Belt Mop Oil Skimmer Closeup

Today, we would like to show you a closeup of one of our belt mop oil skimmers at work. In the YouTube video closeup, you can see the dirty belt of the skimmer going into the wringer system on one side. Then, the belt comes out pretty clean with much less dirty oil on the other side. In our closeup, you can see the belt moving fairly slowly to ensure that the contaminants are taken out as efficiently as possible.

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How Do Belt Mop Oil Skimmers Work?

Ambar Oil Skimmers - Belt Mop Oil Skimmers, CloseupBelt oil skimmers use an endless steel or synthetic belt which the machine lowers into the tank or vessel to be skimmed. In the closeup of our belt mop oil skimmer, you can see parts of the dirty belt and parts of the clean belt. Here is how it works…  after passing through the tank, the belt passes through a sort of wiper blade system which removes the oil from both sides.  Since belt mop oil skimmers are used in harsh conditions, the skimmer is generally turned off whenever there is no oil to skim thus minimizing the amount of water collected. The skimmer works on the difference in surface tension of oil and water allowing the rotating continuous belt to attract waste oil and reject water.

About Our Skimmers

The Sparrow Hawk 2 Belt Mop Oil Skimmer is rapid and effective in the removal of tramp oils from coolant tanks, wash water sumps or any confined space where hydrocarbons gather. This mechanism is extraordinarily uncomplicated to control. The simplistic design allows for the removal of tramp oils vertically as well as horizontally. A singular continuous loop of oil sorbent “mop” is released from the unit, traversing across the oily surface, and then is retrieved to the mechanism housing where a squeegee releases the captured oil from the belt mop. The Sparrow Hawk 2 is a second generation skimmer that possesses the exceptional skimming proficiency of the Original Tramp Champ, and distinguishes the significance of its reliability and ease of operation. These recycled tramp oils have value because they can be sold to other companies at a profit. The primary value of capturing these oils is to prolong the life of the facilities’ machinery. Waters or other coolants become recycled, reducing manufacturing costs because the need to purchase new coolants is significantly reduced.

With over 40 years of experience in the oil skimming industry,

Ambar’s highly qualified specialists can advise your facility management team how our waste oil recovery systems can be adapted to your specific requirements, as well as the best use of our waste oil recovery systems. To learn more about how our waste oil recovery systems can best serve your facility or to request a quote, please email us at You can call our sales specialists locally at (504) 328-9877 or (504) 328-9874.

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We are located at 1030 Victory Drive, Westwego, Louisiana, 70094. Let your waste oils become our dilemma because we have the solutions!