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ANDRITZ launches the TurboJet weir plate

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and bioInternational technology Group ANDRITZ presents a new generation of weir plates, providing a significant reduction in power consumption for centrifuges. The patented TurboJet weir plate, available for all ANDRITZ decanters and those of other suppliers, helps customers to reduce their energy consumption by 10-30%.

This innovative product was developed in the ANDRITZ SEPARATION Center of Competence in Châteauroux, France, and passed extensive testing on various customers’ sites, e.g. for waste water treatment, bioethanol production, calcium carbonate separation, as well as in the food and chemical industries. The TurboJet weir plate guides the liquid discharge from the centrifuge in the opposite direction to the bowl rotation. Adjustable nozzles form a jet that creates a reaction force in the same way as a jet engine’s exhaust and recovers the kinetic energy from the liquid. This extra force enhances bowl rotation and thereby reduces main drive power consumption without affecting actual separation performance. Power savings vary depending on feed flow, pond depth, and bowl speed.

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The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, and the production of animal feed and biomass pellets. In addition, ANDRITZ offers technologies for certain other sectors including automation, pumps, machinery for nonwovens and plastic films, steam boiler plants, biomass boilers and gasification plants for energy generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of panelboards (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and biomass torrefaction plants. The publicly listed, international technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of around 23,400 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 220 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world.

ANDRITZ SEPARATION is one of the leading suppliers of technologies and services in the solid/liquid separation and thermal treatment areas for the environmental sector (particularly treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater), for mining and mineral processing, the chemical industry, and for the food and beverages industries. The extensive portfolio covers centrifuges, filters, thermal systems, screens, thickeners, separators, conveying equipment, as well as torrefaction of biomass. Based on 150 years of experience, ANDRITZ SEPARATION is a long-term service partner for the entire life cycle of customer plants, including delivery of wear and spare parts, modernization, and process optimization.

For further information, please contact:
Oliver Pokorny
Group Treasury, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Phone: +43 (316) 6902 1332

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