Alfa Laval Y series decanter centrifuges are designed to provide cost-effective operation in the olive oil chain, specifically for two phase operation.
Design features and benefits
The decanters feature a special design for two phase operation. The geometry of the conveyor allows a good performance through:
Open and gentle feed zone design “Esbjerg” able to give maximum performance and wear resistance
Special flight for oil migration to the liquid outlet able to optimize yield and oil clarification avoiding turbulence
Special conveyor design to improve solids transportation and liquid separation
Tungsten carbide tiles on conveyor for Y9 and Y10. Optional for Y8. Special and exclusive wear protection able to significantly reduce maintenance cost of conveyor.
Through the electronic control of the conveyor speed (differential speed) the retention time can be adjusted and set to obtain the required degree of oil clarification. Electronic control of differential speed is done trough a variable frequency drive (VFD) directly connected to Alfa Laval's exclusive direct drive gearbox. This new setup makes it possible to reduce power consumption and wear due to transmission.
High quality stainless steel is used throughout, including hinged casings for easy opening, maintenance and cleaning.
The decanters also have an electronic overload protection system.