By using centrifugal force, centrifuge oil water separators or, centrifuges, offer another method of oil water separation. These machines are based on the principle that when spun, a liquid mixture will separate, leaving the denser particles on the outside and the less dense in the center. There are different types of centrifuges, but many feature stacked cone-shaped disk in the middle to encourage the denser particles to fall to the bottom and help the less dense rise to the top.
Centrifuges have proven to be effective and are used in a number of industries, but are they the best choice for oil water separation? When you consider that centrifuges have internal moving parts that will need consistent maintenance and that centrifuges are less efficient than even coalescing separators, the answer is pretty obvious.
Unlike the HYDRASEP® Oil Water Separator, centrifuges have many moving parts, meaning more of your time and money will be spent on maintenance. These moving parts not only cause a danger to your wallet, but to workers, as studies show that centrifuges lead to more accidents than other types of oil water separators. It’s clear that Hydrasep’s maintenance-free solution makes us the best choice for oil water separators.
Not only do centrifuges drive up maintenance danger and cost, but they’re not as effective as other types of separators, either. Studies have shown that more oil and water are recovered during coalescing separation than by using centrifugal force. They study went on to prove that even after being run through a centrifuge, a coalescing oil water separator was able to get more water and oil from the mix.
This just further proves the HYDRASEP® ‘s superior performance. Our patented design and bubble-spin principle works better than centrifuges and coalescing oil water separators. With no internal moving parts, we can save you significant time and money in maintenance cost while providing you with the most efficient oil water separation method.