Decanter Centrifuge

Whether you are working towards maximizing product recovery or looking to get the most out of your “zero-discharge” closed-loop system, Elgin’s field proven decanter centrifuge is the ideal solution for liquid/solids separation and dewatering operations. With over 550 centrifuges installed worldwide, Elgin’s centrifuges are a field proven solution.

A decanter centrifuge is a  mechanical device used for the separation of solids from slurries in many industrial processes. In oilwell drilling, a centrifuge is used to condition drilling fluids by dividing the fluid into high-density and low-density streams, permitting one to be separated from the other. The division is achieved by accelerated sedimentation. As the drilling fluid is passed through a rapidly rotating bowl, centrifugal force moves the heavier particles to the bowl wall, where they are scraped toward the underflow (heavy slurry) discharge ports by a concentric auger, also called a scroll or conveyor, which rotates at a slightly slower rate than the bowl. The separation of the heavier particles divides the processed fluid into two streams: the heavy phase, also called the under- flow or cake; and the lighter phase, which is called the overflow, light slurry, effluent, or centrate.

Looking for Turn-Key Decanter Centrifuge Solutions

In addition to manufacturing a complete line of decanter centrifuges, Elgin offers mobile turn-key solutions that minimize space and maximize dewatering operations. Our in-house engineering team can design the perfect trailer mounted or containerized system for any operating requirements.