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Thanks for the heads up!exbrown- If you do this, just be careful who you let work on it. I run AlfaLaval centrifuges on ships and they are wonderful machines. They are sensitive to and have to be set up for the viscosity of the liquid you are processing. .....that being said they are not a hand's off system like a filter and can be dangerous if not set up and maintained correctly.
The least expensive unit from the company is $45k. you must have gotten a smoking deal on that 'fugeIt is rated at 2 to 8 gpm.
I bought it used and got another one that needs some work.
Have not been able to find a pdf manual, but I got a hard copy with the two machines.
I knew it was a tramp oil seperator. I looked it up and it also says it also is used to clean tool oil and other light oils.You bought a tramp oil separator. If they are anything like the ones we sell (Westfalias) the coolant (heavy phase) is water based and is a pump discharge and the tramp oil (light phase) is gravity discharge because ther is not that much oil in the coolant. This could create problems for you becasue the light phase is what you'll be processing more than the heavy phase. Light phase is oil, heavy phase is water. And you should preheat to 85 to 95 C to get a good separation. They aren't hard to set up as far as the ring dam (gravity ring) is concerned......but the parts you will find are expensive....at least ours are...not sure about Alphas....they gave up theri service work to private aftermarket repair companies. Do you have any idea what you're getting into???? Just my from someone who made a carreer of working on these things for a manufacturer. If the manual you have has a cross section of the bowl please post it. I'll be better able to tell if its going to work for you or not.
I have to get it up and running first. Have not decided how much to charge. I realize it would have to be a reasonable cost to make it worth it to the user. May be interested in some barter for some oil also.i haven't heard how much you would charge to filter oil or cost of the unit?
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