Right now, meat and poultry processors throughout the U.S. are gaining a competitive edge by capturing an unprecedented opportunity: they’re efficiently recovering animal by-products and reselling them to produce millions of dollars in new annual revenues.
At the heart of this advancement are centrifuge systems from Centrisys Corporation. This innovative technology enables the highest throughput ever for the recovery of fats, oils and grease. Discover more at the 2014 International Processing & Production Expo (IPPE), Booth #4845 (with Universal Maintenance Inc.), Jan. 28 to 30 in Atlanta.
Centrisys has worked with leading meat and poultry processors including JBS to develop a durable, efficient by-product recovery solution that integrates seamlessly into any plant – maximizing profits and lessening environmental impact at the same time.
“Centrisys’ innovative centrifuge design is offering processors the ability to capture millions in extra revenue that they previously hadn’t realized,” said Tony Magnall, Lead Animal Protein Applications Executive. “The time is now for processors to take advantage of this opportunity, and Centrisys’ advanced solution offers significant advantages for those who do.”
Enhanced Three-Phase Design Provides High Throughput and Efficiency
IPPE attendees will be able to learn about Centrisys’ breakthrough, three-phase decanter centrifuge design. Utilizing an energy-efficient hydraulic scroll drive and an advanced control system, the machine’s distinctive conical end design generates a higher throughput with more accurate process control and lower power consumption.
Fats, oils and grease (F.O.G.) recovery from wastewater at meat and poultry processing plants is a typical by-product recovery application. After screening, wastewater containing 0.5 percent to 1.0 percent total solids is concentrated using a Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) unit. The resulting DAF skimmings, with 15 percent to 20 percent total solids, are collected, heated and fed into a decanter centrifuge to recover the F.O.G. content (40 to 60 percent solids). Improving on what historically has been a two-step process, the Centrisys system separates the skimmings from the water in one step into quality oil and a protein-enriched cake.
Water is then recycled back to the DAF unit, and plants can resell the recovered oil and cake as an additional revenue stream. A plant that processes more than 100,000 chickens per day, for example, can earn enough revenue to realize a full return on the equipment investment in less than two years.
Centrisys’ technology helps processors uncover new revenue streams in a wide array of applications, including:
- DAF skimmings
- Technical fats
- Edible fats
- Mechanically deboned meat
- Poultry by-products
- Blood plasma and blood meal
- Wastewater processing and treatment
Learn more about Centrisys’ decanter centrifuge technology for animal by-product recovery at www.Centrisys.us/ResourceRecovery.
IPPE is the world's largest annual poultry, feed and meat industry event. The show is expected to host thousands of meat and poultry professionals from around the world at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, visit www.ippexpo.org.