Customized Centrifuge Options
Because Not All Sludge is the Same
“There is a lot of learning from processing different types of sludge in different types of dewatering and thickening environments. That’s our niche. We understand the customization process for both centrifuges and centrifuge parts and are not afraid to implement it when it comes to providing the best equipment.”
Michael Kopper, Centrisys President/C.E.O.
Over the years, Centrisys has developed a hefty portfolio of standard decanter centrifuge designs. As a matter of fact, many customized centrifuge options are converted into our standard design solutions. Centrifuge size, bowl design, scroll development, beach angle, hydraulic scroll drive, 2-phase, 3-phase, materials of construction and wear parts are just some design elements that determine how efficient a centrifuge will be for different types of sludge’s and in different applications. The key to Centrisys success has been to not imitate all the other centrifuge manufacturers on the market today, but rather listen to our customers.
A decanter centrifuge, also known as a solid bowl centrifuge continuously separates solids from a liquid with high solids concentration. The centrifuge bowls high speed of rotation (g-force) causes the solids to deposit onto the bowl wall. The built-in screw conveyor (scroll) moves in the same direction as the bowl, but slightly slower and continuously transports the solids to the conical end of the bowl, where drying occurs before the solids are discharged from the centrifuge. The clarified liquid (centrate) is then almost completely free of the solids and exits through openings at the opposite end of the bowl.
Our customized solutions can be as large as designing and building a complete mobile dewatering or thickening trailer or as small as improving a wear part. Our R&D, engineering, manufacturing and service teams bring value to the development process by being involved at virtually every stage— from concept through design and prototyping to production and end-of-life support.
“We knew we needed to optimize older, traditional coal industry centrifuge technology but didn’t know how. Our goal was to have a coal product with consistent moisture between 15-23% which had not been done in the industry. It’s been through our partnership with Centrisys, first through their extensive knowledge of not only centrifuges but the process of dewatering, then thru lab analysis, concept, prototype, pilot testing and optimization that we have developed a best in class coal recovery and dewatering process.”
Lynn Shanks, Somerset Coal International C.E.O.