Starch (mainly potato starch) is normally present in undissolved form. It has a higher density than water. Due to the difference in density, the starch may settle in the separator. The separator consists of a starch separation chamber and a starch collection chamber. In general, rinsing sprays are used in the inlet of the separators to crush the foam that forms. If separators are not used, the starch can settle in the drainage pipes and therefore may result in clogging. Since starch sediments and becomes a very solid mass, it can only be removed at considerable expense. The bodies are made of stainless steel or polyethylene.
ACO Starch Separator Fapumax P for ground installation are made from polyethylene. The shaft has a buoyancy safety up to the upper side of the shaft and the manhole cover depending on the installation depth and the load class. The covers are designed up to load class D 400. Different levels and a wide range of accessories and components permit subsequent upgrade, extension or automation.