Separator designed for efficiency and robustness

Alfa Laval’s S separator, now in a smaller, higher efficiency version Alfa Laval’s S separator, now in a smaller, higher efficiency version
Industry Database

Alfa Laval has recently launched a new version of its S-separator, incorporating enhancements to improve robustness, while offering greater efficiency to allow the same amount of fuel oil to be handled with a smaller separator.

The company says that the S-separator is one of its flagship marine products, and has set a high standard for engine protection and separation efficiency, particularly in working with demanding residual fuel oils. The greater efficiency of the new version comes from a major increase in separation area, the result of smart enhancements in the separator disc stack. This, along with disc modifications and other improvements, allows up to 20% more flow with retained separation performance. Since these changes do not affect the separator’s footprint, ship operators can now handle the same amount of oil with a smaller separator. In addition, it features stronger discs and a more robust drive system, which combine with existing advantages to create the lowest possible lifecycle cost.

Additional changes can be found in the S-separator drive, including sturdier friction blocks, a more resilient bearing system and a more powerful lubrication system. Together, these modifications are claimed to further boost the S-separator’s high reliability.

Despite the many changes, much remains the same as the older version. This includes the wear-reducing CentriLock snap ring and CentriShoot discharge system, as well as the S-separator’s Alcap function, which automatically detects and adjusts to the nature of the oil.

Like its predecessor, the new S-separator also features the modular EPC 60 controller and is part of Alfa Laval’s S and P Flex delivery concept, now available worldwide. For shipyards, this means an easily configured control system with Ethernet and bus communication, plus a flexible scope of supply based on block components or custom-built modules. The controller is said to be equally simple for operators to use on board.


Vickers Oils are pleased to welcome Ian Bower, Business Development Manager and Esther Murray

Vickers Oils are pleased to welcome Ian Bower, Business Development Manager and Esther Murray, Marke... Read more


After replacing the all-rubber cutlass bearing of his new Jeanneau Sun Fast 35 Tide The Knot a frust... Read more


A mid-ocean loss of steerage due to a faulty rudder bearing wasn't a scenario Luke Fisher wanted to ... Read more

Experts Highlight Viable Power and Propulsion Solutions for Next Generation Vessels

Lithium-ion battery expert Dr John Warner is presenting at the NEXT GENERATION Marine Power & Propul... Read more

AtZ add stabilizer repair and maintenance to their comprehensive portfolio of marine engineering solutions

Customers within the leisure cruise, naval and passenger ferry industries, are heavily reliant on co... Read more

Mercator Media upgrades magazines and conferences brands

February 2018 Fareham UK - Mercator Media Ltd, the international, market-leading B2B marine media bu... Read more

View all