Chicken Processor Eliminates Complications With Reliable DAF System

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TAS Chicken Process Manufacturer

Chicken Processor Eliminates complications with reliable DAF System

  • Food Process Manufacturer
  • TAS
  • 2017
  • Food and Agribusiness
  • Daf System
  • Edur DAF
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Project Background

A TAS Food Process plant had previously installed a traditional DAF system. Traditional DAF (Dissolved Air Flotation) pumping systems have so many moving parts. The components include an air compressor, pressure vessel, centrifugal pump and of course the controller to get all three components to work harmoniously.

The Problem

The disadvantages of such a complicated system are many. For one, the pressure vessel requires regular certification and records must be kept. The controller needs monitoring. The maintenance time and costs for the many components can be costly.

When one of the largest Chicken processors in Australia wanted to eliminate these complications, and install a more reliable system that requires no controls and is set and forget, they approached Hydro Innovations. The technical staff at Hydro have a combined 80 years of experience in the pump industry. The knowledge of the team is second to none.

The Solution

After consultation, an EDUR LBU 404 C120L with 5.5kW motor was installed. The EDUR multi-phase pump produces consistent fine micro bubbles perfect for the operation of a DAF tank. The EDUR pump has the unique ability to draw atmospheric air into the suction line, shear it, mix it with the water being drawn from the “clean” end of the DAF tank, and saturate the air into the water [by pressurising it].

The Results

The EDUR pump eliminates the need for a compressor, control system, conventional pump, air saturation vessel (and ongoing certifications). The pressure vessel can be removed or bypassed, or they can be incorporated it into the new system.

Because of the simplicity of the system, operators will see an improvement in energy consumption [because they are not running compressors] and a vast improvement in maintenance costs. There is no pressure vessel to continually certify, no compressor to maintain, and no more complicated control system to operate. Just “set and forget”.

With the pump running at 10m3 per hour and circulating approximately 10% of the inflow to the DAF tank, the plant has been running free of maintenance and interference for over 4 years.

More information on sewage pumps in Australia can be obtained by contacting Hydro Innovations on 02 9898 1800 or by email on info@hydroinnovations.com.au

The Pumps

EDUR is a leading German pump manufacturing company, specialising in high-quality industrial centrifugal pumps. EDUR produces pumps for industries such as the food process industry and the municipal industry. Their pumps are customised to suit a range of applications including hot and cold water pumping, wastewater, LPG pumping, dissolved air flotation (DAF) and refrigerant pumping.

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The EDUR LBU multiphase pump is a multi-stage centrifugal pump with the unique capability of being able to pump a liquid/gas mixture. The centrifugal pump is constructed of either C.I./ Bz/ SS, Nodular Cast Iron, All-Bronze, Stainless Steel, or Super-Duplex Stainless Steel construction, so may be used to handle a variety of liquids.

Air, Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide and Ozone gases can be introduced into the suction line and transported and used to mix or disperse the gases. This makes the pump ideal for DAF plants, where the multiphase pumps provide the task of air saturation without the use of compressed air (no compressor, air saturation tank or associated controls).

Advantages include:

  • Flows to  16 l/s
  • Heads to max. 250 m
  • Operating pressure max. 40 bar
  • Handle temperatures from -50 °C to 140 °C
  • Gas contents up to 30 %
  • up to 115  cSt
  • Cast iron/Bronze/Stainless steel, Nodular cast Iron, All-Bronze, Stainless Steel, or Super-Duplex Stainless Steel construction
  • Completely replace the “old” DAF system with a single pump

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The EDUR PBU multiphase pump is a single-stage peripheral centrifugal pump with the unique capability of being able to pump a liquid/gas mixture. The centrifugal pump is constructed of stainless steel, so may be used to handle a variety of liquids. Air, Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide and Ozone gases can be introduced into the suction line and transported and used to mix or disperse the gases. This makes the pump ideal for DAF plants, where the multiphase pumps provide the task of air saturation without the use of compressed air (no compressor, air saturation tank or associated controls).

Advantages include:

  • Flows to  401 l/s
  • Head max 145m
  • Operating pressure max. 16 bar
  • Temperature -40 °C to 140 °C
  • Gas contents up to 15%
  • Viscosity up to 115 cSt
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Completely replace the “old” DAF system with a single pump

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Hydro Innovations is proud to distribute a broad range of quality, reliable and industry-leading industrial pumps and aerators.

We are also delighted to share that Hydro Innovations is proud to be the exclusive distributor of Gorman-Rupp Pumps.

Gorman-Rupp is the world leader in self-priming centrifugal wastewater pump technology, and invests heavily in R&D, and in training for their international representatives – like Hydro Innovations.

This puts us in an excellent position to make the very best recommendations for our Australian customers.

Our other suppliers, Ragazzini of Italy and EDUR of Germany, are also world leaders in their respective technologies (Peristaltic Pumps – Ragazzini, and Specialist centrifugal pumps – EDUR).

We carry a very large inventory of pumps and spare parts for all of these brands, to help us to deliver industry-leading service.