equipment from your business.”

C. Teff

TDS136 Oil Skimmer Diesel Hydraulic Configurations

TDS136 skimmer with E150 pump and D10 power pack

TDS136 (smooth or grooved drum) with D10 Diesel Hydraulic Power Pack and E150 submersible transfer pump.

TDS136 (smooth or grooved drum) with D22 Diesel Hydraulic Power Pack and ES400 helical screw submersible transfer pump (heavy oil pump).

Electric Hydraulic Configurations

Skimmer with electric hydraulic power pack

Electric MiniMax skimmer configuration

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 Magnum 100 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 3

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 1

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 2

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 4

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.

Oil Skimmer Questionnaire

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