How the filterbelt skimmer works
Sweep adapters are stored forward and lowered into the water to provide a 4-foot wide inlet for skimmer at up to three knots. Sweep extender plates increase the width to more than 7 feet for skimmer at a knot or less. The boat comes equipped with boom adapters that accommodate ASTM boom connectors for enhanced, towed V-Boom skimmer operations. The Filterbelt’s integral induction pump even allows it to operate in stationary mode.
Oil and debris is conveyed to deck level and removed from the Filterbelt. Debris is separated from the recovered oil as it passes through the debris basket and into the collection well. An automatic decanting system in the collection well increases recovery efficiency be allowing recovered water to be discharged back through the Filterbelt. Recovered oil is then transferred to one of the three recovered oil tanks onboard, and can be pumped directly to a supplemental storage device.