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New decanter for small production volumes, upscaling

| By Gerald Ondrey

The new pilotMaster (photo) is a robust two-phase separating decanter that is particularly suitable for smaller production volumes and for upscaling tests. Its geometries correspond to those of this company’s large production machines. This ensures reliable upscaling and thus investment security. An optional ATEX design is also available. The pilotMaster has special protection against erosion and corrosion. All parts that come into contact with the product are made of high-alloy duplex steels, super duplex steels or Hastelloy C276. Depending on the application, the seals are made of NBR, FKM, FFKM or EPDM. The centrifuge offers maximum flexibility in bowl speed from 1,000 to 6,500 rpm, a differential speed range from 1 to 80 rpm without changing pulleys, and the same geometric configuration as the company’s larger production machines. — GEA Group, Düsseldorf, Germany