Process Test Center, GEA Separation, Oelde, Germany
The internal Process Test Center of GEA in Oelde (PTC), sees itself as supplier of reliable basic data for the optimal selection and design of separation processes and the centrifuges used in them – with decades of experience in the evaluation of customer process engineering solutions. The scope of services ranges from the specification of product properties, the selection and design of machine types including peripherals, to pilot test under real conditions and factory acceptance tests (FATs) at GEA or directly at the customer’s premises
Range of services:
Containerized field test unit
On-site trials with proven field test units from GEA
GEA offers the possibility to simulate the planned processes on the basis of trials with field test units on a pilot scale at the customer’s site.
Before such a field test is carried out, the physical and chemical substance data must usually be determined and the separation task to be solved must be specified. To this end, either tests are carried out with a mobile laboratory centrifuge or a sample analysis is carried out in the GEA laboratory in order to be able to plan the subsequent test in detail. These preliminary tests enable a precise configuration of the field test unit so that the separation task can be performed as precisely as possible from the start.
When both customer requirements and main objectives have been defined, a GEA field test unit is installed at the customer’s in a field test that answers the crucial questions:
All these analyses serve to provide conclusive assurance of both the process solution and the planned investment. These tests also enable GEA to correctly design and construct the production machines and systems to be used in the future.
With our mobile test systems we can simulate a complete process on a pilot scale, since our tests systems are ready-to-use centrifuge models equipped with heat exchangers, chemical dosing systems, feed pumps and control valves. All components are designed for operation potentially explosive areas.
GEA is one of the world’s largest systems suppliers for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors. Our portfolio includes machinery and plants as well as advanced process technology, components and comprehensive services. Used across diverse industries, they enhance the sustainability and efficiency of production processes globally.
GEA is listed in the German MDAX and the STOXX® Europe 600 Index and is also among the companies comprising the DAX 50 ESG and MSCI Global Sustainability Indices.
© GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft 2024Cookie settings