High performance weir skimmers

Foilex TDS skimmers are high performance weir skimmers for harbour, coastal or offshore oil spills. The units handle all types of hydrocarbons, from light diesel fuel to heavy crude oil.  All models are suitable for advancing and stationary skimming operations.

Foilex TDS skimmers feature the well proven self-adjusting flow-controlled inlet weir, with automatic parallel weir lip movement to water surface. Weir working depth is controlled by pump flow rate, and determines the quantity of water in the recovered product.

The skimmers incorporate heavy duty submersible Archimedes Twin Disc Screw pumps which provide 70% higher capacity than traditional screw pumps.  The pumps are hydraulically driven and need as such a hydraulic power pack for their operation.  The stainless steel pump casing as standard provides high resistance against corrosion and abrasive wear.

The skimmers are mounted on a robust stainless steel frame which sustains the three floats and protects the pump.

Key features

  • TDS skimmers handle all types of oil spills, from light diesel fuels to heavy crude mixed with debris.
  • Extremely high recovery capacities at low pump revolutions.
  • Large 360º inlet opening with strong cutting knives for efficient debris handling.
  • The pump casing is easily dismantled for maintenance and cleaning.
  • By removing the floating structure, the skimmer can easily be converted to an efficient submersible transfer or discharge pump.