Decanter Centrifuges

Decanter installed and operating

Broadbent design and manufacture a range of decanter centrifuges for use in the sweetener industries. Decanting centrifuges operate continuously and we can provide the size you need to process flows from 20 – 100m3/hr (approx. 100-500 US gpm).

Broadbent decanters are used in the beet sugar industry to process clarifier underflow and produce a handleable solid for returning to the growers or other disposal. This reduces or removes the need for open settling ponds with the associated problem of odours.

Within the cane industry decanters are used to supplement or replace the capacity of RVF’s operating on cane mud clarifier underflow. Decanters can produce drier solids than many solids removal techniques currently used in the sweetener industries. This lower moisture, coupled with the ability to wash within the decanter, gives both a drier solid and greater sucrose recovery. In addition no bagacillo addition is needed, so additional bagass is available as fuel for the boiler etc.

During installation

Decanter for raw sugar mud

The dewatering of sludges and other effluent streams is a well-established application for decanting centrifuges. Many separation requirements within the sweetener industries fall in this general category. Contact Broadbent to discuss your particular application.

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The patented Broadbent decanter centrifuge design for cane mud processing:

  • discharges drier mud than an RVF
  • operates without bagacillo addition
  • typically delivers 95% sucrose recovery
  • is simple to automate
  • has large turn-down ratio
  • needs minimal supervision
  • prolongs rotating component life (full wear protection)
  • has a similar electrical energy requirement to RVF installation
  • is more compact than equivalent RVF.