Centrifugal Decanter/ Tri-canter

Centrifugal-Decanter

Applications:

  • Three-phase separation of A-starch, B-starch/ gluten and Pentosan
  • All types of starch concentration/ dewatering
  • B-starch dewatering
  • Fiber dewatering in wheat and potato starch lines

Features and benefits:

  • Maximize starch yield
  • Wear protection
  • Requires Low space

Description:

The decanter centrifuge and tri-canter are based on the simple idea of a clarifier or settling tank, in which particles, sediment and solids gradually fall to the bottom due to the force of gravity. However, such clarification is an extremely slow process and was not able to meet industry’s needs for more rapid, controllable results.

The idea behind the development of the decanter centrifuge and tri-canter was therefore to provide the continuous mechanical separation of liquids from solids, to keep pace with modern industrial demands.

Operation principal of Centrifugal Decanter: Horizontal, cylindrical/conical solid bowl centrifuge for the continuous separation of a liquid and a sedimenting solid. The clarified liquid flows to the cylindrical end of the bowl where it is discharged under pressure via an adjustable impeller. The externally adjustable impeller allows for the quick and precise adjustment of the pond depth inside the bowl during operation, to accommodate changing feed conditions. The settled solids are conveyed to the conical end of the bowl where they are discharged through ports via centrifugal force.

Operation principal of Tri-canter: Horizontal, cylindrical/conical solid bowl centrifuge for the continuous separation of a three-phase mixture of two liquids with different densities, and one solid having a higher density than both liquids. The heavy liquid phase is discharged under pressure at the cylindrical end of the bowl using an adjustable impeller. The lighter liquid phase is discharged over a ring dam via gravity at the cylindrical end. The adjustable impeller allows the end-user to adjust accurately and precisely the liquid-liquid separation interface inside the machine during operation. The dewatered solids are conveyed to the conical end of the bowl where they are discharged through ports via centrifugal force.

Further Information

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