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SurfCleaner® SCO 8000

A proven oil skimmer separator hybrid for industrial wastewater treatment. Download product sheet here.

SurfCleaner – Skimmer Separator Hybrids
for Oil Refinery Wastewater Treatment


The SurfCleaner technology is based on gravimetric oil/water separation, collecting both the carrier fluid and the top layer substance – allowing 100% separation of the pollutant, with a separation capacity of up to 8,000 liters oil per hour. Many petroleum refineries and oil refineries use SurfCleaner skimmer separator hybrids in API separators – where they can help reducing VOC emissions with up to 95%.

More than 30 SurfCleaner skimmer separator hybrids have been in operation for 10+ years in the oil water separation sector. We have served oil refineries, coast guards, and industrial ports, for example: Preem Refinery, Esso Refinery, Exxon Mobil, Swedish Coast Guard, The Port of Stockholm, and Midroc

How the SurfCleaner
Oil Wastewater Treatment Technology Works

SurfCleaner SCO 8000
Skimmer Separator Hybrid
Demo Video

Replace Your Old Skimmers
with More Efficient Skimmer Separator Hybrids

SurfCleaner for industrial wastewater treatment comes in two sizes – for different capacity and handling needs.
Learn more about the SurfCleaner SCO 1000 – a fully self contained system for removal, separation and recovery of pollution in remote locations.


High-capacity Oil/Water Skimmer Separator Hybrid – SCO 8000

The SCO 8000 is a proven skimmer separator hybrid for industrial wastewater treatment. Most refineries have installed the SCO 8000 in API separators, where it will run automatically and continuously, reducing VOC emissions, operational costs and recovering up to 8,000 pure oil per hour. 

  • Automatic removal and separation of oil from wastewater with 100% oil separation capability
  • Recovers 100% of the oil with a water content of < 0.5%
  • SCO 8000-ATEX is certified for Zone 0.
  • Capacity to collect and separate 8,000 liters of oil per hour
  • Continuous, automatic operation 24/7, over long periods of time, with minimal maintenance needs​
  • Energy and cost-efficient operation with low maintenance, enabling substantial cost savings

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

SurfCleaner vs Traditional Oil Skimmers

Unlike the majority of conventional oil skimmers – floating oil skimmer, weir skimmer, drum skimmer, disc skimmer or belt skimmer – SurfCleaner solutions are capable of removing thin oil sheens, petrol and diesel – without manual adjustments. The SurfCleaner surface separator technology offers fully automatic and continuous skimming with 100% separation capability for wastewater treatment in the oil and gas industry.

The SurfCleaner oil/water surface separators work without hydraulics, pneumatics, powerpack or pump, and are easy to install, run and maintain. They allow customers to recover 100% of the oil – with a water content of less than 0.5%

Testing: Small Skimmer Separator Hybrid

Prototype Testing: New Model Oil Skimmer Separator Hybrid

Customer references

Port of Stockholm

“SurfCleaner has made our daily work easier, and the results are below the environmental requirement of 3 ppm hydrocarbons in the cleaned water.”


“We were asked to test SurfCleaner and run it until it broke down. It has hasn't broken down since 2004 and we have recovered our investment more than 20 times over.”


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

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SurfCleaner Skimmer Separator Hybrid Applications


Oil spill & recovery


Wastewater treatment


Ocean debris and plastics