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Derrick De 7200 VFD Centrifuge

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• Electrical control cabinet configured for local/remote, interior/exterior
  mounting configurations
• Centrifuge suitable for use in Class 1, Division 1, Groups C & D areas
• Control system capable of both local and remote control
• Critical temperature points continuously monitored for abnormal operation
• Higher throughput/efficiency with direct Feed Pump control
• Automatic cleaning cycle initiated during routine shutdown

• Higher operating torque capacity

• Direct RPM and torque readouts for bowl and conveyor drive motors
• Direct GPM readout for positive displacement feed pump
• Troubleshooting and maintenance time significantly reduced with online
   alarm and fault messages
• Conveyor tiles with 93.3 “A” Rockwell scale average hardness installed
   continuously on flights in high wear area
• Rotating assembly speed feedback sensor for precise control and
  overspeed protection
• Replaceable tungsten carbide feed nozzles
• Replaceable tungsten carbide solid discharge inserts and case plows
  Solids discharge port (wear inserts) Adjustable effluent ports
• Electrical Configurations: 400/480/600 VAC input
• Electrical control cabinet available with NEMA 4 (non-explosion proof) rating,
   U. L. Class 1, Division 1, Groups C & D (explosion proof) rating or European
   CE/ATEX rating
• Centrifuge available with CE/ATEX rating suitable for operation in the
   European Union
• Integrated modem to allow phone line access to machine control system

The Derrick DE-7200™VFD™(Variable Frequency Drive) brings a totally new concept in centrifuge operation and control to the market place. The centrifuge offers the ultimate flexibility in system control enabling it to handle a wide range of feed slurries. Automatic load sensing and feed pump control enable automated performance optimization. The bowl assembly can be operated up to 3500 RPM*, which can result in an internal centrifugal acceleration of more than 3000 G’s. To accommodate low levels of agitation and rapid solids removal, the conveyor is capable of differential speeds from 1 to 90 RPM.


The DE-7200 VFD is a compact portable unit designed for ease of mobility and fast rig-up. Bowl and conveyor are manufactured from high tensile strength carbon steel. Liquid and solid bowl heads are machined from forgings while the bowl and conveyor hub are constructed from centrifugally cast stock. The drive system consists of two explosion-proof inverter duty motors. The first, a 150 HP motor connected to the bowl through a 1.2:1 pulley ratio. The second, a 60 HP motor is directly coupled to the conveyor gearbox input shaft.


Each motor is powered by a high performance Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) AC drive with Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) outputs. In turn, each of the motor drives and other peripheral devices are controlled by an nvironmentally hardened PLC. The PLC and all devices communicate through a high-speed, machine level control network.

PLC control offers operating flexibility and short term data storage so that critical parameters can be logged and displayed in trends. In addition, remote monitoring and control of the centrifuge can be accomplished from an adjacent control room or from thousands of miles away. A simple telephone line connection to the optional onboard high-speed modem or Ethernet connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) can provide multiple users “real-time” machine status information. Remote connection capability has proven to be a powerful tool for troubleshooting and correcting suspected malfunctions without going on-site.


The operational methodology of the VFD requires the PLC to have complete control over the feed pump through a third AC drive. This enables feed pump control to be automatic or manual. Automatic control, primarily designed for Barite Recovery, maximizes centrifuge throughput by employing a Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) loop. This increases feed pump output to the centrifuge until the operator input torque setpoint is reached on either the bowl or the conveyor drive motors. If properties of the feed slurry change, the PID loop will dynamically adjust pump output to maintain the torque setpoint. This enables even less experienced users to safely and effectively operate and monitor this machine.
The PLC continuously runs a complete diagnostics program which provides the operator with machine critical status information. Real-time trends of main bearing temperature levels as well as base vibration and enclosure temperature can be viewed on demand. Messages inform the operator when minimum and maximum bowl, conveyor and pump speeds have been reached.

In the event alarms or faults do occur, detailed descriptions pinpoint the cause of the malfunction and enable rapid recovery. Coupled with automatic startup and shutdown routines, the DE-7200 VFD Centrifuge is essentially a machine designed for safe, consistent, unattended operation.

*Note: Actual field results will vary based on specific fluid properties and mechanical control configuration.

Specifications of DE 7200 VFD Centrifuges


Derrick DE7200 Full Hydraulic Drive

Bowl Diameter

21.5 inches (544 mm)  

Bowl effective length

72” (1829 mm)

Bowl type

Contour cylinder


Hellical ( radial) /Axial

Effluent Ports:

Variable – Eccentric

Differential Conveyor Speed

1 – 90 RPM

Speed range:

up to 3500RPM      maximum g’s 3740 G’s

Sigma (Maximum)

48.76 x 106 in2

Flow Rate

1.89m3/minute with water


Length: 155 13/16’’(3957mm)

Width: 71 13/16 (1824mm)

Height: 62 7/8’’ (1597mm)     


16,000lbs (6351kg)


Helical – Radial    

Lead direction:


Related movement to bowl:



Three stage- planetary




Maximum   88,500lbs






Also the Derrick DE 7200 VFD ( Variable speed Drive) offers the ultimate flexibility in system control enabling it to handle a wide range of feed slurries.

Automatic load sensing and feed pump control enable automated performance] optimization. The bowl speed can be operated up to 3500RPM which can result in integral Centrifuge acceleration of more than 3000G’s.

To accommodate low levels of agitation and rapid solids removal, the conveyor is capable of differential speed from 1 to 90 RPM