Normally a clarifier runs at one torque value for 90 – 98% of the time. The drive unit should be designed for this running torque and should protect from excessive loads that would require it to run above its design requirements. Optimum ratings for running, alarm, and shut-off should be specified for a clarifier drive unit based on the intended use of the clarifier.
CPI Separators are susceptible to frequent clogging. The Monroe X-Flo Separator Plate Pack provides exceptional oil separation but also easily sheds solids due to larger spacing between separator plates.
Side Water Depth (SWD) is critical when the design engineer is planning new clarification equipment or evaluating existing units. The application of the clarifier/settling tank has a lot to do with the selection of the side water depth.