Simple Centrifuge
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Photo Gallery - This gallery represents the work over several years. Some designs have been replaced and/or updated as time progressed. Most images contain a date stamp visable on the large version. Please note the date when viewing. We are always experimenting with new concepts and designs. If you have any questions about any photo please contact us.
Total photos in gallery 1280 - Latest photo update 2016/07/11 12:37:36
Asterisk(*) indicates new photos in the past 30 days
Adapter 56C to 56J ( 15 )
Algae Recovery ( 42 )
Bacterial fermentation ( 1 )
Balancer Mandrels ( 8 )
Bearing replacement ( 25 )
Botry Culture ( 2 )
Building a gantry ( 16 )
Chestnut Extract ( 9 )
CNC Coolant ( 6 )
Coconut Oil ( 8 )
Construction ( 43 )
Contaminated diesel ( 2 )
Craig's Machine ( 31 )
Cross Drill End Bell ( 10 )
Crude oil ( 5 )
Custom motor shaft ( 23 )
Experimental Motor ( 19 )
Explosion proof motor ( 3 )
Feed Cone ( 29 )
Feed Cone with Fins ( 6 )
Feed Tube ( 3 )
Filter Paper ( 7 )
Ford on WMO ( 2 )
Foundry ( 5 )
Foundry 2 ( 18 )
Gear pump ( 2 )
Grinding fluid ( 19 )
Grinding fluid 2 ( 14 )
Heaters ( 9 )
History ( 11 )
Homemade Diesel ( 7 )
Homemade diesel 2 ( 41 )
Homemade Diesel 3 ( 15 )
Homemade Diesel 4 ( 12 )
How it works ( 3 )
Hydraulic Oil ( 3 )
Keyless Bushing ( 11 )
Lab Centrifuge ( 16 )
Lab Centrifuge 2 ( 18 )
Lapidary Cutting Oil ( 2 )
Lock motor shaft ( 6 )
Magnesol removal ( 6 )
Microwave heater ( 7 )
Misc. Mods ( 4 )
Mitsubishi 4x4 on WMO ( 10 )
New Feed Cone ( 16 )
New Feed Tube ( 7 )
New Rotor 2013 ( 24 )
New rotor design ( 16 )
Oil and Contaminants ( 42 )
Oil Skimmer ( 8 )
Our Shop ( 37 )
Peristaltic Pump ( 29 )
Powder Coating ( 10 )
Renderings ( 8 )
Retrofit rotor for WVOD ( 17 )
Rework Mount ( 10 )
Rotor fins ( 34 )
Rotor Fins One Piece ( 6 )
Seal ( 6 )
Sea Weed ( 4 )
Sediment removal ( 16 )
See thru lid - Building ( 16 )
See thru lid - Testing ( 28 )
Skim Tube ( 56 )
Skim Tube for VCO ( 8 )
Small Settling Tank ( 14 )
Tanks ( 9 )
Tanks - Complete System ( 13 )
Tap drain ( 10 )
Testing Seal Screws ( 6 )
Tests by fuelfarmer ( 22 )
Turn key machine ( 38 )
Two part rotor ( 30 )
Ultrasonic filter cleaning ( 8 )
Updates ( 26 )
Users Machines ( 34 )
Vacuum pickup ( 3 )
VW on WMO ( 7 )
Water-Oil Seperator ( 7 )
Water trap ( 5 )
Wine Clarification ( 4 )
WVO Heat Tests ( 7 )
WVO Pump ( 6 )
WVO Tests ( 14 )
Tanks
Photos of tank designs we've used. Some good, some bad.
Tank stack that we used for processing WVO. Dirty WVO is placed in the top tank and clean oil out flowed the centrifuge into the bottom tank. All gravity fed. Tank has an element in the bottom to heat the oil. Not shown in the picture is the water trap before the centrifuge and the timer valve that controlled the flow into the centrifuge. Tank stack that we used to process motor oils. Like the WVO stack we used a water trap and timer valve before the centrifuge. You can see the centrifuge mount between the tanks. We have switched to vertical tanks. Tank rollers used when prepping tanks for paint.
Tank stack that we used for processing WVO. Dirty WVO is placed in the top tank and clean oil out flowed the centrifuge into the bottom tank. All gravity fed. Tank has an element in the bottom to heat the oil. Not shown in the picture is the water trap before the centrifuge and the timer valve that controlled the flow into the centrifuge. Tank stack that we used to process motor oils. Like the WVO stack we used a water trap and timer valve before the centrifuge. You can see the centrifuge mount between the tanks. We have switched to vertical tanks. Tank rollers used when prepping tanks for paint.
Making a five gallon bucket into a centrifuge feed tank is simple. Start by drilling a hole with a suitable hole saw. Install the bung. This is the view from the inside. This is the view from the bottom. Be certain to tighten it well so that it doesn't leak.
Making a five gallon bucket into a centrifuge feed tank is simple. Start by drilling a hole with a suitable hole saw. Install the bung. This is the view from the inside. This is the view from the bottom. Be certain to tighten it well so that it doesn't leak.
This is the finished bucket tank. I drilled a hole in the top of the stool so the pipe and valve could pass through. This is very easy to move around. I needed a setup in the shop to demonstrate the centrifuge. This is a photo from inside the tank while filling from the centrifuge. This is used motor oil being processed warm (inside our shop) at 5 gallons per hour, about 1/4 what Mike normally does at the farm. What is interesting about this photo is in addition to the stream of oil coming from the centrifuge you can see the oil mist that comes in also. If our seals weren't good this mist or oil vapor would escape into the air, which we breath. It would also leave a thin oil coating on everything. I've never seen vegetable oil create such a fine mist as this motor oil. This is a used oil tank we recovered after a fire. Note how the paint was burned off the top of the tank but not the bottom. The recovered oil was really nice after being heated so hot. The tank had a thick layer of crud on the bottom that fell out of the oil during the fire.
This is the finished bucket tank. I drilled a hole in the top of the stool so the pipe and valve could pass through. This is very easy to move around. I needed a setup in the shop to demonstrate the centrifuge. This is a photo from inside the tank while filling from the centrifuge. This is used motor oil being processed warm (inside our shop) at 5 gallons per hour, about 1/4 what Mike normally does at the farm. What is interesting about this photo is in addition to the stream of oil coming from the centrifuge you can see the oil mist that comes in also. If our seals weren't good this mist or oil vapor would escape into the air, which we breath. It would also leave a thin oil coating on everything. I've never seen vegetable oil create such a fine mist as this motor oil. This is a used oil tank we recovered after a fire. Note how the paint was burned off the top of the tank but not the bottom. The recovered oil was really nice after being heated so hot. The tank had a thick layer of crud on the bottom that fell out of the oil during the fire.
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