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Old 17-01-17, 02:53 PM   #11
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Albion's own 'oil engine' used a similar setup.

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Old 17-01-17, 02:58 PM   #12
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The Nissan UD diesels used them instead of a bypass filter and they were very effective. There would be a cake about 0.25 in thick on the wall at every service.
I remember centrifugal oil filters from the older lorries (1940s/50s) i used to work on years ago. first time i took one apart i though initially that i was looking at a rubber lined outer container. The muck was 1/8-3/16 thick. (Dirtier engines then i suppose) I think one of those was an Albion. It had a double pipe spinner in the centre that threw the oil out on to the outer walls. Seemed very efficient.
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Old 17-01-17, 03:00 PM   #13
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Albion's own 'oil engine' used a similar setup.

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Thought you might have come across them Pete.
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Thanks Neil. Wikileaks always explains things so that i'm never quite sure what they mean. (Cos i'm fick y know.)
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Found this detailed explanation of a more sophisticated marine unit that is fully automatic, but the principle is the same.

https://youtu.be/pCDKwoiOfY4
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Pardon my ignorance but could you explain in simple terms just what a centrifuge is & does & why. I dont quite get the point. I expect theres other's on here as thick as me. But everyone on here knows how thick i am. So i'm asking for us thicko's.
Well novo...

As a forest owner I know that high densities makes for the best construction lumber...

Solid wood

Thank you.

And thank you to everyone that provided links and additional information.

There's not enough hours in a day, but I want this project up and going pretty soon, I asked for a 200l barrel of pure wmo at my local car mechanic yesterday, and he would fill one up.

The call /email to the shipbreaker will be within the week.

Anyone have an Alpha Laval model to recommend?

The swedes always built great stuff, it's a real shame what the world is coming to...

But that's politics.

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Good luck with the project mate. Let us know how it goes
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Hi Norseman,

I have both used Alfa Laval and Westfalia separators extensively at sea.
They do need some maintenance, but do the job better than the new filter you suggested and as mentioned before these will probably be cheaper from a ship breaker.

One a bit closer to you has a rather large selection of used ships equipment.

http://www.fornaes.dk/english/var-machines.php

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Anyone have an Alpha Laval model to recommend?
Get the smallest unit you can
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Good luck with the project mate. Let us know how it goes
Thanks to all of you for the informed replies, much appreciated.

Time didn't allow for me to investigate the availability of small centrifuges at Fornęs; the smallest ones listed at the website in Trondheim was at around 6kW, both Alpha and Westphalia.

I hope to find smaller, we'll see.

Anyone heard of filtering through powdered bentonite clay...?

The resulting oil should be as pure and clean as it gets...

I have some stainless 200 mm pipe in my scrapheap... And 300kg's of bentonite clay intended to waterproof a pond I dug here the other year.

Hmmm, I wonder how much thinned oil/diesel that would run through at slight pressure, before it got clogged up...

And what to use as a screen to contain the bentonite in the filter.
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