ANDRITZ decanter centrifuge A for industrial processes

Industrial processes redefined with ANDRITZ decanter centrifuges A

Continuous, flexible, reliable, safe - the ANDRITZ decanter centrifuges A are used for chemical, mining and minerals, and industrial separation applications.

The ANDRITZ decanter centrifuges A are basic solid bowl decanter centrifuges to which features can be added for special applications. The solid bowl is ideal for clarification of liquids, thickening of sludges, and separation of solids.

Decanter centrifuge A for industrial processes

The latest generation of ANDRITZ decanter centrifuges A is a modular decanter series for perfect fit.


The special design of the ANDRITZ decanter centrifuge A ensures maximum efficiency and process reliability.


ANDRITZ decanter centrifuges A/AS for an efficient dewatering for highest product quality

ANDRITZ decanter centrifuges tailored to challenging industrial oil recovery

Process advantages of the ANDRITZ decanter centrifuges A

Process flexibility

  • Constant separation results, even at fluctuations in the volumetric flow, the process conditions, or the product characteristics

Process conditions

  • Gas-tight, vapor-tight, or pressurized operation
  • Low vibration levels
  • Absolute pressures from 0 to 8 bar, -90° C to +200° C
  • CIP cleaning
  • Flameproof or explosion-proof standards making the decanter ideal for applications with solvents and hazardous materials

Low space requirement

  • Compact design at high specific throughput
  • Self-contained system, therefore no extra space required for peripheral equipment

Chemical resistance

  • Materials such as titanium, pure nickel, or Hastelloy provide the security essential in demanding process applications.

Low space requirement

  • Compact design at high specific throughput
  • Self-contained system, therefore no extra space required for peripheral equipment

Low operating costs

  • Operating consumables (e.g. filter cloths) are not required. No costly downtime for changing consumables.



  • Clarification is the separation of solids from a liquid of lower density over a particle size range from 1 to 10,000 microns.
  • By increasing the centrifugal force, it is possible to also separate very small particles in the submicron range, even with very small differential density.


  • By controlled reduction of the residence time, classification according to particle size, down to the submicron range, can be achieved with sharp separation cuts.

Liquid/liquid separation

  • Liquid phases of differing densities can also be separated.


  • Fine solids separated from the liquid can be thickened in a hindered settling mode, utilizing the volume of the cylindrical section of the decanter to maximize compression.


  • Compactive dewatering provides a substantially higher degree of dewatering with compressible solids.


  • Efficient and cost-effective counter-current washing is made possible by separate removal of the wash liquor over several sections of the screen.


  • The solids dewater by a combination of drainage and compression. The degree of drainage/compression depends on the nature of the solids, the setting of the centrifuge, and the required degree of dewatering. 
  • The transport and discharge of pasty, sludge-like or shear-sensitive solids are facilitated by the appropriate combination of conveyor geometry, cone geometry, and control of the differential speed.

Mixing and re-suspension

  • Special solids discharge geometry (gutter) allows the dewatered solids to be mixed with liquid directly at the discharge, thus eliminating the need for an additional mixing vessel.

Industrial oil: Tailored decanters for challenging oil recovery

ANDRITZ three phase decanter centrifuges are not only capable of separating liquid from solid but also liquids with different densities like oil and water. These proven machines have been developed and tailored to the recovery of high purity oil from tainted sources such as slop and crude oil, lake, lagoon or tank cleaning and API separator sludge. Available as single decanter centrifuges, skid-mounted units and complete plants, the ANDRITZ decanter centrifuge range includes both ATEX Zone 1 and Zone 2 machines. This makes them suitable for use in plants where an explosive atmosphere may occur during normal operations.

Tailings: Efficient dewatering thanks to high-speed decanters

For dewatering of slurries with fine PSD, high G-forces are required. The ANDRITZ decanter centrifuge A10-4 is operating with high-speed design capabilities for tailings and fine solids dewatering. Due to its big diameter-length ratio it allows you to handle high volumes and increased recovery rates.




ANDRITZ decanter centrifuge A fitting for industrial oil such as crude oil or slop oil

ANDRITZ decanter centrifuge A10-4 for tailings

ANDRITZ decanter centrifuge A10-4 for tailings




  • Petrochemicals including BPA, PX, PVC, and HDPE
  • Soda ash
  • Mineral and industrial oil (slop oil, crude oil)
  • Special, base and agrochemicals

…and many more!


  • Tailings
  • Calcium carbonate
  • Potash
  • Salts
  • Coal
  • Aluminum
  • Phosphates

…and many more!

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