Centrifuge Installation & Commissioning

Centrifuge Installation & Commissioning

Optimisation at Covidien UK

Following a recent overhaul of their two vertical, batch basket, filtration centrifuges, NCD Separation Solutions were invited to carryout a performance survey with a view of delivering an operator training package once the centrifuges were considered fully optimised.

The optimisation exercise for both centrifuges took approx. 5 days to complete. This not only increased production by over 10% but also improved product quality, yield, efficiency and the health and safety to the whole process.

Subsequent operator training sessions will ensure the now optimised process is maintained and operators have more confidence in making various changes to the process from time to time as they are more understanding of their actions.

Site Manager Mr Dave Hickton thanked NCD Separation Solutions for their professionalism in delivering all the various facets of the centrifuge upgrade package. He feels sure the improvement will be of significant benefit to Covidien.

Centrifuge Installation & Commissioning

Installation & Commissioning

A leading industrial chemical manufacturing organisation located in the Midlands, UK, recently purchased a large refurbished vertical batch basket filtration centrifuge with an additional Inert Gas Blanketing facility.

The company already has several batch basket centrifuges installed on site and it is hoped this latest acquisition would enhance production in its attempt to meet increased demand for one of their leading products.

NCD Separation Solutions Ltd was asked to provide assistance in the commissioning of their ‘new’ centrifuge. Following successful FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) and SAT (Site Acceptance Test) evaluations the centrifuge was ready for commissioning.

After completing dry commissioning and wet commissioning with water, the centrifuge was readied for actual product suspension. Product commissioning took several days to complete, at the end of which a fully optimised centrifuge separation system was achieved.

This latest centrifuge facility will now allow the end user to more than double their current production levels.

Centrifuge Installation & Commissioning

Centrifuge Installation & Commissioning of Vietnam sugar factory

A sugar factory in the province of Nghe An, Vietnam elected to employ the use of several new batch & continuous sugar centrifuges. The centrifuges were purchased from Thomas Broadbent based in the UK. The factory is designed to process 6,000 tonnes of sugar cane per day. Factory engineering and management support required for such a major project was supplied by a leading Australian engineering house.

NCD Separation Solutions Ltd was offered the opportunity to become part of the centrifuge Installation & Commissioning team.

Despite several issues surrounding the supply of regular volumes of sugar cane the project was eventually successfully completed by all parties, on budget and in time.

Following successful Installation and Commissioning of the centrifuges, NCD Separation Solutions remained on site to deliver a detailed Centrifuge Operator Training package.

Once operating at full capacity NCD Separation Solutions Ltd has been asked to return to site to undertake a detailed Optimisation program of the centrifuge operation.