- The chain link belt system recovers the heaviest and most difficult to deal with oils and water in oil emulsions.
- Capable of recovering 30 tonnes an hour of oil.
- For use on beaches, in lagoons and at sea.
- Trailer mounted with a turn table feature for ease of handling and rapid deployment.
- Can also be mounted on board ship as in the force 5 vessel.
The basic element used in this system
has been specifically designed and developed to handle the
heaviest of oils and water in oil emulsions and is purely
mechanical in operation. It is intended for operation in
lagoons, on beaches, in sheltered waters and in industrial
The basic collecting/conveying method
enables oil to be picked up from a pit, tank, or water surface
and deposited in a hopper for pumping away, or it can be
deposited directly into containers or even conveyed to storage
by a second conventional belt conveyor.
The basic element of the Series 5000
heavy oil recovery unit consists of a specially designed
composite chain link belt which, when presented to the oil,
is able to draw it into the pockets in the belt and it is
then conveyed upwards to an extracting roller where the
oil is forcibly removed from the chain pockets and deposited
into a hopper from where it is then transported into storage.
The extracting roller also serves as the main drive for
The carriage which carries the
chain can operate from nearly horizontal to 45 degrees
below and is extendable to enable the working end
to be placed anywhere in the working sector of operation.
The power for the unit, which is
completely self contained, is supplied by an air-cooled
diesel engine running at a very modest speed. This
drives a tandem hydraulic pump unit fed by oil from
a large capacity reservoir. One of the pumps supplies
the main chain drive roller and also the hydraulic
cylinders which deploy and extend the chain belt carriages.
The second pump supplies hydraulic power to a low
speed motor driving a powerful product transfer pump
which is piped so that it may transfer product from
the machine to storage. It may also be reversed so
that it can pump from the storage side to skips, trucks
or road tankers etc. Each operation is controlled
by a single lever valve.
The machine has a built in fuel
tank for general operation but for extended periods
of running it is provided with the facility for connection
to bulk storage via a flexible pipe connection.
For normal operation in the land based mode the machine
is turntable mounted on to a close coupled four wheel
trailer chassis, the swivelling facility allowing
it to be used from any position off the trailer. It
also allows the machine to be stowed for transport
in the best position. The trailer is equipped with
overrun brakes and auto reversing, 50mm ball hitch,
handbrake and spare wheel.
For shipboard operation it is used without a trailer
and it presents a flat under surface for ease of mounting.
Quick mounting shoes or standard ‘twistlock’
fittings can be supplied if desired.
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