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FAQ

I AM CONSIDERING THE IN-TANK FLOATING SKIMMER. HOW DO I KNOW IF IT IS SUITABLE FOR MY APPLICATION?

The In-Tank Floating Skimmer removes small, floating particulates and lightweight surface oil to help prevent voids in the finish.

Solution is drawn by vacuum through slots on the polypropylene Skimmer Trash Trap and through the Skimmer Head, which floats on the surface. A filter cartridge removes the contaminants, then solution is discharged from the pump to create agitation. Filter cartridges must be changed as necessary when clogged with oil or solids.

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• The Skimmer is not made for thick oil or large volumes of oil or heavy solids. It is used only to remove a light surface sheen and small particulates.

• It is important to know the type of oil to be removed and the volume to be removed per day or week.

• In cases of thick oil or high volumes of oil, the Skimmer should not be considered a substitute for mechanical oil-skimming wheels, belts, mops, weirs, absorbent media, related devices and materials.

• The complete polypropylene assembly includes the Skimmer Head, Skimmer Trash Trap, associated piping, parts, and filter cartridge(s).

• The Skimmer Trash Trap is available in three lengths — 10, 15 and 20 inches (25, 38 and 50 cm) and in three different configurations: Single (holds one filter cartridge), Double (holds two cartridges), and Quad (holds four cartridges).

• The BX650 model can be used with the Single Skimmer.

• The BX1200 model can be used with the Single or Double Skimmer.

• The BX3000, BX5000, BXL2500 and BXL5000 models can be used with the Double or Quad Skimmer.

• The Lab Series model cannot be used with a Skimmer.

• The Skimmer cannot be used in hard chrome or other hot or concentrated chromic acid solutions. This is because the chromic acid rapidly attacks and damages the polypropylene parts and welded areas on the Skimmer.

Click here for basic Skimmer information and photos.

And see this link for Skimmer operating instructions and drawings.

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