Alfa Laval OF 900 separator maximizes separation performance and reduces the need for up- and downstream equipment
Specifically designed with the high standards and demands of the oil and gas industry in mind, Alfa Laval OF 900 is a compact centrifugal separator for separating solids – especially hazardous contaminants – from fluids, such as condensate, oil and/or water. It is ideal for tough separation cases where submicron particle contaminants (e.g. mercury and arsenic) need to be removed.
Two elements set Alfa Laval OF 900 apart from other centrifugal separators: a center-to-center flow path and the Hermetic Design.
The center-to-center principle ensures gradual process liquid acceleration into the high G-force separation environment of the disc stacks. Thanks to the efficiency of this flow path design, Alfa Laval OF 900 uses 30% less power than conventional centrifugal separators,
When it comes to process integration, both the inlet and outlet of Alfa Laval OF 900 are hermetically sealed by mechanical seals – Hermetic Design – preventing gas flashing inside the separator and eliminating the need for upstream degassing vessels.
With regard to its overall design, Alfa Laval OF 900 is similar to other centrifugal separators, meaning it consists of a machine bottom part – housing a gear drive and lubrication system – and a top part – featuring the bowl, bowl casing with cooling jacket and outlets for separated liquids and discharged sludge.
To improve its long-term performance under all conditions, all of Alfa Laval OF 900 metallic parts – in contact with the process liquid – are produced from high-grade stainless steel. Equally robust are the gaskets and seals, which are made from Viton® (a brand of synthetic rubber and fluoropolymer elastomer).Together, these components ensure that Alfa Laval OF 900 provides an extra-long lifecycle with minimal maintenance requirements.
About Alfa Laval
Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling.
The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol.
Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, oil and gas exploration, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications.
Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena. Alfa Laval is listed on Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2017, posted annual sales of about SEK 35.3 billion (approx. 3.6 billion Euros). The company has about 16,400 employees.