The Centrifuge Function & The Importance of a Systematic Repair and Maintenance Program
On any project that is utilizing a centrifuge, no matter what additional equipment and filtration is operating, the centrifuge is one of the most critical components of the process. Project Managers from various industries rely on centrifuges to remove unwanted solids in various slurries, fluids, or spoils by rotating the centrifuge bowl at high speeds of up to 3,000 rpm’s. This high rotational speed accelerates the removal of unwanted solids ensuring that recovered fluids can be reused in the process, reducing total volume of drilling fluid needed on a given project. At Stage 3 Separation we recognize this and through our systematic repair and maintenance program, we guarantee the reliability of the solid separation process. Maintaining centrifuge uptime while avoiding costly downtime directly correlates to project productivity and other associated cost centers across your fluids and waste generation value chain. To learn how to achieve the best uptime performance on your projects, let’s talk about balance.
Proper Balance is Critical to Maintaining Optimal Centrifuge Operations
Think of high-speed rotating equipment like the tires on motor vehicles that we travel on every day; if a tire gets out of balance it can cause accelerated or uneven wear to the tire, resulting in vibration, or diminished performance.
In similar fashion when looking at rotating filtration equipment, imbalance leads to vibration which is typically the root cause of mechanical failure, decreased performance, and added repair and maintenance costs. The Stage 3 Separation process to mitigate these situations resides in numerous oversight protocols that include:
- Proper daily operator maintenance with oversight compliance.
- Systematic rebuild protocols utilizing the most sophisticated balancing and vibration technology.
- Following OEM service intervals and machined part specifications.
Stage 3 Separation’s R&M Program Provides Highest Reliability
A top priority at Stage 3 Separation will always be to provide our customers with the safest, most reliable, and most efficient centrifuge for the project’s needs. Each centrifuge that returns from a project is systematically overhauled, repaired, tested, and balanced before returning to service. This is what sets Stage 3 apart from their competitors and it is because of this attention to detail that our fleet of over 600 centrifuges are consistently more reliable. Better performance reduces costs and helps projects stay on schedule.
When your next project demands the most reliable fleet of equipment and operational experience to handle and remove unwanted solids and reduce expenses across your fluids and disposal project costs, contact the most trusted and dependable separation company in North America. Learn more about our services to see how we can help.
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