Model 6V

When it comes to oil skimming solutions, the Oil Skimmers Model 6V Brill® oil skimming system is the dependable, cost-effective and uncomplicated solution for removing oily waste from water during the manufacturing and wastewater treatment process.

The Oil Skimmers Model 6V waste oil recovery system removes animal, vegetable and petroleum-based oils, fats, greases, and oily wastes that float on the surface of water or other liquids. The unit efficiently removes as much as 100 gallons of waste oil per hour, and discharges it to the collection vessel. The recovered oil is virtually water-free.


Features and Benefits

  • Closed-loop collector tube floats on water surface
  • Collector tube performance is unaffected by any floating debris
  • Tube easily floats up or down to adjust to changing water level
  • Gyrating action of collector tube breaks up oil crusts
  • Virtually maintenance-free operation
  • Unique anti-clogging design
  • Cast metal housing and structural members
  • High performance, quiet-running motor
  • Can operate unattended 24/7
  • Up to 30-year operating life

How the Model 6V Works
The Oil Skimmers Model 6V Brill® waste oil recovery system removes oil from water using a specially formulated collector tube:

  • Oil adheres to the outside of the floating closed-loop tube as it is drawn across the surface of the contaminated water and into the oil skimmer
  • Unlike other types of skimmer skimmers, which can get clogged by floating debris, the tube type skimmer snakes over and around floating debris, adjusting automatically to changing water levels
  • The tube is then drawn up into the oil skimmer and through scrapers that remove the oil
  • The tube returns to the water surface to collect more oil
  • Recovered oil flows into a collection container

The Expertly Crafted, Customizable Oil Separation Solution
Engineered for headache-free operation, the external parts of the Oil Skimmers Model 6V Brill® unit – the drive wheel fingers, scrapers, and pressure blocks – are made of high abrasion-resistant ceramic. Gearing is engineered to require minimal power and maintenance, and sealed in a cast housing to protect them from conditions found in environments where skimmers often are placed.

Thoughtful design and durable construction ensure the Model 6V Brill® system an operational life span of 25 to 30 years. Many units have been in service for more than 30 years and are still going strong.

The Oil Skimmers Model 6V Brill® waste oil recovery system has been designed to operate continually and unattended as it separates animal, vegetable, and petroleum-based oils, fats, and greases floating on the surface of industrial process water and wastewater.

Pre-engineered mounting systems increase the 6V’s versatility and flexibility. They simplify placement of the system on pits, sumps, ponds, and open or closed tanks, thus eliminating costly development and fabrication of creating your own mount.

With experience in over 35,000 applications, our experienced representatives are available to survey your oil removal needs and provide a complete oil removal system to meet even the most challenging oil on water problem.

Typical Applications
Model 6V oil skimmers are at work in thousands of applications worldwide. A sampling includes:

  • Machining and Metalworking
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Saltwater Disposal Sites
  • Heat Treating
  • Steel Production
  • Chemical Processing
  • Poultry Processing
  • Metal Processing
  • Automotive Parts Manufacturing
  • Food Processing
  • Fuel Distribution
  • Metal Office Furniture
  • Power Generation
  • Heavy Equipment Wash
  • Tank and Truck Wash Facilities
  • And any application where waste oil needs removed from water or coolant
No matter what your application needs, Oil Skimmers Inc. has a system that will manage all your waste oil recovery efforts.


Oil Skimmers, Inc. has been providing simple, effective and cost-saving oil removal solutions to business and industry for over 50 years.
Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, the company has 38 sales/services offices in the United States, and 48 dealers overseas.

The company’s focus is on the production of reliable equipment that provides years of trouble-free operation, and friendly, customer-oriented service.

Using high quality parts, our systems are designed to be your valuable “silent employee” by doing their job of picking up oil day after day, year after year, with virtually no supervision or maintenance.

When problems arise concerning oil removal from wastewater, it is nice to know you are dealing with a company whose personnel have seen and solved 35,000 applications in all industries, in 119 countries around the world.

No matter your application, Oil Skimmers, Inc. has a system that will manage your waste oil recovery efforts. Call or contact us today, and we’ll find the right system for you.


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