The most effective way to separate oil on water surfaces
Conventional solutions are often manual, inefficient and expensive
Oil spills in the oceans from accidents and other causes are a major pollution threat. Today, a variety of solutions, such as skimmers, barriers, chemicals 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 collect petrol and diesel and these are often left to evaporate into the air.
Ultra-SurfCleaner – a well-proven, energy efficient solution
Automated and highly effective, Ultra-SurfCleaner is a skimmer/separator hybrid that represents a solid contribution towards managing the global water surface pollution problem. It is a well-proven, energy efficient system that collects and separates pollutants from water surfaces. Easy to install, run and maintain, Ultra-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 Ultra-SurfCleaner units are required.
The Ultra-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 (2,113 gal) per hour. Most of our customers have installed the Ultra-SurfCleaner in an API separator, claiming that Ultra-SurfCleaner is far more efficient and cost effective than other skimmers and separators.
Advanced yet simple
Ultra-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. Ultra-Surf Cleaner 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.
How Ultra-SurfCleaner Works
Step 1: Removal – The propeller creates a negative pressure, causing the water with the oil on the surface to flow into the Ultra-SurfCleaner.
Step 2: Separation – Deflection disks force the oil and the water to the periphery. As the flow velocity drops, the oil is forced upwards to the ceiling while the water is forced down towards the propeller and the outlet. Separation of the oil from the water is up to 100%.
Step 3: Recover – With the water acting as a piston, the oil is discharged at the rate of up to 8,000 liters (2,113 gals) of pure oil per hour into an external storage tank.
|0943||SCO 1000||See Specifications Below|
|0940||SCO 8000||See Specifications Below|
|SCO 1000||SCO 8000|
|Separation capacity, incl. discharge:||Up to 1,000 liters (264 gal) per hour||Up to 8,000 liters (2,113 gal) per hour|
|Viscosity:||From light to medium|
|<1,000 cp, density 0.75 - 0.95 kg/l (1.7 2.1 lbs/l)1,000>|
|Layer thickness:||> 0.1 μm|
|Solids size, max:||50 mm (2 in), depending on shape|
|Maximum flow capacity:||7,000 l/h (1,849 gal/h)||50,000 l/h (13,209 gal/h)|
|Chemical resistant:||Oil, gas, diesel|
|Fluid temperature, max:||45°C (113°F)|
|Head:||1.0 m (3.3 ft)|
|Depth:||0.45 m (1.5 ft)||1.1 m (3.6 ft)|
|Diameter:||Ø 1.4 m (4.6 ft)|
|(in transport mode < 0.6 m (2 ft))||Ø 2.0 m (6.6 ft)|
|Weight:||< 25 kg ( 55 lbs)||210 kg (463 lbs)|
|Outlet pipe:||Ø 80 mm (3.1 in)||Ø 160 mm (6 in)|
|Power and control|
|Power:||< 20 W average||500 W, 2 phase, 50/60 Hz, 16A|
|Control system:||Remote via app||Siemens Simatic|
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of oil can the Ultra-SurfCleaner recover?
Ultra-SurfCleaner is capable of recovering many oil types including light fractions, diesel, jet fuel, petroleum as well as heavier fractions. If it floats, Ultra-SurfCleaner will recover and separate it.
How much oil can each model recover?
- The SCO8000 is capable of recovering, separating, and discharging up to 2,113 gallons of oil per hour (8,000 liters).
- The SCO1000 is capable of recovering, separating, and discharging up to 264 gallons of oil per hour (1,000 liters).
How much power does the Ultra-SurfCleaner use?
- The SCO8000 requires 230V 50/60Hz – 100W average
- The SCO1000 requires 110V/230V 50/60Hz – 10W average
What is the surface space requirement of the different models?
- SCO8000 – 6.6 feet in diameter (2m)
- SCO1000 – 4.6 feet (1.4m). 2 feet (0.6m) in transport mode.
What is the weight of each model?
- SCO8000 – 551 lbs. (250kg)
- SCO1000 – 55 lb. (25kg)
What depth of water is required to use the Ultra-SurfCleaner?
- SCO8000 – approximately 3.3 feet (1m)
- SCO1000 – approximately 1.6 feet (0.5m)
Can Ultra-SurfCleaner recover solids?
Yes, depending on the shape up to…
- SCO8000 – 5 inches (130mm)
- SCO1000 – 2.75 inches (70mm)
What is the water content of the recovered oil?
Between 0.1% to 0.5%
Can the Ultra-SurfCleaner be integrated with our onsite monitoring system?
Yes, please supply details.
What materials is the Ultra-SurfCleaner made from?
- SCO8000 316 Stainless steel, Nitrile, PUR & polyester
- SCO1000 316 Stainless steel, aluminum, PE, and PUR
Can the Ultra-SurfCleaner remove algae?
Yes, in most cases. In general, if it floats, Ultra-SurfCleaner will remove it.
Can the Ultra-SurfCleaner remove both sludge and oil leaving only water behind?
Yes, it will remove both but it will not remove the oil from the sludge.
What is the maintenance schedule for each model?
Maintenance is very minimal and takes approximately one hour every three to four months.
What consumables does the Ultra-SurfCleaner use?
There are no consumables as such, replacement bellows are recommended depending on how aggressive the products being recovered are.
Is the Ultra-SurfCleaner manual or automatic?
The Ultra-SurfCleaner can be set to automatic or set to cycle at set intervals and operated manually.
Will the Ultra-SurfCleaner emulsify the oil recovered?
Can the Ultra-SurfCleaner work in areas with an explosive atmosphere?
All Ultra-SurfCleaner models are can be certified for Zone 0 and the control boxes can be certified for Zone 1.
Are any civil works needed to install the Ultra-SurfCleaner?
All that is required is an outlet for discharging the recovered oil and power supply.
Can the Ultra-SurfCleaner recover grease?
Yes, please contact us for more information.
What type of pump is used in the Ultra-SurfCleaner?
There is no pump, the propeller, powered by the motor, uses the water like a piston to push the recovered oil out of the Ultra-SurfCleaner body and through the discharge pipe.
Where is the Ultra-SurfCleaner made?
Proudly made in Sweden.
What IP rating does the control panel have?
What volume of liquid does the hull for each model hold?
- SCO8000 – 238 gallons (900 liters)
- SCO1000 – 9.2 gallons (35 liters)
This is not the amount of oil that is discharged.
Can the Ultra-SurfCleaner be controlled remotely?
The Ultra-SurfCleaner has the option to have wireless connectivity and can be controlled through a web and/or app interface on a computer, mobile phone, or tablet.
Helps Comply with These Rules & Regulations
- EPA Hazardous Waste Discharges 40 CFR 263.30
Additional Product Information
Uniform Product Codes (UPCs)
- UPC 0943 - Ultra-SurfCleaner SCO 1000 (Part #0943)
- UPC 808416101157 Ultra-SurfCleaner SCO 8000 (Part #0940)