Kusters Water Thickening Equipment
Dissolved Air Flotation
Kusters Water offers a complete line of dissolved air flotation (DAF) systems. Ideally suited for liquid-solid separation in municipalities and many industries, including separation of free oils and grease. The DAF units are designed for effective removal of total suspended solids (TSS), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and fats, oils and grease (FOG).
Recycle Systems Offered
- Conventional Recycling
- Multi-phase Pump Recycling
- Surfactant Recycle
Gravity Sludge Thickeners
Gravity thickeners are designed for most applications involving sludge thickening. Solids are thickened by gravity, then collected at the bottom of the basin and raked to a collection sump for removal. The clarified effluent exits over the weir plates and out of the basin.
Kusters Water Thickeners are offered in sizes ranging from 5′ to 150′ in diameter. Every unit includes a rake drive unit designed in accordance with the current AGMA standards to ensure the absolute highest quality and a minimum 20 year service life. Hydraulic overloads are recommended for all thickening applications, due to the increased accuracy, reliability and remote monitoring.
Optional Rake lift mechanism are available for high torque municipal and industrial applications.
Hydraulic Thickener Drives
Hydraulic Powered Drive Units (Type-H)
Technically advanced hydraulic powered Type H drives are available in a wide range of operating torques and output speeds. Power is introduced through a standard “C-Face” mounted motor connected to a low speed, high torque hydraulic power system with integral valves, pump, hydraulic motor, filter and appurtenances fully enclosed in a 304 Stainless Steel housing / oil reservoir.
All Kusters WATER thickener drives are designed in accordance with the latest AGMA and / or ISO standards to ensure the absolute highest quality. Assembly and inspection of every unit is performed at our facility prior to shipment.
Precise torque monitoring is a major advantage of the Type H drive system. The overload system includes alarm and motor cut-off switches that are activated by an increase in operating pressure in the hydraulic system that is directly proportionate to the torque load on the rotating mechanism. Each unit includes a maximum torque pressure relief valve which takes the place of the less accurate mechanical shear pins and allows the unit to gradually stall without damage to the rotating mechanism. Torque is monitored with a liquid filled gauge that reads in actual operating torque (Ft-lbs) or (N-m).