DESMI DBD13-4 Ultra Lightweight High Capacity Skimmer

DESMI DBD13-4 Ultra Lightweight High Capacity Skimmer

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The DESMI DBD13-4 ultralight high capacity skimmer system is a lightweight skimmer for easy one-person handling and is suitable for use in a wide range of environments including recovering oil in ports, harbours, rivers, and coastal areas.

Designed to utilise interchangeable brush and disc recovery banks, the skimmer is capable of recovering a wide range of oils.

As a system, the DESMI DBD13-4 lightweight skimmer system includes a powerful diesel hydraulic power pack equipped with wheels for easy transport, transfer pump and the necessary hoses and connectors. Certified by Bureau Veritas, the system can recover oil at a rate of up to 24 m³ per hour. The integrated transfer pump has a capacity of 30 m³/h.

Construction, capability and operation:
The DESMI DBD13-4 skimmer head is made of reinforced fiberglass, which makes it naturally resistant to corrosion. The skimmer is able to resist a load of 100 kg and is equipped with four lifting points to enable safe lifting. Depending on the oil type, viscosity, slick thickness, and temperature, the skimmer can recover up to 24 m³ per hour, with very low water content of between 2-5%. The power pack is within a stainless steel frame for strength, durability and corrosion resistance. At a comfortable operation height is a panel for the hydraulic manoeuvring – hand/electric starting system. The power pack can be used independently as a hydraulic power source or a powerful transfer pump.


  • Modular system arrangement – interchangeable between brush and disc.
  • Rapidly deployed, easy to connect.
  • High capacity oil recovery for a wide range of spill conditions –very low water content of between 2-5% (Certified by Lloyd’s).
  • Lightweight for easy one-person handling


DESMI designs and manufactures an extensive range of systems to recover oil and chemicals from the marine and inland environment. DESMI products include skimmers, booms, storage tanks, power packs, pumps, dispersant systems, vessels and ancillary items.

DESMI’s extensive range of containment booms and oil skimmers supports their oil spill response solutions which are highly trusted in the industry. Whether the requirement is for offshore or shoreline areas; the arctic or equatorial environment, DESMI delivers proven solutions for all spill conditions and offers outstanding life-cycle costs.


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