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Alfa Laval Centrifuge Product Loss During Discharge

Table of Contents Often times a centrifuge user experiences the loss of process fluid or product during centrifuge processing. The main conduit for product loss is along with the sludge ejection. This article discusses the various aspects of product loss with centrifuge and ways to mitigate such losses. Disc Centrifuge Sludge Discharge Cycle During the […]

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Difference Between Decanter and Disc Centrifuge | Technical Comparison

Table of Contents 30-Second Take-Away Overview of Decanter and Disc Centrifuge Operation Decanter Centrifuge Disc Centrifuge Comparison of Decanter and Disc Centrifuges Physical Characteristics Orientation Decanter Centrifuge Orientation Disc Centrifuge Orientation Centrifuge Dimensions and Weights Decanter Centrifuges – Dimensions & Weights Disc Centrifuges – Dimensions & Weights Centrifuge Power Ratings Decanter Centrifuge Power Disc Centrifuge […]

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Disc Stack Centrifuge Installation | An Illustrated Step By Step Guide

The proper installation of a disc stack centrifuge eliminates several operational issues faced by users. This guide discusses the various aspects related to the storage and proper installation of disc stack centrifuges.  Though this guide refers to Alfa Laval disc centrifuges, the recommendations are also applicable to disc stack centrifuges from other manufacturers. Table of […]

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Explosion Proof Stainless Steel Centrifuge | Alfa Laval Disc Stack Type

Table of Contents Applications Refineries Offshore Platforms Cannabinoid Production Chemical Processing Operation Unique Features of Explosion Proof Centrifuges Direct Drive Transmission Nitrogen Blanketing Special Sensors & Components Advantages Operate Under Hazardous Conditions Suitable for Food-Grade Products Corrosive Fluid Processing Specifications An explosion proof stainless steel centrifuge is an Alfa Laval disc-stack type separator designed for […]

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Tramp Oil Removal Using an Alfa Laval 3-Phase Disc-Stack Centrifuge

Table of Contents Tramp Oil Tramp oil is an undesirable phase of hydrocarbon oil contaminant found in machining coolants and washer fluids. This floating oil is a by-product of industrial machining operations that contaminates the water-based coolant. Tramp oil removal from machining coolants is critical to the maintenance of coolants. Where does tramp oil originate? […]

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Alfa Laval Centrifugal Separator | Working, Uses, Benefits, Types & Size

Table of Contents An Alfa Laval centrifugal separator is a mechanical device that leverages high centrifugal force to separate liquids from solids. This separating machine’s design allows it to separate large volumes of fluids from sludge continuously. These centrifugal separators find a wide variety of applications in all industries that use fluids. Working Principle The […]

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Disc Stack Centrifuge Performance - 8 External Factors

Table of Contents Ambient Temperature Physical Effects on Centrifuge Mechanics Lubricating Oil Viscosity Operating Water Temperature Gelling of Process Fluid Constituents Type of Feed Tank Location of Feed Tank Location of Discharge Tank Centrifuge Back Pressure Climate Effect on Discharge Piping Discharge Tank Connection Location Feed Tank Agitation Type of Feed Transfer Pump Sludge Tank […]

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7 Key Things to Know About Disc Stack Centrifuge Operating Water

Table of Contents What is Disc Stack Centrifuge Operating Water? How Does the Centrifuge Use Operating Water? Where Does the Operating Water Come From? Water Harness How Much Operating Water Does a Centrifuge Use Important Parameters of Centrifuge Operating Water Quality Hardness Purity Issues Caused by Bad Operating Water Quality Volume Issues Caused by Insufficient […]

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Disc Stack Centrifuge | Sludge Ejection Cycle Time Calculation

Table of Contents Why Does the Sludge Need to be Ejected? How is the Sludge Ejected? What is the Sludge Ejection Cycle Time? Factors Affecting the Cycle Time Bowl Sludge Space How to Determine the Bowl Sludge Space? Flow-Rate How to Determine the Flow-Rate? Percentage Solids How to Determine the Percentage of Solids? Calculation of […]

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Pyrolysis Oil Centrifuge Application: Large Scale Production from Tires

Table of Contents In this real-world case study, we will discuss the applicability of a pyrolysis oil centrifuge and its application for the large-scale production of bio-oil from used tires. Pyrolysis Process – Brief Description Solid organic material (mostly petroleum-based) such as plastics, tires, etc., disintegrates into solid and liquid phases at elevated temperatures. This […]

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