Alfa Laval Limited
Alfa Laval is active in the areas of Energy, Marine, and Food & Water, offering its expertise, products, and service to a wide range of industries in some 100 countries. The company is committed to optimizing processes, creating responsible growth, and driving progress – always going the extra mile to support customers in achieving their business goals and sustainability targets.
Alfa Laval’s innovative technologies are dedicated to purifying, refining, and reusing materials, promoting more responsible use of natural resources. They contribute to improved energy efficiency and heat recovery, better water treatment, and reduced emissions. Thereby, Alfa Laval is not only accelerating success for its customers, but also for people and the planet. Making the world better, every day. It’s all about Advancing better™.
Alfa Laval has 17,500 employees. Annual sales in 2019 were SEK 46.5 billion (approx. EUR 4.4 billion). The company is listed on Nasdaq OMX.
Cut operating costs with Alfa Laval’s IoT Services
Alfa Laval IoT Services add new possibilities to your Alfa Laval wastewater decanter such as remote support and monitoring, condition monitoring, predictive maintenance and process optimization. The results are lower service costs, maximum operating reliability, higher process efficiency and more uptime. Learn more about Alfa Laval’s IoT Services for decanters in wastewater plants here or contact us for a discussion on the best combination for your plant.
Bringing the benefits of IoT to the wastewater industry
Over the last 30 years, the Internet has revolutionized the way humans interact. The next step in the evolution of digital communication is the interconnection of machines, sensors and various digital systems. This is commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT) and brings completely new possibilities to increase efficiency and add value to customers.
Alfa Laval is taking an active part in this development. With our IoT services for wastewater plants, our customers get new possibilities to cut service and polymer costs, increase reliability and increase overall efficiency. We are investing heavily in R&D and we will continue to release new IoT services as technology progresses.
Decanter centrifuge connected service offering
Alfa Laval’s Connected Service enable remote support and predictive maintenance of you machine, ensuring reliable uptime, high yield and optimized maintenance intervals. Combined with Alfa Laval’s expert knowledge you have the vital information you need to ensure outstanding performance for your machine throughout its long lifetime. Learn more about Alfa Laval’s Connected Service.
Alfa Laval Remote Monitoring gives you the fastest and best support from Alfa Laval. It enables our service experts to provide you with valuable advice on maintenance, service planning, process optimization and troubleshooting. Your wastewater decanter centrifuge is connected to Alfa Laval’s monitoring system via internet, allowing our staff to access its data remotely and support you in the best way.
Fast and accurate help
With Remote Monitoring, our service engineers can monitor your decanter centrifuges' operating parameters remotely when you call them for support. This minimizes time for diagnosing problems and sending spare parts in case your decanter needs servicing or repairing.
Remote Support Monitoring also gives you remote access to your decanter centrifuges through Alfa Laval’s service web. Technical data can be analyzed through a web interface, making it easy to benchmark different decanters and optimize operation. There is also an option to send alarms via SMS or email.
If your equipment is based in a remote area or in a distance. There is a possibility to add remote control to your remote monitoring. This will enable you to change key parameters on your equipment from distance.
- Support by Alfa Laval experts
- Faster and more accurate troubleshooting
- Faster return to service in case of problems
- Access your equipment remotely to see operating data
Rotating Feed Zone also known as VecFlow in Wastewater applications:
The VecFlow feature for dewatering and thickening decanters minimizes turbulence in the bowl by gently accelerating the feed at a speed lower than full speed due to its unique design. This means that the solids to be separated are not that likely to break up when being accelerated (entering the machine). The result is approximately 20% lower power consumption and higher separation capacity compared to other decanter centrifuges.
Least power consumption
Reduced polymer consumption
The Cost Calculator is an add-on to Remote Support & Monitoring that helps optimize operating cost. The Cost Calculator algorithms make a real-time calculation of your operating cost based on live operating data and factors such as the price for polymer and power. The Cost Calculator clarifies the impact that different actions have on operating cost and increases awareness among the staff.
- Lower operating costs with increased cost awareness
- Immediate information on how different settings on your decanter affect cost
- Identify and share best practices between sites and decanters