The ecological impact of centrifuges: Helping the planet

Nowadays, efficiency in industrial production processes is not only essential to guarantee commercial success in a highly competitive and ever-evolving environment, but it is also vital that processes are environmentally friendly to a planet suffering from pollution and overexploitation of resources that result in situations such as climate change.

Production processes in industries must ensure and have technology that guarantees a final product that delights consumers without causing excessive depletion of resources that harm the ecological ecosystems vital for human life. Unfortunately, not all companies do what they should in this matter.

Undoubtedly, this will be one of the most important challenges in the coming years for any industry that wants to remain in the favor of consumers, who rightly are beginning to question more and more those companies that are not up to par in terms of ecological impact. Therefore, it is also essential for producers to comply with increasingly strict regulations to face this situation in the best possible way.

Speaking specifically of the wine, citrus and essential oil industry, centrifugal separators are vital to achieving this great goal thanks to their ability to generate a range of systems and technologies that save resources to reduce negative impacts on raw materials and the environment. It is important to remember that a centrifugal separator is used to separate liquids from solids and other liquids, all with the goal of producing cleaner substances and reducing the amount of waste to be disposed of. This is essential for obtaining valuable products for the end consumer and, at the same time, having a production that does not harm the planet with all its waste.

Traditional separators versus the latest technology.

As mentioned earlier, not all companies in the world are doing an adequate job of ensuring that their production processes are as environmentally friendly as possible. For example, a company that is not at the forefront and continues to use a traditional separator is neglecting the following points:

  • Little energy savings: a separator with the latest technology is capable of generating energy savings that, depending on the industry, are between 40% and 70%.
  • A separator with the right technology will offer the production process a more agile, faster, cleaner, and less stressful product, as well as reducing noise levels on the line. Let’s not forget that noise is also a pollutant!
  • Higher water consumption.
  • Increased temperature due to overloaded motors.
  • More equipment maintenance and cleaning.
  • Lower CO2 retention.
  • Worse recycling processes and waste flows.

According to an analysis and information from Noria about the oil industry and the correct use of centrifugal separators, various success stories have been generated from their use, such as the following:

“Reports have shown that 99.6% of particles are removed from used motor oil. Fleet services have been able to clean their motor oil and blend it with a percentage of new oil, reducing replacement oil costs by 70%.”

“A manufacturer of extruded aluminum parts in the automotive industry had 5,000 gallons of oil that had become contaminated with graphite in the pressing process and needed to be replaced at $15 per gallon, plus disposal costs. Centrifuging the oil put it back into service, saving $75,000.”

“Another company has saved over $250,000 annually by switching to centrifugation and reusing synthetic oil in their natural gas compressors after previously disposing of the oil at the change interval.”

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