Petroextractor belt skimmer

Petroextractor belt skimmer

The PetroXtractor Belt Skimmer System is a reliable and cost-effective equipment for removing floating oil, fuel, and other hydrocarbons from water where access to the fluid surface is limited. Ideal for removing floating oil and other hydrocarbon liquids from existing monitoring or remediation wells.



  • Small assembly and operation area.
  • Chip resistant powder coated finish.
  • Custom belt lengths and materials.
  • Easily assembly to a flat surface.
  • Oil and fuel impervious strap and cleaners.
  • Weighted and tied tail pulley.
  • Quick cleaning with minimal maintenance.
  • Can be customized to the needs of the application.
  • The oleophilic tape is designed to work in extreme conditions and withstands temperatures up to 100º C (A.I.)
  • The pH of the water can be 6 to 10.

The Abanaki PetroXtractor is supplied with a head pulley guard, adjustable wiper blade assembly, foam belt, rear pulley, fractional hp, 110 VAC, 60 Hz gear motor, and assembly / maintenance instructions.

The equipment’s motor is fractional hp TEFC, 115VAC, single phase, 60 Hz geared motor, which includes 245 cm cable with electrical plug.

* Optional: 50 Hz; 3 phases; explosion proof; 12VDC; and pneumatics.


The oleophilic tape is composed of a flexible polymer that allows it great mobility.

A counterweight is located at the lower end of the belt to tighten it, this depends on the length of the belt and the viscosity of the product. Thanks to an additional motor and a pulley system, the belt will be in continuous rotation, recovering the hydrocarbon through a selective methodology.

The customer will define the width and depth of the belt, which will depend on the required flow rates, the diameter of the piezometer and the viscosity of the product.

Recovery rates

Belt width                    Recovery rate
2.5 cm (for 1 inch)         11 L/h
5 cm (for 2 inches)         23 L/h
10 cm (for 4 inches)       45 L/h


PetroXtractor is designed for those applications that have a limited access area and a deep drop between the mounting surface and the liquid surface. The unit can be used anywhere, even where electrical power or compressed air is not available. Air and explosion proof motors are available for areas where combustible fumes may be present. Vapor-proof models can also improve the explosion-proof properties of the unit.

  • Groundwater monitoring wells
  • Recovery wells.
  • Underground tanks.


  • It allows existing monitoring wells to be used as recovery wells.
  • The laptop can be easily transported from one place to another.
  • A single unit separates oil and lifts it up to 100 feet without a pump.
  • Recovers very little water (unlike other skimmers).
  • Maintains the efficiency of the skimmer process with a fluctuating water level.
  • The tail pulley is tied to the frame to prevent accidental loss.
  • Easy assembly, fast cleaning with minimal maintenance.
  • Belt materials adapt to any application.

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