There are a number of ways to increase efficiency and optimize the separation process when it comes to centrifugal separation. Taking the time to learn about your process and understanding the areas that need improvement can drastically help your bottom line and will result in more success.

The following are some of the things you must consider for the most efficient centrifugal separators:

Machine Start Up And Operation

Machine start-up and cleaning will impact the separation process, so it is important that your employees are trained on the basic principles concerning centrifuges; otherwise, your separation process will suffer and will be inefficient. Learning how the separators work and how they should be operated is extremely important and both employees and business owners will benefit from this knowledge. Make sure you take routine operational tasks like cleaning and machine start-up seriously as they will make a big difference.

Flow Rate

Most pieces of equipment are rated by pounds per hour, although actual processing can be much lower, and if that is the case, you may have an opportunity to increase the efficiency of your separation process. You must remember that even if your equipment is processing the correct pounds per hour, yet the final product is not separated properly, there may still be an opportunity to improve.

Valve Adjustments

This may be necessary for optimal separation because valves help maintain pressure and can control the flow of your product. If the valves are set up incorrectly for your product, process, and flow rate, you may be losing out on a lot of money annually and this will affect your business negatively. To prevent this from happening, valve adjustments may be necessary.


This is a requirement for any piece of equipment and is an essential part of the process. The right maintenance procedures will allow your equipment to function properly and efficiently and when it comes to centrifugal separators, a lack of maintenance can result in the need for expensive repairs and a dangerous workplace environment. Both of these would have very serious consequences, so you must never avoid maintenance needs, especially if you want your machine to function at a high rate.

These four things commonly affect the efficiency of centrifugal separation, so you need to take the proper steps to prevent a lack of efficiency and to ensure your machine does not function at a reduced rate. Taber Solids Control can provide you with more information regarding this matter and can answer any of your centrifuge related questions. If you are in the Edmonton area and want exceptional service, give us a call today!