The HELIX represents a significant advancement in skimmer technology. This circular brush skimmer is the result of several years of research and development.
We have overcome the challenges presented by this circular design by engineering a unique brush drive train and combing mechanisms. Ro-Clean has recognized for some time that circular skimmers have considerable operational advantages over square or rectangular units – namely that the oil is able to flow freely onto the brushes from any angle, which is especially important with heavy and thick oils that do not flow well.
This principle has been proven with our traditional line of self- adjusting weir skimmers. This design also significantly increases the total surface area of brushes in contact with the oil layer, in this case over 13 linear feet! The HELIX brush adaptor is available for the TERMINATOR, TERMITE as well as other weir skimmers.
The HELIX completed testing at OHMSETT under the new USCG protocol with great success! The testing included light and heavy oil in waves. Contact us if you would like a copy of the test data.
|TECHNICAL DATA:||HELIX with DOP-DUAL 250 pump|
|Skimmer dimensions||2.2 x 2.4 x 1.1 m / 86 x 94 x 43"|
|Weight complete skimmer head||215 kg / 474 lbs|
|Brush discs||24 x 290 mm / 11.5" diameter, bristle length 100 mm/4"|
|Brush assembly||1.3 m / 51" diameter|
|Brush speed||35 rpm max.|
|Drive motor||Fitted with 40:1 gearbox|
|Brush hydraulic demand||10 litres/min. at 100 bar / 2.6 US gpm at 1,450 psi|
|Hydraulic connections||½" supply and return, 3/8" drain|
|Offloading pump||DOP-DUAL 250|
|Pump capacity||125 m²/h / 550 US gpm|
|Maximum discharge pressure||10 bar/145 psi|
|Viscosity range||The DOP-DUAL 250 pump can handle most oil that will flow|
|Pump inlet||250 mm / 10"|
|Discharge connection||4,5 or 6" Camlock type or other on request. Flange available.|
|Standard materials||Seawater resistant aluminium casing, high tensile plate wheel, SS Ni-Resist crew. Stainless steel version available on request.|
|Pump hydraulic||Requirement 50 kW / 67 hp maximum
160 litres / 42 US gpm at 210 bar / 3,050 psi max.
|Hydraulic||Connections 3/4" or 1" supply and return, 3/8" drain.|
|Hose set||20, 30 or 40 m hydraulic and discharge hoses with quick couplings.|