Elastec Groved Disc

Elastec Groved Disc X30 Skimmer


The X30 skimming system uses the latest patented grooved disc technology for recovering oil from the surface of water. The system recovered 4,670 gallons per minute (1,060 cubic meters per hour) at an average 90 percent efficiency while being officially and independently tested at the Ohmsett facility in New Jersey.

The X30 is a custom-fabricated system especially designed for dedicated oil spill recovery vessels fitted with side channel systems for SEAPRO's OSRV's.

The X30 skimmer system is composed of two skimming devices (each employing two patented Elastec grooved discs), a 8 gpm E150 pump and a hose package. The system operates in conjunction with the boat’s hydraulics.

The system is designed to recover liquids of light to medium viscosity, occurring in low– to high-volume concentrations. It can be used in open water or river environments,.


Manufacture Elastec Model X30
Service type Groved Disc Operating environment Protected waters
Application Advancing skimmer Skimming speed 2-3 kts
Nameplate recovery capacity 189 bbl/hr Water recovery Max 15%
Effective daily recovery capacity 907 Sweep width (ft) Varies (increases as additional
boom is added to skimming system.
Wave height (ft) 6.5' dependant on
vessel capacity
Length (ft) 58"
Width (in) 19" Height (ft) 31"
Maximum draft (ft) N/A Transit speed Vessel speed
Debris handling Auto/Not affected Pump type Hydraulic
Best in oil types Light to medium viscosity. Operators required One (1)
Aux Equipment Hydraulic Power unit and E150 pump
are necessary for to unit to operate.

Transportation Modes

C-130 DC-6 DC-3 737 Beaver Otter Cessna 206 Cessna 185 Heli Barge Tug (only) Lrg F/V Sm F/V Pickup
Fixed asset to OSRV

Locations & Quantities

Zone 1

55°23'47.94"N 131°43'45.85"W

Zone 7

58°17'26.76"N 134°23'33.26"W

OSRV Rudyerd Bay
OSRV Neka Bay

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