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100% Removal
100% Separation
100% Recovery

SurfCleaner SCO 400 - for Oil Spill & Recovery

SurfCleaner is not your ordinary weir skimmer. Unlike many of our competitors’ skimmers, SurfCleaner offers 100% automatic and continuous removal, separation and recovery of oil, diesel, petrol, microplastics, sludge, debris, and more.

More than 30 SurfCleaner units have been in operation for 10+ years in the oil water separation segment. We have served a variety of customers, including oil refineries, coast guards, and industrial ports in the Nordics and in Europe, for example: Preem Refinery, Esso Refinery, Exxon Mobil, Swedish Coast Guard, The Port of Stockholm, and Midroc.

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Port of Stockholm

“SurfCleaner has made our daily work easier. The solution performs so well that the results are below the environmental requirement of 3 ppm hydrocarbons in the cleaned water.”

Niklas Lundqvist, Energy Port Manager


“We were asked to test SurfCleaner to find out what it could handle – and run it until it broke down. It has worked perfectly since 2004 and we have recovered our investment more than 20 times over.”

Erik Bäcklund, CEO


“We found that SurfCleaner improved both separation and cleaning efficiency in the gravimetric separator. Since the start it has been operating continuously.”

Erik Falkeman, Production Engineer Offsite
Stefan Jansson, Production Engineer

SCO 400 benefits

  • 100% removal, separation, and recovery of oil - with a water content of less than 0.5%
  • SCO 400-ATEX is certified for Zone 0. Certificate number: GEX 19ATEX1005
  • Automatic operation 24/7, over long periods of time, with minimal maintenance needs
  • Energy and cost-efficient operation, enabling substantial cost savings
  • Easy handling and installation with minimal service requirements
  • Developed for refineries, oil depots, harbours, and industrial facilities

The 100% Surface Separator Solution

Conventional solutions are often manual, inefficient and expensive

Oil spills in ports and oceans from accidents and other causes are a major pollution threat. Today, a variety of solutions, such as skimmers, barriers, chemicals, absorbants, and burning are used to collect and/or remove the oil with varying degrees of efficiency. The majority of solutions do not have the capability to remove oil sheens, petrol and diesel and these are often left to evaporate into the air.

SurfCleaner – a well-proven, energy efficient solution

Automated and highly effective, SurfCleaner represents a solid contribution towards managing the global water surface pollution problem. It is a well-proven, energy efficient surface separator that removes and separates pollutants from water surfaces. Easy to install, run and maintain, SurfCleaner will separate oil, petrol or diesel from the water surface at the location of the spill. The extent of the spill determines how many SurfCleaner units are required.

100% removal, separation, and recovery of 8,000 liters of oil per hour

The SurfCleaner technology is based on gravimetric separation, collecting both the carrier fluid and the top layer substance – allowing up to 100% separation of the top layer substance, and a separation capacity of 8,000 liters/h. Most of our customers have installed the SurfCleaner in an API pond, or basin, claiming that SurfCleaner is far more efficient and cost effective than other weir skimmers and separators.

Advanced yet simple

SurfCleaner is advanced yet ingeniously simple. The patented collection and separation process has been developed into a self-managing solution consisting of only two moving parts. The separated oil is discharged to an external storage tank. Disposal costs are mimimized since the oil is up to 100% pure and recyclable.

SurfCleaner has been developed through years of extensive research in close co-operation with customers. In addition to its impressive performance capabilities, it is durable and easily maintained.

For technical specifications, download the product sheet or contact us.

How it works:

1. 100% removal

The shape of the SurfCleaner, combined with the negative pressure, pulls the circular floating ring down under the water surface to create a circular inflow zone, making the oil on the surface flow into the SurfCleaner.

2. 100% Separation

The flow will pull the oil down towards the bottom of the SurfCleaner. Utilizing deflection disks the oil is forced out to the periphery of the SurfCleaner. The water continues out through the bottom outlet.

3. 100% recovery

With the water acting as a piston, the oil - with a water content of less than 0.5% - will then be transported to an external storage tank. A sensor connected to the control system makes it possible to discharge SurfCleaner automatically.