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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-01-2008, 02:18 AM Thread Starter
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centrifuge vs filtration for WMO

Does anyone have any knowledge of the pros and cons of one system over the other ? I have a friend who has filtered his oil and then run it thru a centrifuge. This oil was leaving some deposits in the centrifuge so this makes me think that this may be the best way to go.
Does anyone have any insight as I burn about 100 gallons of diesel weekly and would like to go with a 50/50 mix to cut fuel expenses.

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Re: centrifuge vs filtration for WMO

Centrifuge can filter the oil much better than a paper filter. In lay mans terms it is basically a super filter.
So if you want the oil as clean as possible then centrifuge it. Otherwise find a 2 micron fuel filter and run the oil thru it.
Biggest question is how clean do you want the oil and how much are you willing to spend on making it clean. Centrifuges are at a minimum 400.00 bucks. Some much more......

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Re: centrifuge vs filtration for WMO

I would like the oil to be as clean as practically possible. The centrifuge I am looking at is a simplecentrifuge brand-www.simplecentrifuge.com. This unit goes for $2,275 for a turnkey ready to go product including shipping. As I will be filtering at least 50 gallons of WMO per week this would potentially save Me over 10,000 dollars per year so the initial investment will come back in about 3 months.
Looking at it from this point of view the cost does not seem to be bad at all.

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Re: centrifuge vs filtration for WMO

i filter then centrifuge. you'd be amazed at how much crap is left in the oil after filtering. my centrifuge also removes any water thats in the oil.

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Re: centrifuge vs filtration for WMO

Just asking to learn. Why do you filter first, it would seem that the particles that were filtered out would be some of the first items stuck to the wall of the centrifuge?

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Re: centrifuge vs filtration for WMO

I want a centrifuge for wvo.... I dont want to spend $2200 tho

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Re: centrifuge vs filtration for WMO

there are others out there that are less expensive but if you do your homework you will get what you pay for. I sure dont have a lot of answers but it seems as this one is hard to beat.

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Just asking to learn. Why do you filter first, it would seem that the particles that were filtered out would be some of the first items stuck to the wall of the centrifuge?
because my centrifuge is not a self cleaning unit. the more particles the more i have to shut down and clean it. Also some of the food particles are probably too big to even go through the centrifuge. I have some industrial bag filters so i can filter it faster than i can run it through the centrifuge.

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Re: centrifuge vs filtration for WMO

For you guys really interested in a centrifuge check out WVO Designs. Leon Griffin is making a turnkey unit that uses the Simple Centrifuge bowl and supplies a turnkey system for about $1k less than the Simple Centrifuge turnkey. I bought one on a pre order for a grand. It should be shipping any day now. Great deal for basically the same thing as the SimpleC.

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Re: centrifuge vs filtration for WMO

I saw that a few months ago......looks interesting

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