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Westfalia Separator Go Head to Head on Sludge Dewatering

Posted: Wednesday 25th June 2008

Westfalia Separator have recently won an order for three UCD decanters after a week long head to head trial with three competitor companies. Unable to make a decision on the purchase from technical presentations only, the four companies were invited to fight it out for the order in a practical display of their product. The operators of the waste water treatment plant, in the residential town of Apeldorn in the Netherlands set up a test programme with different settings which all four applicants had to complete.

Tests were carried out with the original sludge of the waste water plant and included key requirements such as flocculent consumption, the degree of separation of the separable substances and the dry substance of the discharged cake - all at different throughput capacities.

Westfalia Separator’s mobile test unit was quickly installed, discharging dewatered sludge from the decanter in less than two hours. A clear winner in the comparison tests, Westfalia Separator were also able to demonstrate excellent through life investment costs with low maintenance and operating costs.

An oder for three Westfalia Separator UCD 536 decanters was placed and the three machines were delivered and installed in the autumn of 2007 for parallel operation.

The UCD 536 decanter centrifuge is a continuously operating horizontal solid wall bowl centrifuge for maximum dewatering requirements of municipal and industrial waste water sludge and is one of the ‘CD Force’ range of high efficiency dewatering centrifuges.

Combining excellent dewatering results with cost effectiveness the decanter is simple and quick to maintain. The dynamic stability of the frame construction of the UCD 536 combines a high level of safety with a long service life.

The UCD 536 can be equipped with standard gear drive or Westfalia Separator’s patented 2-gear drive for optimum performance and reduced energy consumption.

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