Tramp Oils

A storage tank is a holding or collection tank for tramp oils recovered from the separation process of removing tramp oils from the coolant.

Tramp oils have a resale value and must not have any water mixed in. Therefore, after the separation process, the coolant is recycled. With water as the coolant, the water may be released into the nearest waterway or the sewerage system to be further processed if not reused. When the coolant is recycled after separation, it cannot have any tramp oils in it which requires an extremely sorbent oil skimmer. A decanter also facilitates the separation process, ensuring a more complete separation of tramp oils from coolant.

In order to extend the life of coolants, tramp oils must be continually skimmed from the surface of the tank.

The employment of oil sorbent skimmers to remove tramp oils is advantageous in the usage of coolant, its treatment, as well as its disposal. In fact, the proper disposal of coolants can be quite costly. With increased efficiency of the oil sorbent skimmers, this presents a decrease in the loss of time and money. Money is saved by recycling the coolant and selling the recovered tramp oils in the marketplace to be refined in order to be reused, making it advantageous to increase the bottom line.

Ambar Environmental has the solutions for your operations facility’s needs.

Ambar’s oil sorbent materials have been specially designed and fabricated to leave essentially no tramp oils in the wake, leaving your operations facility more sanitized, with an overall emphasis on safety and health, with the added bonus of cost efficiency. Our inventory currently includes the Rope Mop Skimmers: Barracuda 3, Barracuda 4, and the Barracuda 6. It also includes the Belt Mop Skimmers, the Sparrow Hawk 2. Each of these oil skimmers have been designed to meet your company’s specific oil skimming and separation needs.

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!