2015-08-03 Product news

Discover Alfa Laval PAZD 10 at PIPOC 2015

At the MPOB International Palm Oil Congress and Exhibition (PIPOC 2015) in Kuala Lumpur, from 6-8 October, 2015, Alfa Laval – a global supplier of palm oil solutions – presents new processing solutions from milling, to effluent treatment, to refining with focus on high yield, waste upcycling, minimum impact to the environment and reliability – all of which delivers peace of mind with Alfa Laval’s 360° service portfolio. One of the products on display is Alfa Laval PAZD 10, the latest addition to our separator range, purpose-built to meet the requirements of the palm oil milling industry.


Reliable and robust crude palm oil separator

The Alfa Laval PAZD 10 separator is designed to recover waste oil from sterilizer condensate. It can also be used to recover oil from the heavy phase of the decanter. It can recover almost all free oil, even if only present in a very small amount in the feed.

Its unique disc-less design does not hinder it from good oil recovery efficiency, the absence of bowl discs means that there will not be any blockages from non-oily solids and impurities that are normally trapped between the discs. This improves the separation efficiency of the bowl.


Minimal oil losses

The medium is separated immediately after being fed into the rotating distributor. The distributor has a special ‘wing’ design to disperse the medium evenly inside the bowl. The bowl

rotation generates a high centrifugal force, which separates the free oil from the water and solids.

Nozzles are spaced evenly around the edge of the bowl. Their function is to continuously discharge water and solids. To save power, the nozzles are tangentially placed, thereby utilizing the energy of jet reaction from the solids as they discharge.


Optimized protection against wear

The separator has a number of improved, replaceable wear liners, which protect the separator from excessive erosion. The nozzles are made from wear-resistant material in order to extend their lives and optimize the performance with crude palm oil.

The top part of the machine is larger and has a wide outlet to facilitate quick disposal of nozzle flow. This will minimize wear on the outside of the bowl body. It is common to see a lot of wear on bowl discs in applications where the content of sand and impurities is high. The unique design of this distributor eliminates this problem.


Service is never far away

With a presence in all major palm oil-producing countries, Alfa Laval is more than just a supplier of equipment. Our strategi­cally placed resources that have extensive experience in palm oil separation will help you generate cost savings through effi­cient maintenance management. Our services include, but are not limited to, fast, guaranteed service, expert advice, supply of genuine spare parts and customized full service contracts.

There are a total of 11 service centres in South East Asia and 3 of them are catering the needs of peninsular and East Malaysia. 


Editor’s note:

About Alfa Laval in Southeast Asia (SEA)

Alfa Laval in Southeast Asia first established its sales office in Malaysia in 1969. Ever since then, it spread its branches to several other neighbouring countries to increase presence in direct sales and service network in the growing domestic markets.


Today, Alfa Laval Southeast Asia consists of 5 sales companies in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines and a sales organization in Vietnam. The setup with the service centres in Kuala Lumpur, Bintulu and Sandakan in Malaysia, Pontianak, Pekan Baru, Banjar Masin and Cilegon in Indonesia, Cagayan de Oro City in Philippines, Bangkok in Thailand and Singapore, and 1 distribution centre in Singapore gives Alfa Laval South East Asia the possibility to stay very close to its customers and react rapidly to their business needs.


About Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling.


The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol.


Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications.


Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena.


Alfa Laval is listed on Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2014, posted annual sales of about SEK 35.1 billion (approx. 3.85 billion Euros). The company has about 18 000 employees.



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