The Model 5H waste oil recovery system from Oil Skimmers, Inc. removes oily waste using free-floating collector tube. Oil adheres to the outside of the floating, closed-loop tube as it is drawn across the surface of the water and into the oil skimmer.
The collector tube snakes over and around floating debris, adjusting automatically to changing water levels. The tube is drawn up into the skimmer and through scrapers that remove the oil. Then the tube returns to the water surface to collect more oil, while the recovered oil flows to a collection container.