Fuel Purifier and Clarifier Basics

saVRee 1 hour and 25 minutes

Want to separate water and solids from oil in an efficient manner? Then you will need a centrifugal separator! Purifiers and clarifiers are types of centrifugal separators, also known as ‘centrifuges’. These machines are used throughout many engineering industries.

Life without centrifugal separators would be very hard to produce the volume of substances that humans need. But…what are these amazing machines and how do they work? In this course, you will find out! You will learn; what centrifugal separators are; tThe meaning of the words ‘centrifuge’, ‘purifier’, and ‘clarifier’; the names of a separator’s internal and external parts; how centrifugal separators work; what a typical ship fuel system looks like; the difference between a purifier and clarifier; how to maintain a centrifugal separator and much more!

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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 1 hour and 25 minutes
  5. Intended for: All ships crew and officers that will work with or carry out maintenance of fuel purifiers and clarifiers.
  6. Reference: Based on parts of SOLAS Chapter 1.