Steel Mill Oil Skimmers
In the steel industry, oil in and on water is a constant. Bless these steel guys. By the very nature of their operations, oil gets spilled or leaked regularly, resulting in lots of floating oil and it needs to be removed. Call (314) 579-9755
RULE #1 — Shut it down! Never!
RULE #2 — Keep it running till the downturn. Always!
In the steel industry, oil in and on water is a constant due to the very nature of their operations. Steel operations require lots of water. All mills have water storage and treatment problems that go hand in hand with the extreme equipment and systems needs for cooling water. Oil gets spilled, dripped or leaked accidently and regularly, resulting in lots of floating oil that needs to be removed from the water so the water can be reused and / or discharged safely. In addition to the leaked oil, a lot of steel cooling operations actually create oily solutions for rolling, annnealing, and other non processes. Some cold rolling ops use animal fat to make a rolling emulsion / lubricant. It's lovely when it gets old but it's pretty cheap and very effective. Some hot strip finishing processes are using a combo of vegetable and fish oil as a rolling solution.
Steel customers include: Acme, Bethlehem, Chapperal, Ispat Inland, ISG, USS, Great Lakes, Granite City, NAS, Northstar, WCI, Weirton, LTV, National, Keystone, Laclede, AK, McClouth, Geneva, Nucor, Chicago, Steel Tech, Heidtman, Roll Coaters, Oil Technology, OilTech, Gallatin, half of these are gone or renamed now.
The steel mill oil skimming applications are the toughest in the world. The equipment has to be rugged and simple enough to run without any attention or maintenance. There is simply not enough manpower to stay on top of it. It will usually be ignored until it breaks! We have developed specialty skimmers, hardened specifically for the steel industry! Simple and effective skimmers. That’s where we come in! We have a goodly amount of experience and equipment in the steel industry. We know how to match the application to the correct and appropriate technology, which often means: "We’ve already screwed that one up." For oil in scale pits, clarifiers, API’s, retention ponds, basement ponds, sewers, sloughs, oil/water separators, ditches — what have you. We’ve been there and have a different way of working it.
BOTTOM LINE: STEEL INDUSTRY HAS A LOT OF OILY WATER! None of that matters to the FLOATING Drum Skimmer (FDS). It's our tool of choice for the steel industry. It's tough, rugged, simple and deadly effective. We have units in place at some mills that have been running for over 20 years.