We process customer samples through our Alfa Laval Pilot Scale Disc Centrifuge (manual clean type) to determine the applicability of centrifugation as a possible separation method. Pilot-scale centrifuge sample testing lets Dolphin Centrifuge get a thorough understanding of your separation application and limitations, if any.
The test results allow us to recommend the right industrial centrifuge, which will work for your process. Our explosion-proof, pilot-scale disc centrifuge performs 3-phase separation as well as 2-phase clarification.
Based on this testing, Dolphin Centrifuge can make an informed recommendation as to:
(a) Applicability & limitations (if any) of an industrial centrifuge.
(b) Type and model of centrifuge best suited for customer’s needs.
The customer benefits by being able to evaluate centrifuge performance on their product. The customer may also run further laboratory analysis on the returned samples to verify separation efficiency.
A small industrial centrifuge is known as a pilot-scale disc centrifuge. This centrifuge is designed to exert the same gravitational force as the larger (production) scale centrifuges but can process a small sample (approximately 1 Gallon) for evaluation purposes. Pilot-scale centrifuges have the same characteristics and the production models, such as continuous flow, disc-stack, 2-phase, or 3-phase separation.
Dolphin centrifuge does have the in-house capability to batch process a sample (up to 10 Gallons) through a small industrial scale disc-stack centrifuge. Please call one of our centrifuge experts for details on this batch testing service.
|Centrifuge Type||Alfa Laval Disc Stack Centrifuge (Flow Through)|
|Bowl Speed||12,000 RPM|
|Bowl Type||3-Phase Separation (Liquid / Liquid / Solids)|
|Max. Centrifugal Force||10,000 Gs|
|Max. Flow-Rate||0.1 GPM|
|Max. Solids Concentration||~ 8% (v/v)|
|Bowl Type||Solid Bowl; Manual Clean|
|Bowl Material Of Construction||316L Duplex Stainless Steel|
|Feed Pressure||Gravity Feed|
|Discharge Pressure||Light & Heavy Phase - Gravity Discharge|
|Max. Fluid Temperature||210 F or 98 C|
A nominal testing charge is applicable, which can be applied as a credit towards a centrifuge purchase.
Contact Dolphin Centrifuge for more information on our pilot-scale testing service.