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o f fo l l ow i n g t h e i n s t r u c t i o n s i n t h e Service Manual! SEPARATOR CHECKPOINTS
Before start-up If the separator is out of Height adjusting rings Always contact your Alfa Laval Check for erosion damages. Replace parts if
Guide screw Paring disc erosion is suspected.
If the separator has been out of operation for: operation for more than representative if you suspect that the
1 month: depth of the corrosion damage Contact your Alfa Laval representative if you
1 months or longer suspect that the depth of the damage exceeds
exceeds 0,2 mm for bowl body and
Pre-lubricate the spindle bearings. - Lift out the bowl. 0,2 mm bowl body, bowl hood. (0.5 mm for
bowl hood (0,5 for other parts) or if
cracks have been found. other parts).
6 months or longer
Perform an Inspection service - Protect the spindle taper from
and make sure to pre-lubricate corrosion by lubricating it with Also Check for cracks. It is particulary
the spindle bearings. oil. important to inspect for cracks on
Change the oil before starting. rotating parts and especially between
- Keep the separator and bowl the discharge holes in the bowl wall.
18 months or longer well stored, dry and protected
Perform an Overhaul service from mechanical damage. Bowl hood
Do not continue to use the separator
and make sure to pre-lubricate until it has been inspected and given
the spindle bearings. Measure the distance A . Add or remove height adjusting rings clearance for operation by Alfa Laval.
Change the oil before starting. according to the table in the instruction book.

After service always run the separator continuously

for at least 1 hour to ensure proper lubrication. = Molykote 1000
Paring disc height
Corrosion / Cracks = D321R + Molykote
Check the disc stack as follows Erosion
1. Remove bowl hood, top disc and Bowl hood
inlet- and outlet pipe.
2. Add one disc to the disc stack.
3. Fit the disc without caulks, top disc and bowl
hood. Lubricate
4. Fit lock ring and fully compress disc stack
bowl parts Bowl body
with the compression tool. Disc stack
5. If the lock ring enters the groove, repeat 1-4.
Discharge slide
6. If the lock ring does not enter the groove,
this indicates correct stack pressure.
7. Dismantle the bowl and remove one disc.
Operating slide

Operating Nut
device and Holder Operating water ring
Clean spindle
nozzles NOTE! Replace screws and washers for holder with
assembly and new ones included in IS-kit. Replace screws (IS-kit) for
check direction operating water ring. Tighten with correct torque:
arrow on belt M8 = 30 Nm + 2
M10 = 60 Nm + 2
Check that the hole at the bottom of Clutch coupling
the oil pump is clean before lowering
the assembly down. Bowl spindle cone Friction blocks Clean the nozzle on the operating slide using a soft
Bowl body nave iron wire or a similar object.
Change oil
Mounting tool Press the ball bearings down
If the blocks are worn; one at a time into the
Check the oil level. Top up when necessary.
Check for impact marks and coupling hub, preferably
corrosion on bowl body nave and 1. Clean the inside of the belt pulley. using a hydraulic press.
Position the flat belt so that the Make sure that correct oil type is being used!
spindle assembly can pass spindle bore. 2. Fit new friction blocks. Make sure that Place the spacing ring
through when lowering. Remedy as follows; it is mounted as illustrated. between them.
Always follow the instructions in the
Separator Manual and make sure that the oil All friction blocks should be replaced Never re-fit used ball
Check the direction arrows on 1. Remove any impact marks using at the same time. bearings.
bath is free from deposits.
the belt and the machine plate a scraper and/or a whetstone.
When handling friction The ball bearings must not
for correct position. blocks wear a dust mask
2. Remove rust using a fine-grin be heated as they are
emery cloth (e.g. No.320). to make sure not to packed with grease and
Make sure that the belt does inhalate dust.
not get smudged with oil or sealed with plastic
grease during handling. 3. Finish with polishing paper membranes.
(e.g. Number 600). Do not use compressed
air for removal of any
Never use Molykote on any dust. Remove dust by Approved / Date: Department: Revision: Document No.
part on the spindle assembly. vacuum or wet cloth. RW / 2006-05-05 PPD 2 575600