The Alfa Laval S and P Flex range of separators is ideal for all fuel and lubricating oils. The high degree of system flexibility enables you to configure a separator specific to your application, thereby ensuring maximum protection and efficiency.
Essential protection and high flexibility in one
- Tailor to specific needs – flexible system with range of options
- Proven performance – the world’s best-selling separator for fuel and lube oil
- Cost-effective investment
- Space-saving modularized footprint
With the Alfa Laval S and P Flex range you can tailor your separator system to your specific performance and space requirements. The advanced S separator uses Alfa Laval ALCAP™ technology to adjust to your oil, maximizing protection and fuel economy. The P separator is a high-performance alternative for oils with fewer process issues. The system is built on a low-wear mechanical platform that further reduces lifecycle costs.
How it works
The Alfa Laval disc-stack centrifuge efficiently separates the solid and liquid phases from each other. Traditional settling tanks use gravity to separate phases. Due to the high rotational velocity, the Alfa Laval centrifuge separators speeds up separation by 5,000 times using centrifugal force instead of just gravity.
The force presses heavy particles outwards against the separator walls. The disc stacks inside the separator bowl ensures lighter particles follow the heavier ones instead of the liquid, making separation more precise and efficient.
The Alfa Laval S separator features software that allows you to set parameters in the process controller. This lets you combine heavy fuel oil and lubricating oil treatment in a single separator. After centrifugal separation, the clean oil is continuously pumped away. Water and sludge accumulate at the bowl periphery.
A water transducer in the clean oil outlet measures capacitive resistance and signals changes to the EPC60 control unit, which masterminds the system. Depending on the water content, the EPC60 either opens the drain valve or expels the water during sludge discharge.
The CentriShoot discharge process uses a patented slide that eliminates metal-to-metal wear and minimises loss compared to other systems.
The Alfa Laval P separator is designed for well-defined oils with fewer process issues. The separator bowl has manually set gravity discs to deliver high performance, but does not automatically compensate for process fluctuations. The separator bowl can be configured as a purifier or as a clarifier.
- A purifier removes solids and water from oil.
- A clarifier is removing only solids (no water) from oil
Flow optimization of the separator feed
Improved separation and energy savings beyond the pump
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