weir oil skimmer
SLURP (Self-Leveling Unit for Removing Pollution) is a self-adjusting, floating weir-type oil skimmer, originally developed by Esso Research Centre, Abingdon, England. Used worldwide for over twenty years to remove oil and other floating pollutants from the surface of protected waters, SLURP is one of the most versatile skimmers made, working efficiently in any situation at rates up to 44 gpm [10 m³/h]. Rugged and lightweight, it can easily be handled by one person.
The SLURP Oil Skimmer has no moving parts. Weir immersion is remotely controlled from the pump; there is nothing to adjust at the skimmer. The SLURP works well in long swells and even in short, choppy waves owing to its unique design. Unlike most conventional floating weir-type skimmers which become unstable when the weir level is set very close to the surface, the SLURP will adjust to any depth of weir immersion and skim the thinnest of oil slicks.