High Performance Tubular Centrifuges

Western States - High Performance Tubular CentrifugesThe Western States RINA SR and SRP Series of Tubular Centrifuges are designed to operate at high speeds to generate up to 13,600 gravities of centrifugal force. Tubular centrifuges are used for the recovery or the elimination of liquid suspended impurities, and for the separation of two (2) non-miscible liquids of different densities. The RINA SR and SRP are available either as a clarifying type or separating type of tubular centrifuge.

Clarifying Type (Solid-Liquid Separation)

The RINA SR and SRP configured as a clarifying type of tubular centrifuge is designed to separate low percentages of solids between 1 and 0.001 microns in size which are suspended in a liquid. The high centrifugal force generated causes the solids to migrate to the wall of the centrifuge tube where they are retained. The clarified liquid is the discharged at the top of the tube.

Separating Type (Liquid-Liquid Separation)

The RINA SR and SRP configured as a separating type of tubular centrifuge is designed to separate two (2) immiscible liquids of differing densities. The high centrifugal force generated causes the high density liquid to migrate toward the tube wall while the lower density liquid is displaced to the center of the tube. The separated liquids are then discharged at the top of the tube with dedicated outlets.

Separating Type (Liquid-Liquid-Solid Separation)

The RINA SR and SRP can also be configured as a separating type of tubular centrifuge to separate three (3) phase solutions. If any solids are present they will collect on the wall of the centrifuge tube while the two (2) separated liquids are discharged at the top of the tube by the dedicated outlets.

Western States - High Performance Tubular Centrifuges

Typical Applications

  • Separation of viruses and bacteria
  • Classification of biotechnological solutions
  • Production of gamma-globulin
  • Separation and clarification of lubricating oils, greases and solvents
  • Concentration of essential oils
  • Purification of fish oils
  • Dehydration of varnishes and lacquers
  • Clarification of fruit juices

Design Features and Benefits

  • Simple and robust design
  • Small footprint
  • Installations without foundations since the forces are not transmitted to the floor
  • Portable
  • Tube removal without dis-assembly
  • Full opening design available to facilitate easy cleaning, inspection and removal of the tube
  • Heating and cooling capabilities
  • CIP (Clean in Place) cleaning system
  • SIP (Sterilization in Place) cleaning system
  • Electric drive motor with hydraulic clutch
  • VFD speed control

Materials of Construction

The product contact surfaces can be constructed of 316 Stainless Steel, Hastelloy, Inconel, Monel, Titanium or other exotic alloys with highly polished surfaces.

Manufactured by

Western States - Riera Nadeu, S.A.