One of the most versatile types of centrifuges available on the market is the heated centrifuge. It is used in a wide range of industrial applications, most notably in many industrial laboratories that require testing of liquid samples at high temperatures. Heating elements, on the other hand, are not a standard feature on all centrifuge models.
Heat is used in a variety of disciplines, including biochemistry, industrial chemistry, and other applied sciences. In these research areas, centrifugation often necessitates the use of heat to help obtain the desired results from liquid samples tested for various purposes.
A heated centrifuge is used for a variety of applications, including:
Detection of sediments in industrial grade oils and fuels
A heated centrifuge is used in industrial chemistry, particularly in the processing of crude oil and biodiesel. The cleanliness and clarity of fuel and oil samples are tested.
Sediments found in their samples typically indicate poor quality and effectiveness (when used in their intended applications), or that new minerals can be derived from their sediments.
Determination of sediment in water in the field.
A regular centrifuge cannot always be used to check for sediment in water. Given their mass and buoyancy, some materials remain suspended in water.
The properties of the water sample change as the temperature levels of the centrifuge are adjusted. The sediments fall to the bottom of the tube as the centrifuge rotates at a specific temperature.
Processing systems for food and dairy.
Finally, heated centrifuges are employed in the food and dairy processing industries. Butter and milk clarity are measured in dairy factories to identify and remove unwanted curds and sediments. Running their samples through a heated centrifuge enables food technologists to make recommendations to improve the quality of the product before releasing it to the market.