The S and P Flex range of separator systems for fuel oil and lubricating oil combines the unique strengths of Alfa Laval's S separators and P separators with a modular concept for truly flexible supply.
The S and P Flex range combines essential protection with high flexibility, letting you design and construct your Alfa Laval separator system as you see fit. Incorporating the advanced efficiency of the newly updated S separator and the affordable simplicity of the P separator, it lets you choose the separation system that best meets your performance needs and available space.
- S separator
- P separator
- Low-wear mechanical platform
- Flexible supply
The S separator – newly enhanced
The S separator is the world’s best-selling and most efficient separator for fuel and lube oil. Using Alfa Laval’s unique Alcap technology, it automatically adjusts to the nature of your oil, giving you thorough protection and maximum economy from your fuel.
Today’s S separator contains enhancements that further increase its efficiency. Smart modifications in the disc stack, including an increase in separation area, allow up to 20% more flow with retained separation performance. This lets you process the same amount of oil with a smaller separator.
Additional features, including a more robust drive system, add to the S separator’s reliability and further reduce lifecycle cost.
The P separator
The P separator shares many features with the S separator, but it is designed for well-defined oils with fewer but vital process issues. Instead of the more refined Alcap technology, it has a manually set gravity disc or clarifier disc in the separator bowl.
The result is a separator with the same high performance, but one that is more suitable for lubricating and marine diesel oils, as it does not automatically compensate for density fluctuations.
A low-wear mechanical platform
S separators and P separators are built on a low-wear mechanical platform that features CentriShoot and CentriLock.
The CentriShoot discharge system, which greatly reduces sludge volumes, has a fixed discharge slide that flexes gently at the edges to expose the discharge ports.
The CentriLock bowl-locking system uses a lightweight, non-threaded snap ring that snaps in and lifts out with no more than an Allen key.
Both of these features prevent metal-to-metal wear. As a result, they minimize the risk of bowl replacement and significantly reduce lifecycle cost.
The Flex range concept provides flexible options for the delivery of S separators and P separators:
- Flex system
A separator with ancillaries as block components provides full say over the use of space in the engine room. This option allows local modularization or do-it-yourself assembly.
- Flex modules
Customer-specified modules can be created using a wide variety of skids and machine blocks. Modular components can be delivered separately and assembled on site, which makes even larger systems easy to retrofit. Mixed modules are also possible for the simultaneous treatment of different mineral oils.
All deliveries feature the modular and easy-to-use EPC controller, which is based on standard supply and connects via Ethernet or bus communication to onboard automation systems.