MSE Hiller’s ATEX designed centrifuges are used in the cleaning and recovery of muds and drilling fluids as well as in the cleaning of oils.

Hiller high-performance decanter centrifuges guarantee optimal process results with the highest level of reliability. The space-saving concept of the solid bowl centrifuge, together with optimal process results, make Hiller - DecaOil 3-phase centrifuges the first choice for oil recovery and oil production applications.

Typical applications in the petrochemical industry include:

  • Glycerine / fatty acid / salt separation in biodiesel production
  • Used cooking oil processing as alternative fuel oil
  • Olive oil production
  • Avocado oil production
  • Animal fat production from slaughtering
  • Offal / tallow recovery from fleshings
  • Fishmeal stickwater
  • Slop oil processing
  • Crude oil storage tank bottom sludge
  • Oil lagoon clearing
  • Oily sludges from oil fields, oil refineries, petrol stations, metal industry, etc.
  • Tar processing on coking plants and in tar chemistry
  • Oil recovery from caustic in barrel washing


  • Automated operation with our proprietary control systems
  • All modern scroll drive systems
  • Product-specific choice of materials
  • Special machine design up to individual production
  • Explosion-proof construction possible
  • Research and development in laboratory and full scale up to in-house process development
  • Design and construction of turn-key plants

Mechanical features:

  • Corrosion resistant materials, individually selected for the process: high-tensile carbon steel, stainless steel or special alloys
  • Designs for operation at high temperatures
  • Various wear protection systems available
  • Gas-tight designs for hazardous environments
  • Liquid discharge by open gravity systems or with externally adjustable centripetal pump

Economy and quality:

  • Minimal operator attendance required
  • Highest purity of liquid phases maximises value of the product
  • Highest cake dryness minimises disposal costs
  • Various wear protection systems for long lifetimes
  • Simple and service-friendly design
  • Low specific power consumption per unit product processed

Hiller has a number of trial units which enable us to demonstrate the capabilities of the Hiller centrifuge in full scale. These mobile units can be easily integrated into your process and enable you to assess the achievable separation performance on site with your own product.

To find out how we can benefit your petrochemical business, contact us today.

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