Separators - Chemical-Pharma-Mineral Applications
Product Announcement from GEA Westfalia Separator
GEA Westfalia Separator is a global leader in separation technology whose equipment is found in virtually every industry that processes fluids, including – the clarification of suspensions, separation of solids from liquids, separating liquid mixtures of differing densities or viscosities, extraction of active substances, and the concentration or dewatering of solids.
The chemical industry is characterized by extreme processing conditions and challenging substances, such as concentrated acids and explosive materials. Nowhere does safety hold such a high priority.
On the other hand, equipment for use in the pharmaceutical industry must preserve fragile cell cultures, delicately separate fermentation broths, and handle other delicate and precious biomaterials. Finally in the mineral processing area, centrifuges must be able to extract and classify the tiniest particles and continuously separate fluids of differing densities on a continuous basis.
These widely divergent needs have resulted in the development of highly specialized separators, decanters and membrane filtration equipment, all designed with a strict adherence to hygiene, safety and product quality.
- Steam sterilizable separators treat products gently with their hydrohermetic feed, provide GMP design and reliably eliminate the danger of product contamination by meeting the highest cleaning-in-place (CIP) and sterilizing-in-place (SIP) requirements.
- Corrosion resistant separators are manufactured with special materials such as Incoloy 825 or titanium palladium. Such corrosion-resistant materials provide reliability, high performance and reduced maintenance.
- Classifying decanters are highly specialized for use in mineral processing. They are equipped with high torque drive systems and special interior coatings. They are used to classify, sort and dewater substances like calcium carbonate, kaolin, titanium dioxides and metal ores.
- Gas-tight decanters are built in accordance with European ATEX regulations and are designed for situations with excess pressure and temperatures. Their electrical components are designed for operation in explosion-protected zones.