Friess Appoints UK Distributor for Oil Skimming Technology

Posted: Friday 4th December 2009

Water filtration specialist Industrial Purification Systems Ltd (IPS) has been appointed soleUKdistributor of oil skimmer technology manufactured by German based Friess GMBH. This appointment now extends the range ofIPS’s capabilities to include the effective removal of oils and fats from contaminated water.

IPS’s managing director Steve Cupples says: “Oil and fats on water are very visible and increasingly this is becoming a major issue for water treatment companies and users alike. By incorporating oil skimmer technology we can reduce the effect of oils and fats on filters and processes further downstream.

“The Friess oil skimmer technology is very effective at removal and containment, and what is even more attractive is that the technology is very simple to apply, if it is applied correctly.

“Conventional mops or belts are fine for quick fixes. However, in our experience such equipment quickly becomes oil or dirt saturated and when this happens the pickup of oil becomes less effective unless the belt or mop are replaced, which is costly and very messy. With the Friess Oil Skimmer the skimmer tube is being constantly cleaned which ensures effective oil removal performance remains constant.”

IPS already has several oil skimmer units successfully installed in the steel, food, glass and automotive industries.

“We are seeing an increasing demand for this technology across the UK,” Steve explains. “It can be applied to so many industries that use water for processes which involve any oils, grease or fats which is why this appointment is so important.”

The UK distributorship sees IPS stocking complete units as well as consumable spares and replacement oil tubes.

IPS has over 25 years experience in the water filtration business. Its expertise is utilised to eradicate problems in the drinking water and process industries, helping companies to find solutions to some of the most complex production process requirements. Its systems are used in a variety of industries, ranging from food and chemicals processing and manufacturing, to the painting of motor vehicle bodies.

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