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Floating oil separator with integrated dirt basket for the collection of floating garbage

Technical description

The floating oil separator is a compact, low-maintenance system for preventing oil from spreading on water surfaces in the event of oil accidents at Marinas, Harbours & Fuel stations for boats.

Key facts

  • World-First - FLOATY was developed by the Austrian family company FREYLIT and represents the world's first for protection of our waters.
  • Cost-saving - FLOATY does not need any oil binding agents and cleans up every oil spill many times faster and cheaper than conventional methods.
  • Durable - FLOATY is working for you for at least 20 years.
  • Efficient - FLOATY works consistently, regardless of the oil concentration.
  • Timesaving - FLOATY prevents oil streaks from spreading over large areas.
  • Economically - FLOATY continuously sucks up oil streaks and floating garbage on the water surface.
  • Mobile - FLOATY is light and mobile, so it can be transported quickly and easily to any location.
  • Ecologically - FLOATY ensures that bodies of water remain clean and that the habitat of aquatic life is preserved.


  • Marinas
  • Harbours
  • Fuel stations for boats

How it works

The system including all components is equipped with side floats so that it is stable in the water. The submersible pump in the system's clean water chamber creates a surface current that sucks the polluted water into the system. 
Floating garbage will be collected in the dirt basket and the oily water will be cleaned with the FREYLIT Know – How. The separated oil can be discharged from the separator chamber and the clean water will exit from the clean water chamber back into the surrounding body of water, with an oil outlet concentration below 5 mg/litre (ppm). 

The system consists of the following components:

  1. FREYLIT Flap-Skimmer: he skims the oil layer from the water surface
  2. Dirt trap: he collects skimmed garbage
  3. FREYLIT Mineral- & residual oil separator: he separates oil from water
  4. Oil Dipstick: for measuring the separated oil layer
  5. Oil extraction device: the separated oil is pumped out here
  6. Clean water chamber with integrated submersible pump: Here the cleaned water is pumped back into the surrounding body of water


All FREYLIT oil separators are based on the same technology using special oleophilic, non-corroding, corrugated coalescing plates
The FREYLIT Flap-skimmer is the most efficient technology for skimming oil from water surfaces.
Key Benefits

  • Most efficient oil-water separation worldwide
  • 4x more efficient than conventional oil separators
  • 4x smaller than conventional oil separators
  • Separation of oil droplets down to 15 microns
  • Oil outlet concentration below 5 mg/l
  • Significant cost savings
  • Virtually no maintenance
  • minimum Lifetime 20 years