A FRIESS Oil Skimmer with oil collector tube replaced the belt oil skimmer. The floating oil, fat, and chemical sludge is removed from the entire surface by the floating oil collector tube, after which it flows via an open chute to a second tank, where the oil, fat and sludge is collected. Very sticky products may also be separated by the oil skimmer. Sometimes these sticky products may even block the open chute. In this case, it is very easy to clean the chute since, compared to a pipe, it can’t be clogged. The oil skimmer is powered by Atex-certified motors. The oil skimmer is resistant to the exposure of various chemicals in the waste water streams, since it is manufactured using stainless steel. All seal types used in this skimmer are impervious to the chemicals. These seals allow the maintenance department to clean the oil skimmer using high pressure cleaners. For the past 12 months, this FRIESS Oil Skimmer has been working trouble free, and without maintenance.