How much does a decanter centrifuge cost?
Decanter centrifuges are considered capital equipment based on their expected operating life and durability. Their price depends on the manufacturer and size/capacity. A new machine (from a quality, established manufacturer) starts from around $50K for a small capacity unit to over $1M for a large capacity machine.
What is a decanter centrifuge used for?
A decanter centrifuge separates solids from one or two liquid phases in one single continuous process. This is done using centrifugal forces that can be well beyond 3000 times greater than gravity.
How does an Alfa Laval centrifuge work?
A disc stack separator separates solids and one or two liquid phases from one another using extremely high centrifugal forces. The centripetal force generated by the rotating bowl pushes solids against the periphery of the bowl, while the less dense liquid phases form concentric inner layers.
How do you use a centrifuge decanter?
How the Decanter Process Works
- The slurry is inserted into the centrifuge through a connecting pipe and onto a conveyor.
- Utilizing an internal feed compartment, the conveyor ushers the slurry through a nozzle into the bowl area.
- The bowl rotates at high speeds to induce gravitational forces.
What is the principle of decanter?
The operating principle of a decanter centrifuge is based on separation via buoyancy. Naturally, a component with a higher density would fall to the bottom of a mixture, while the less dense component would be suspended above it.
How does a decanter function?
A decanter is a vessel that is used to hold the decantation of a liquid (such as wine) which may contain sediment. Decanters, which have a varied shape and design, have been traditionally made from glass or crystal. Their volume is usually equivalent to one standard bottle of wine (0.75 litre).
What is the difference between decanter and centrifuge?
The main differences between a decanter and disc-stack centrifuge are: A decanter centrifuge’s axis of rotation is horizontal, whereas a disc-stack centrifuge bowl rotates around a vertical axis. A decanter centrifuge typically separates particles, which are 100 microns or larger.
What are the different types of centrifuge?
Types of Centrifuge and Centrifugation (definition, principle, uses)
- Benchtop centrifuge.
- Continuous flow centrifuge.
- Gas centrifuge.
- Hematocrit centrifuge.
- High-speed centrifuge.
- Low-speed centrifuge.
- Refrigerated centrifuges.
Why should you use a decanter?
Decanting separates the wine from the sediment, which not only would not look nice in your glass, but would also make the wine taste more astringent. As the wine is slowly poured from the bottle to the decanter it takes in oxygen, which helps open up the aromas and flavors.
Why do you put liquor in a decanter?
The main reason to use a decanter is for appearance and style. For liquors like whiskey, dark rum, and gold tequila, transferring the liquid to a carafe or crystal bottle enhances the beauty for everyone to appreciate. In addition to these two aesthetic reasons, decanting liquor opens up the flavor in some instances.
What can I do with my Alfa Laval centrifuge?
As part of the service offering you find both decanter centrifuge optimization, troubleshooting and training, and more. Ensure outstanding performance from your Alfa Laval decanter and minimal total cost of ownership.
Which is the best Alfa Laval water decanter?
Alfa Laval ALDEC G3 VecFlow™ is the latest addition to our range of decanter centrifuges for sludge thickening and dewatering. Featuring the unique VecFlow™ feed zone, it offers 30% lower power consumption and higher separation performance than a traditional decanter.
Can a centrifuge be replaced on a Laval decanter?
Switch from conventional separation methods such as a clarifier or settling tank using gravity to innovative technologies using centrifugal force. Replace an existing decanter centrifuge with a new unit. Or extend your decanter capability with our performance services. .
What kind of products does Alfa Laval make?
Advancing better: To accelerate success for our customers, people and planet. Alfa Laval is a leading global supplier of products and solutions for heat transfer, separation and fluid handling through our key products – heat exchangers, separators, pumps and valves.