When are Heated Centrifuges Used?
One distinct difference is heated centrifuges can operate up to 90 degrees celsius. A heated centrifuge is considered the best option for those who want to test liquid materials whose characteristics can change with the temperature. Heated centrifuges are also considered an important device in the following industries:
Oil and Petroleum Testing
Prior to being manufactured for consumer use, crude oil and petroleum are graded and monitored for their quality. The grading of the fluids is done using a process known as sedimentation. The process will use a centrifuge.
Collecting sediments from industrial oils is not always easy as some will stay suspended. When the rotation speed is increased and the temperature is changed, the sediments sink to the tube’s bottom. This is the time the quality of the oil is graded.
Dairy and Food Processing Systems
In the dairy and food processing systems, heated centrifuges are also considered a staple. In most dairy factories, butter and milk clarity will be measured to identify and eliminate sediments and unwanted curds.
If the samples are run in the heated centrifuge, food technologists can identify what should be improved when it comes to quality. This is done before the product is considered fit to be sold in the market.
Field Determination of Sediment in the Water
Checking for sediment in the water can be very tricky when using a conventional centrifuge. This can be attributed to the fact that some materials can stay suspended within the water (mass and buoyancy are also factors).
When the temperature level of the centrifuge is adjusted, it changes the water sample’s properties. As the centrifuge will be rotated under a specific temperature level, the sediments will go to the tube’s bottom.