The Alfa Laval Explore tool helps users evaluate how using centrifugal separation technology may improve their processes.
The Alfa Laval Explore tool helps users evaluate how using centrifugal separation technology may improve their processes.

Alfa Laval has announced the launch of Explore, a new online predictive performance tool designed for process industries facing separation challenges.

The Explore tool, along with the new Explorer pilot test unit, debuted at ACHEMA recently and it enables customers to determine if centrifugal separation is right for the task at hand by accurately predicting separation performance. The tool is aimed at customers in the chemicals industry, who require proof of concept before switching to centrifugal separation.

The Alfa Laval Explore tool helps users evaluate how using centrifugal separation technology may improve their processes by providing accurate and convenient information on preliminary separator results. For customers who have separability data, the tool predicts the window of operation to achieve performance goals, displaying this information on a clear performance graph. For those who don’t have data like particle size or droplet size distribution, the tool shows them how to obtain the data through a series of straightforward lab tests.

The Explore tool also provides a roadmap from predicting separation performance and conducting lab tests through to pilot-scale testing and fine-tuning before customers decide to order and install an Alfa Laval separator for large-scale production processes.