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Alfa Laval Diesel Centrifuge: Large Scale Application Case Study

Table of Contents Alfa Laval Diesel Centrifuge: Large Scale Application Case Study This case study is related to applying an Alfa Laval diesel centrifuge for the large-scale recovery used diesel fuel that is used for washing crude oil railcars. The Source of Contaminated Diesel Railcars transporting crude oil need periodic cleaning. This is to remove […]

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Waste Oil Emulsion Breaking with an Industrial Centrifuge

Table of Contents Synopsis Disc-stack type industrial centrifuges exert a very high centrifugal force on emulsified oils. This force can break waste oil emulsions by mechanical separation. Thus, industrial centrifuges recover clean oil from waste oil emulsion on a large scale. What is an emulsion? When two immiscible liquids mix to form one liquid phase […]

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Three Phase Decanter | Working, Benefits, Specs, Applications

A three-phase decanter is a centrifugal separator that separates two immiscible liquids while simultaneously separating the solids. The liquid phases discharge through discrete outlets, and the solids eject out of the decanter’s sludge nozzles. Table of Contents Working Principle The 3-phase separation occurs in the horizontally rotating bowl of the decanter centrifuge. A fixed inlet […]

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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 sludge ejection. This article discusses the various aspects of product loss with centrifuges and ways to mitigate such losses. Disc Centrifuge Sludge Discharge Cycle During the regular operation of […]

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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

Properly installing a disc stack centrifuge eliminates several operational issues faced by users. This guide discusses the various aspects of 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 Contents Storage Before […]

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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 the […]

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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 contaminating the water-based coolant. Tramp oil removal from machining coolants is critical to the maintenance of coolants. Where does tramp oil originate? The […]

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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 various applications in all industries that use fluids. Working Principle The working principle of […]

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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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