Simple Centrifuge
Clean waste vegetable oil (WVO), bio diesel, lube oils, and even hydraulic oil in your garage
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Photo Gallery - This gallery represents the work over several years. Some designs have been replaced and/or updated as time progressed. Most images contain a date stamp visable on the large version. Please note the date when viewing. We are always experimenting with new concepts and designs. If you have any questions about any photo please contact us.
Total photos in gallery 1280 - Latest photo update 2016/07/11 12:37:36
Asterisk(*) indicates new photos in the past 30 days
Adapter 56C to 56J ( 15 )
Algae Recovery ( 42 )
Bacterial fermentation ( 1 )
Balancer Mandrels ( 8 )
Bearing replacement ( 25 )
Botry Culture ( 2 )
Building a gantry ( 16 )
Chestnut Extract ( 9 )
CNC Coolant ( 6 )
Coconut Oil ( 8 )
Construction ( 43 )
Contaminated diesel ( 2 )
Craig's Machine ( 31 )
Cross Drill End Bell ( 10 )
Crude oil ( 5 )
Custom motor shaft ( 23 )
Experimental Motor ( 19 )
Explosion proof motor ( 3 )
Feed Cone ( 29 )
Feed Cone with Fins ( 6 )
Feed Tube ( 3 )
Filter Paper ( 7 )
Ford on WMO ( 2 )
Foundry ( 5 )
Foundry 2 ( 18 )
Gear pump ( 2 )
Grinding fluid ( 19 )
Grinding fluid 2 ( 14 )
Heaters ( 9 )
History ( 11 )
Homemade Diesel ( 7 )
Homemade diesel 2 ( 41 )
Homemade Diesel 3 ( 15 )
Homemade Diesel 4 ( 12 )
How it works ( 3 )
Hydraulic Oil ( 3 )
Keyless Bushing ( 11 )
Lab Centrifuge ( 16 )
Lab Centrifuge 2 ( 18 )
Lapidary Cutting Oil ( 2 )
Lock motor shaft ( 6 )
Magnesol removal ( 6 )
Microwave heater ( 7 )
Misc. Mods ( 4 )
Mitsubishi 4x4 on WMO ( 10 )
New Feed Cone ( 16 )
New Feed Tube ( 7 )
New Rotor 2013 ( 24 )
New rotor design ( 16 )
Oil and Contaminants ( 42 )
Oil Skimmer ( 8 )
Our Shop ( 37 )
Peristaltic Pump ( 29 )
Powder Coating ( 10 )
Renderings ( 8 )
Retrofit rotor for WVOD ( 17 )
Rework Mount ( 10 )
Rotor fins ( 34 )
Rotor Fins One Piece ( 6 )
Seal ( 6 )
Sea Weed ( 4 )
Sediment removal ( 16 )
See thru lid - Building ( 16 )
See thru lid - Testing ( 28 )
Skim Tube ( 56 )
Skim Tube for VCO ( 8 )
Small Settling Tank ( 14 )
Tanks ( 9 )
Tanks - Complete System ( 13 )
Tap drain ( 10 )
Testing Seal Screws ( 6 )
Tests by fuelfarmer ( 22 )
Turn key machine ( 38 )
Two part rotor ( 30 )
Ultrasonic filter cleaning ( 8 )
Updates ( 26 )
Users Machines ( 34 )
Vacuum pickup ( 3 )
VW on WMO ( 7 )
Water-Oil Seperator ( 7 )
Water trap ( 5 )
Wine Clarification ( 4 )
WVO Heat Tests ( 7 )
WVO Pump ( 6 )
WVO Tests ( 14 )
Oil Skimmer
I had a 5 gallon bucket of oil mixed with water. This was largely the oil that was drained from the centrifuge over time. It is about half water. Very nasty stuff. I used the oil skimmer to extract the oil off the top. It worked well.
This photo shows the skimmer picking up the oil. This is the temporary setup. This is the oil coming out of the skimmer and into the heater.
This photo shows the skimmer picking up the oil. This is the temporary setup. This is the oil coming out of the skimmer and into the heater.
Another shot. The skimmer is just resting on the top of the bucket. This is the complete setup showing the heater and the centrifuge.
Another shot. The skimmer is just resting on the top of the bucket. This is the complete setup showing the heater and the centrifuge.
This is the results from 2.5 gallons of oil that was floating on 2 gallons of water. I frequently use the oil skimmer to separate the heavy oil and water mix that is often found if the bottom of drums of use oil. Here you can see that the 5 gallons of water and oil mix yielded about 2.5 gallons of oil that can then be centrifuged. It's easier to strip the oil off the top rather than run the whole mess. This is the photo after separation. Bucket on the left is oil and the bucket on the right is water. The skimmer can remove the oil more efficiently than trying to drain it off.  
This is the results from 2.5 gallons of oil that was floating on 2 gallons of water. I frequently use the oil skimmer to separate the heavy oil and water mix that is often found if the bottom of drums of use oil. Here you can see that the 5 gallons of water and oil mix yielded about 2.5 gallons of oil that can then be centrifuged. It's easier to strip the oil off the top rather than run the whole mess. This is the photo after separation. Bucket on the left is oil and the bucket on the right is water. The skimmer can remove the oil more efficiently than trying to drain it off.  
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