centrifugal decanter / horizontal / industrial / for olive oil
Tricanter® Flottweg SE



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    industrial, for olive oil, for mineral oil, for sludge dehydration

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The Flottweg Tricanter® For Three-Phase Separation

In three-phase separation, it is possible to separated two liquid phases from one solid phase at the same time. The Flottweg Tricanter® is the perfect partner for separating these three phases. The different densities of the (immiscible) liquids and the solid mean that all three phases can be discharged simultaneously using the Tricanter®. This is the reason for the name Tricanter® (tri for three).

To ensure that the separation process can take place, the solid phase must be the specifically heaviest phase and the liquid phases must have different densities. Otherwise, the scroll of the decanter will not be able to transport the solid at all, or only inadequately, and this has an affect on the separation result.

The structure and function of the Tricanter® are similar to those of a decanter (two-phase separation). The decisive difference between these two machines concerns the way that the liquid is discharged. There are two liquid phases in a Tricanter®. A "heavy" liquid phase (higher density and discharged under pressure) as well as a "light" liquid phase (lower density and discharged without pressure).

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