GEA clarifiers are used in the dairy industry to improve milk quality. The most important part of clarifying milk is the separation of non-milk solids (NMS).
Our clarifiers are specifically designed for liquid-solid separation. The specific design of this machine enables it to achieve an optimum separation rate for impurities. They can be used for clarifying raw milk warm or cold.
Advantages of clarifiers to clarifying milk using filters
One of the biggest drawbacks of filters is the drop in flow rate over time because a thicker and thicker filter layer builds up. Running time is limited. The entire milk flow is passed through the filter layer. This allows bacteriological problems to arise due to entrainment; there is a risk of bacterial growth in the filter layer and thus reinfection of the milk. What is more, if there are cracks in the filter tissue, the clarifying effect is considerably reduced. Cleaning the filters after production is also an extremely laborious process.
GEA generally supplies clarifiers with a hydrosoft feed system. This system combines the benefits of the GEA softstream and a hydrohermetic feed.
- Adequate flow cross-sections mean low feed pressure
- Optimum design means great flexibility with regard to feed quantity
- No ribs in the feed chamber mean no shear forces – gentle product treatment
- Hydraulic seal means no air trapped in product