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Alfa Laval MAB 104 Centrifuge | Specs, Uses, Capacity, Operation

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Overview

The Alfa Laval MAB 104 Centrifuge is a solid-retaining (aka solid bowl; manual-clean), disc-stack centrifuge ideal for the continuous, three-phase separation of fuels, such as diesel, biodiesel, and turbine lube oil.

With a 2 HP Motor, the MAB 104 centrifuge has a bowl RPM of 7,500 and can process 6 GPM of Diesel Fuel or 1 GPM of Turbine Lube Oil.

Alfa Laval MAB104 Explosion-Proof Centrifuge
Alfa Laval MAB 104 Explosion Proof Centrifuge

Specifications

Alfa Laval MAB 104 Dimensions
Alfa Laval MAB 104 Dimensions
Centrifuge ModelAlfa Laval MAB 104 B 24-60
Capacity - Diesel6 GPM on 13 cSt Diesel Fuel
Capacity - Turbine Lube Oil5 GPM
Capacity - Hydraulic Oil4 GPM
Sludge Space0.25 Gallons
Bowl Speed8,100 RPM
Net Weight400 Lbs.
Dimensions30" x 38" x 43" (Bare Centrifuge)
Motor Power2 HP
Voltages230 / 460 V or 110 V Single Phase

Material of Construction

The Alfa Laval MAB 104 is designed for mineral oil and fuel separation applications. Therefore, the material used in its construction is well suited for such uses. The following table lists the various components of the centrifuge and the material it is made of.

Bowl Body & Bowl Hood316L Duplex Stainless Steel
Disc Stack316L Duplex Stainless Steel
Distributor or Disc CarrierMarine Grade Bronze or 316 Stainless Steel (Special Order)
Top DiscMarine Grade Bronze or 316 Stainless Steel (Special Order)
Top Covers (Collecting)Silium (Aluminum Alloy)
FrameNodular Cast Iron

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Applications

The Alfa Laval MAB-104 is a purifier type disc-stack centrifuge. It is designed to separate water (moisture) and fine sediment from mineral oil and lubricating oil. It is primarily used for purifying fuels such as diesel, kerosene, etc. The MAB-104 is also used for separating water and fine sediment from lubrication oil, hydraulic oil, and other mineral oil.

For offshore applications, the centrifuge is configured similar to the OCM-104-Ex configuration with explosion-proof ATEX Zone II.

Modifications

The MAB 104 centrifuge needs modifications for specific applications such as hazardous area installation, processing of water-based fluids, oil, or fuel. The following is a list of common modifications by Dolphin Centrifuge based on the specific application.

Centrifuge ModificationApplication / Purpose
Direct Drive (Replace Friction Clutch)Explosion Proof Configuration
Non-Sparking Friction BlocksExplosion Proof Configuration
Pump Reconfiguration (Capacity)Lube Oil to Light Fuel OR Light Fuel to Lube Oil
Seals Elastomer (Viton / EPDM)Biodiesel, Hemp Ethanol, Corrosive Chemicals, etc.
Gear Pump ReplacementWater Based Fluids (Steel Gear Pump not Suitable)
Operating Frequency ConversionAdapt to Operating Voltage Frequency (50 or 60 Hz)
Special Motor AdaptationSingle Phase (110 V or 220 V) Voltage Application
Bowl Parts Material UpgradeConvert Bowl Parts to Stainless Steel (Aqueous Ammonia)
Purifier to ClarifierConvert from 3-Phase to 2-Phase Mode (Clarifier)

Operation

The process oil is fed to the rotating centrifuge bowl from the top (1) and is sped-up in the distributor (2). It then enters the disc stack (3), and it is between the discs that the separation occurs.

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The high centrifugal force pushes the water and heavy solids to the bowl wall. The solids accumulate here, and the water travels over the top disc (4) and exits the bowl through the open outlet (5).

The oil (light phase) is moved towards the bowl center and exits the bowl through the open outlet (6).

The centrifuge needs to be periodically stopped for manual removal of separated solids.

The rotating bowl assembly is mounted on a vertical 'bowl-spindle' (7). A horizontally mounted motor rotates the spindle via a worm-gear.

Alfa Laval WSB 104 70 Manual Clean, Concentrator Disc-Stack Centrifuge

The Alfa Laval WSB 104 Centrifuge is a solid-retaining (aka solid bowl; manual-clean), disc-stack centrifuge ideal for the continuous, three-phase separation of water-based industrial fluids like machining coolant and washer fluid. With a 2 HP Motor, the WSB 104 centrifuge has a bowl RPM of 7,500 and can process 2 GPM of water-based synthetic coolant.

Alfa Laval WSB104 Industrial Coolant Centrifuge Cart
Alfa Laval WSB 104 Coolant Tramp Oil Separation Centrifuge Cart

Specifications

Model TypeAlfa Laval WSB 104-70
Rated Capacity2 GPM on Water Soluble Machining Coolant
Sludge Space0.25 Gallons
Motor HP:2 HP
Voltages:230 / 460 V

Material of Construction

The Alfa Laval WSB 104 is designed for mineral oil and fuel separation applications. Therefore, the material used in its construction is well suited for such uses. The following table lists the various components of the centrifuge and the material it is made of.

Bowl Body & Bowl Hood316L Duplex Stainless Steel
Disc Stack316L Duplex Stainless Steel
Distributor or Disc Carrier316L Duplex Stainless Steel
Top Disc316L Duplex Stainless Steel
Top Covers (Collecting)Cast Iron
FrameNodular Cast Iron

Applications

The Alfa Laval WSB-104 is a concentrator version of the MAB-104 disc-stack centrifuge.

It is specifically designed to concentrate oil from water-based industrial fluids such as machine coolant, washer fluid, parts washer solvent, water-soluble cutting oils, de-oiling of split emulsions, etc.

Operation

The process fluid is fed to the rotating centrifuge bowl from the top (1) and is sped-up in the distributor (2). It then enters the disc stack (3), and it is between the discs that the separation occurs.

Alfa-Laval-WSB-203-Centrifuge-Bowl-251x300

The high centrifugal force pushes the water-based fluid and heavy solids to the bowl wall. The solids accumulate here, and the water-based fluid travels over the top disc (4) and exits the bowl through the open outlet (5).

The oil (light phase) is moved towards the bowl center and exits the bowl through the open outlet (6).

The centrifuge needs to be periodically stopped for manual removal of separated solids.

The rotating bowl assembly is mounted on a vertical 'bowl-spindle' (7). A horizontally mounted motor rotates the spindle via a worm gear.

Alfa Laval MAB104 Explosion-Proof Centrifuge
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Explosion Proof Diesel Package
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Washer Fluid De-Oiling System

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