A centrifuge is a piece of equipment that spin an object in rotation around a fixed axis, in order to achieve sedimentation. Centrifuges are used in many industries, such as chemical and food, to separate unwanted particles and waste from the system.
Solids tend to make up a huge percentage of the waste produced, making waste transfer challenging.
An industrial client faced some problems trying to transfer their centrifuge waste. Their waste is made up of 50% solids and were transferred manually by staff near large moving machinery, thus posing a huge risk to the employees as well.
On top of that, the pump needs to fit under the centrifuge in a limited space and transfer the waste to bins 15 metres away.
All Pumps engineered a Netzsch progressive cavity pump with an inline ogre, to feed the slurry into the pump, and a right-angle mounted motor to ensure the pump would fit in the designated length.
The helical rotor pump was not only a very cost effective solution, it has proven very reliable with minimum maintenance and high performance.
The Netzsch pump was installed in a hazardous rated area and was rated to suit this classification.
Progressive cavity pumps can handle difficult, thick and solid laden liquids. They are used extensively in water treatment plants, sludge and chemicals.