Customer at an Arizona copper mine was looking to achieve SX Crud separation. They initially attempted to accomplish this separation using a belt press but that was wildly unsuccessful. A high-speed tricanter centrifuge was their best option in order to obtain their desired results, and we knew that this was the perfect application for our Flottweg Z4E tricanter mobile centrifuge.
However, the product by nature is extremely acidic and will break down the stainless steel components of a centrifuge. In order to accommodate the customer, we specially-coated the internal stainless steel components of our tricanter mobile centrifuge with a material that would withstand the feed composition and provide the customer with the outcome they were looking for.
The customer has been renting the tricanter mobile centrifuge for almost 12 months with minimal downtime and we expect the rental to continue for the foreseeable future.
Petroleum Solids Control, Inc., located in California, is the largest provider of specialized solids, liquids and oil separation rental equipment on the west coast. Since 1956 we have been a family-owned and operated company. Over 65 years of experience has enabled us to become experts in providing our customers with tailored solutions for all their separation needs using mobile horizonal decanter centrifuges and tricanter centrifuges.