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10 Reasons a Disc Centrifuge Cannot Reach Operating Speed

A disc stack centrifuge uses the centrifugal force it generates to separate the liquid from solid and liquid from the liquid. The centrifugal force exerted is a direct function of the bowl’s rotating speed. A disc centrifuge cannot reach operating speed due to several reasons. In this article, we will explore the causes and relevant […]

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Disc Centrifuge Friction Clutch Maintenance: A complete guide

Table Of Contents If you have an Alfa Laval disc stack centrifuge, it is crucial to know how to maintain the friction clutch to avoid centrifuge breakdowns and unplanned maintenance downtime. Also, a worn-out clutch causes a host of other issues for the centrifuge in the long run. This article discusses the maintenance and repair […]

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Can a centrifuge separate salt from water?

A centrifuge cannot separate salt from water. Centrifuges use the force of gravity to affect the separation of solids from liquids. Salt dissolves in water to form a solution. The centrifugal force exerted by a centrifuge separates immiscible phases such as sand from water but not miscible phases such as salt in water. Why can’t […]

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Centrifugal Filter | Working Principle, Types, Benefits, Applications

Table Of Contents What is a centrifuge or centrifugal filter? The process of using centrifugal force to separate solids from liquids is called centrifugal filtration. This method uses gravitational force instead of filter media to affect the separation.  A centrifugal filter separates a range of particles based on their density, whereas a conventional filter separates […]

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Disc Stack Centrifuge Lubrication | Working, Freq, Oil Volume & Specs

Disc Stack Centrifuge Lubrication | Working, Freq, Oil Volume & Specs Disc stack centrifuge lubrication is an essential part of the regular maintenance required to ensure the operating reliability of the centrifuge. Lubricating oil is the primary lubricant used in the disc centrifuge transmission housing. The most important consideration when changing the oil is the […]

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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 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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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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