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Old 04-12-2007, 10:53 PM
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Question Anyone using a "Simple Centrifuge" for WVO?

Is anyone using a "Simple Centrifuge" for processing their WVO?
I'm thinking of buying one. www.simplecentrifuge.com.
It processes about 5gal/hr of heated oil. Water separates out also.
About $700 for centrifuge and motor.
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A while back fabman was working on an old washer to use as one. I don't know if it worked out or not. Maby he will jump in here.
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Thanks jim. I'm looking for something compact and lightweight, as I'll be processing out of my cabover camper while on a yearlong tour of the US, Mexico and Canada.
Although pricey, this "simple centrifuge" unit will weigh about 50 lbs and fit into a 18x18x24" space. I was hoping to find someone actually using one for feedback prior to purchasing one.
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There is a thread over on infopop about others using a centrifuge for cleaning oil. The post has over 70,000 views and over 1000 replies.

From what I've read it will work great but seems heat is needed for the best results.

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Thanks Erick. I've seen the thread about the diesel craft fluid driven centrifuge. It needs something like a power steering pump and an electric moter to work and takes up more space. Its cheeper, though, only about $250 for the centrifuge part. You have to heat the oil in any case. A 5 gal propane turkey roaster works fine for small batches.
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I think when I talked to Fabman about that it was really hard to get up to velocity to seperate the glycering and bio. I went with a hydrocyclone that is small and with enouph pump pressure you can get it up to 9k rpm. The glyc and junk come out the bottom and bio out the top. I think I have a pic in my folder.
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Thanks Kennedyford. I'm still hoping to find someone doing SVO processing with this simplecentrifuge unit.
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