AC Sipper Pneumatic Product Skimmer

  • Available in single or multi-well configurations
  • Solar powered versions are also available

The AC Sipper is a Single-Phase, 110-220V AC, powered remediation system, designed for recovery applications where electrical power is available. This uniquely flexible system can be configured for up to eight wells. The compact, easy-to-install features make this unit an industry favorite!

The AC Sipper uses a unique downwell pump to recover hydrocarbons through a floating oleophilic/hydrophobic intake filter. Once the pump canister is filled via the vacuum cycle, the pump reverses, pressurizes the system and pumps the recovered fluid to the surface and into a storage vessel.

The AC Sipper can effectively extract fluids from depths to 180 feet below ground surface and recover viscous hydrocarbons such as 90 weight oil when our heavy oil skimmer is utilized.

AC Sipper Diagram

The Geotech AC Sipper recovers floating hydrocarbons (LNAPL) from wells using an AC powered pressure/vacuum pump. The standard Skimmer features a unique product intake assembly that incorporates both a density float and an oleophilic/hydrophobic filter that differentiates between floating hydrocarbons and water. The skimmer floats just above the oil/water interface to collect and remove hydrocarbons from the well into an optional above ground storage tank.

The Geotech AC Sipper is also available for recovery of sinking product (DNAPL) from wells when using a fixed intake.

Applications 2" (50 mm) or larger recovery wells
Recovery Rate 0.2 gallons (757 ml) per cycle
Max Operating Depth 180 feet (55 m)
Power Requirements 87 to 240 Volts AC
2.7 to 1 Amp(s)
Max Pressure 100 PSIG (7 bar)
Max Vacuum 20" Hg @ MSL (50 mm Hg)
Oil/Water Separation Oleophilic/hydrophobic mesh screen
Operating Temperature 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Storage Temperature Range -20° to 150°F (-29° to 66°C)
Humidity 90% non-condensing (max.)
Size 10" D x 18" T x 16" W (25.4cm D x 45.7cm T x 40.6cm W)
Approx. Weight 35 lbs. (15.9 kg) single channel
51 lbs. (23.1 kg) eight channel
Rating NEMA 3R
Optional Downwell Pump
Size 23.5" L x 1.75" OD (59.7cm L x 4.4cm OD)
Weight 4.5 lbs. (2.04 kg)
Materials 303 and 304 Stainless Steel, Flexible Rubber Tubing, PVC, Brass
Optional Skimmer Assemblies
  2" Model 4" Model
Effective Travel Range 12" (30.5cm) 24" (61cm)
Size 35.5" L x 1.75" OD (90.2cm L x 4.4cm OD) 35.5" L x 3.75" OD (90.2cm L x 9.5cm OD)
Weight 1.75 lbs. (.79 kg) 2.25 lbs. (1.02 kg)
Operating Temperature 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Storage Temperature -20° to 150°F (-29° to 66°C)
Materials 304 Stainless Steel, Polyethylene, PVC, Polypropylene, Brass
Optional Tubing
Air .17" ID x .25" OD (4.3mm ID x 6mm OD)
Discharge .375" ID x .5" OD (9.5mm ID x 12.7mm OD)