runoff pit

runoff pit

[′rən‚ȯf ‚pit]
(mining engineering)
Catchment area to which spillage from classifiers, thickeners, and slurry pumps can gravitate if it becomes necessary to dump their contents. Also known as spill pit.
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These small oil skimmers are used in the metalworking industries to remove unwanted tramp oils from coolant tanks on individual machine tools and parts washers, and are also used to pick up floating oil in runoff pit and tanks, and for removing hydrocarbons from monitoring wells.
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