The skimmer design base on one module comprising five brush belts. The brush belt module are forming a collection area in front of the buoyancy wall of the skimmer, where behind a DESMI DOP Dual 250 is placed. All connections for hydraulics and discharge are behind the boom system for easy connection.
This special designed skimmer has a progressive oil recovery capability compared to the well-known DESMI Ro-Skim, which is a more traditional weir skimmer. The buoyancy wall of the DESMI Octopus In-line Skimmer has hinge connectors to allow the incorporation in a DESMI Speed-Sweep, which have connectors in the center of apex.
The collecting system enables the skimmer to operate at high pickup rates with a minimum of water content. This was proven at the ASTM standard test protocol program in OHMSETT were an oil efficiency was measured to 98.4% on oil type I-II (7°C) 500-800cSt.