There are endless ways to decrease and improve your separation process efficiency. As you know, centrifuges are rated by the volume of material they process per hour. If your centrifuge is rated at 40,000 lbs. per hour, that's the greatest amount of material it can process efficiently.
Are you familiar with what's included in our services at Separators Inc.? It's a question we receive quite often out in the field from our customers. From preventative maintenance to emergency services, and everything in-between, our team offers comprehensive service packages. Below is a video illustrating some of these services more in-depth:
Are you familiar with one of the most common questions we receive from our customers? It's one we hear again and again, "How often do I need to do maintenance on my centrifuge equipment?" And although maintenance seems like an easy task, we are all busy — and it's the main reason why upkeep on machinery gets overlooked. So, where do you begin?
CENTRIFUGE EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE
The effort you put into taking care of your centrifuge machinery will make a world of difference. It will help provide longevity for your equipment. And at the end of the day, we all want to be able to rely on technology, especially when it comes to the caliber of centrifuges.
In order to further illustrate the importance of maintaining your equipment, Separators Inc. has put together a video focusing on the three areas of maintenance in response to our customers' questions on centrifuge upkeep:
We offer a wide array of services at Separators Inc. - from custom automation technology and control panels to fully remanufactured equipment and training. But more than anything else, we are a service company. Meeting both the day-to-day and unexpected needs of centrifuge equipment is at the core of what we do.
Both routine maintenance and occasional service are essential to keeping your equipment running optimally. This is to say, centrifuge service cannot be skipped or avoided, but it can be made easy.
In today’s world, if you run separators, you run with automation. Sure, you might have components of your process that are still manual, but overall, automation is what’s responsible for the performance of each centrifuge. Feedback from pressure transmitters, temperature meters, and back pressure valves communicate with a control system, telling the automation how to adjust processes in real-time. That, in effect, is what controls the machines.
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One of the biggest obstacles our customers face is time. There never seems to be enough of it. And in the case of centrifuge failure, getting your current machine operational or replacing it with a new one is an urgent task. Every moment that a machine is down can lead to lost production, decreased plant efficiency, and wasted employee time.
Luckily, we've developed a way to get facilities back to production-ready much faster than the OEMs can provide a new centrifuge. Our Quick Delivery Program reduces the wait time for facilities in need of high-quality centrifuge equipment. We can deliver a remanufactured centrifuge that fits your current layout in weeks instead of months.
An unbalanced centrifuge is a recipe for disaster. Centrifuges spin at very high speeds, and they do so for hours on end. Some facilities run their centrifuges 24/7, only pausing for CIP procedures and the occasional service visit. When a bowl starts to get off balance – and they always do at some point or another – they continue to get more and more off balance as time goes on.
And the further from balanced an industrial centrifuge becomes, the more inefficient and dangerous it becomes. So, what do you do? You get your bowl balanced.
When it comes to maintaining industrial centrifuges, the effort you put in really does come back to you tenfold. Centrifuges are large, powerful machines, and they do what they do exceptionally well. With the right amount of attention paid to maintaining these machines, centrifuges can provide decades of consistent and reliable performance.