By Jack Burke05 September 2018

GEA released a new marine separator designed to be more easily maintained at SMM in Hamburg, Germany.

GEA said that to develop a future-proof separation technology, it was necessary to completely rethink marine separators. The result, according to the company, is a revolutionary solution with integrated direct drive, an extremely simple service concept, compact design, more capacity per square meter of floor space and intelligent connectivity.

The new GEA Separator for maritime applications has a service interval of 16 000 operating hours, at which point the “modular exchange drive unit” is replaced. According to GEA, unplanned maintenance is almost impossible with the new GEA marine Separator and maintenance effort on board is reduced by up to 90% with simultaneous lower maintenance costs and maximum machine availability. GEA customers receive an OEM-certified, replaceable drive module delivered to a location of their choice worldwide.

With an efficiency level of more than 96% and a savings potential of up to 30 000 kWh per year, the integrated direct drive is the heart of GEA’s new separator series. The direct drive with its synchronous motor requires no belt and no coupling. For the first time, spindle and motor are available as modular exchange drive units, which is designed to simplify installation and maintenance of the machine. The space requirement on board is also reduced by 50%, the company said.

Based on the CWE 15375 standard, the new GEA marine Separator offers full transparency and high flow rates (CFR). It is also precisely tailored to the requirements of the main engine on board the customer, the company said.

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