centrifuge versus sock filtering.

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Your experience with cleaning waste oil using a motor driven centrifuge or a series of sock/basket filtering down to 1 micron filters. I dont want to include lube pump driven centrifuges because of they are only in the bowl a few seconds, compared to a motor driven centrifuge that has 3-4 minutes separation time in the bowl. Im trying to figure out cost effectiveness over time. Sock/basket filter housings are 500$ each and I would need at least 2, along with a Imhoff style heated settling tank at another 2500$. A good high speed belt driven centrifuge is 2500$, and should have a heated tank to draw from, or at least a inline heated element, which is harder to control a constant temp.
 

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Simplecentrifuge.com

Best bang for buck, and has saved me thousands.


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I have tried both, But for me the best and most cost effective way (Cheapest by far) Is the sock filters, I go from one CBC container at height though a water trap filter (Golden rod), then a cartridge changeable sock filter (One down to 1 micron) To a ground level CBC And That has worked fine for over 20 years.
 

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Simplecentrifuge.com

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interesting site. I was really getting into his distilling tower, then he stopped when he was building the one with packing. He didn't say why the #3 test was unsuccessful. He also had to centrifuge the guy's homemade diesel for quite some time, (2 gallons over a hour, i think it was) so Im guessing a faster bowl speed would cut that in half.
 

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I have tried both, But for me the best and most cost effective way (Cheapest by far) Is the sock filters, I go from one CBC container at height though a water trap filter (Golden rod), then a cartridge changeable sock filter (One down to 1 micron) To a ground level CBC And That has worked fine for over 20 years.
I have been thinking about the sock filters because of the cost, and also converting a electric water heater to help remove water and settle some debris, instead of a Imhoff settling tank. My problem is that Id like to get below 1 micron, that a high speed centrifuge is capable of doing with the correct feed rate. The reason is because of ash/carbon buildup when under combustion in the engine. Maybe there won't be...I don't know yet. Have you pulled a injector ever for inspection?
 

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interesting site. I was really getting into his distilling tower, then he stopped when he was building the one with packing. He didn't say why the #3 test was unsuccessful. He also had to centrifuge the guy's homemade diesel for quite some time, (2 gallons over a hour, i think it was) so Im guessing a faster bowl speed would cut that in half.
Call him, he’s a little brash, but if you want advise, he will help however he can.

Here’s my old thread




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davidb56

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Call him, he’s a little brash, but if you want advise, he will help however he can.

Here’s my old thread




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I probably will. Im still looking at all his stuff and experiments he's done. I also got to finish a few months worth of maintenance and repairs on my tractors and Deuce (transmission) here first before starting another project.
 
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