The RBS skimmer relies on adhesion of oil to the surface of a rotating Brush, Drum or Disc. As the Brush/Drum or disc rotates through the oil/water surface, the oil adheres to the Brush/Drum or Disc and removed by a scraper. The product is collected in a sump and pumped away.
The RBS skimmer can be used in a calm water environment where advancing water is no greater than .5 knots.
|Service type||Drum/Brush skimmer||Operating environment||Calm waters|
|Application||Stationary||Skimming speed||<5 kts|
|Nameplate recovery capacity (bbl/hr)||150 bbl/hr||Effective daily recovery rate (EDRC)||720|
|Weight (lbs.)||42||Max draft (ft)||.5'|
|L x W x H||5' x 3' x 1'||Sweep Width (ft.)||Varies with the amount
of containment boom for collection.
|On board storage||N/A||Debris handling||Not affected|
|Pump type||Separate pump necessary for
operation (diaphram pump recommended)
|Best in oil types||Diesel fuel to crude oil
weathered heavy oil,
sludge, palm oil,
fish oil and others
|Aux equipment||Hydraulic Power unit is
and pump necessary for operations
|Operators required||One (1)|
|Limitations||Capable of working in seas
of less than 3 ft.
|Head type||Free floating|
|C-130||DC-6||DC-3||737||Beaver||Otter||Cessna 206||Cessna 185||Heli||Barge||Tug (only)||Lrg F/V||Sm F/V||Pickup|
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