ANDRITZ announced it achieved 40% less power consumption for its new series of decanter centrifuges for the environment industry

International technology Group ANDRITZ has launched a new series of decanter centrifuges for the environment industry, achieving up to 40% less power consumption, while maintaining throughput and efficiency.

Graz, Austria, 13-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — This innovative new series was developed in the ANDRITZ SEPARATION Center of Competence in Châteauroux, France, to counter rising power costs and enable customers to obtain an attractive return on investment. The power-saving features are available on the new D5 to D10 decanters and benefit from a direct-drive gearbox for the scroll drive, which cuts power consumption by reducing frictional and electrical losses from pulleys, belts, motors, and variable-frequency drives. Further advantages are the ANDRITZ TurboJet weir plates (also available as retrofit for many decanters) and the High Hydraulic Pressure (HHP) decanter design to cut the power loss. The combined effect of these features accounts for up to 40% power savings – thus reducing the operating costs and total cost of ownership.

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The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. In addition, ANDRITZ offers technologies for certain other sectors including automation, the production of animal feed and biomass pellets, pumps, machinery for nonwovens and plastic films, steam boiler plants, biomass boilers and gasification plants for energy generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of panelboards (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and biomass torrefaction plants. The publicly listed, international technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of around 23,900 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 220 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world.

ANDRITZ SEPARATION is one of the leading suppliers of technologies and services in the solid/liquid separation and thermal treatment areas for the environmental sector (particularly treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater), for mining and mineral processing, the chemical industry, and for the food and beverages industries. The extensive portfolio covers centrifuges, filters, thermal systems, screens, thickeners, separators, and conveying equipment. The business area also supplies equipment for production of animal feed pellets and for biomass torrefaction. Based on 150 years of experience, ANDRITZ SEPARATION is a long-term service partner for the entire life cycle of customer plants, including delivery of wear and spare parts, modernization, and process optimization.


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