The Barracuda 4 oil skimming system is designed for medium to large industrial applications such as pits, holding ponds, API separator waste tanks, or any location where waste oil collects. This unit is capable of pulling between 200 and 250 feet of Rope Mope and can achieve very high oil recovery rates.

The Barracuda 4’s high recovery rates can be attributed to its unique ability to utilize large or small belt mop or rope mop.

Because of its design, the Barracuda 4 can be adapted to suit many applications. Standard units come with 1/2 hp, 120/1/60, hazardous location motors. However, other drive options are available including larger hp motors, variable speed drives, and single or 3 phase and 120/240V. Complete, skid mounted skimmer systems and winterization packages are also available.

The Barracuda 4S is a complete oil recovery system. This system is designed to remove and recover surface oil, collect it in its intermediate storage tank, and automatically activate the oil transfer pump.

Product Overview

Dimensions:  (B-4) 38-1/2’’*19-5/8” (B-4S) 52-1/2’’*52-1/8’’
Weight: (B4) 102lbs (B4S) 425lbs
Power Requirements:  120, 240, 460 VAC
Recovery Element: OCW 3-4
Max Mop Speed: (single speed) 14 ft/min – (variable speed) 25 ft/min

Construction Materials

Housing: T-304 Stainless
Sump: Carbon Steel
Rollers: Buna-N w/ Aluminium Shafts
Rope Mop: Polypropylene

Barracuda 4 Rope Mop
Barracuda 4 Rope Mop

The system’s collection tank is equipped with automatic level sensors that activate the transfer pump when the tank is full. The tank also has an overflow drain in the event the pump system fails. Other features are a 3-inch drain/clean-out oil immersion heater and a removable trash screen. The standard tank has a capacity of 65 gallons, but can be sized to customer specifications.

The transfer pump is a 2” progressive cavity pump driven by a 1hp explosion proof electric motor. This system has a pumping capacity of 24 gallons per minute. Other pump packages are available upon request to meet customer specifications. The Barracuda 4S is also available with a variable speed module. This allows the operator to adjust the speed of the Rope Mop for varying conditions in oil thickness, viscosity, and to control recovery and efficiency rates. Extension arms/troughs can be added for down hole or vertical applications, such as, high docks, sumps, or for clearance over or through guard rails, etc.