Tired of filtering by hand? Bag filters got you down? Tired of making a mess?
Want a better way to filter oil? Then it's time for a wvo centrifuge!!
We've teamed up with WVO Designs
to bring you the simple-to-use and simple-to-clean wvo Raw Power Centrifuge.
This centrifuge was designed by a mechanical engineer from the ground up to excel
at filtering waste vegetable oil in an easy manner. It's easy to use, easy to clean, and
best of all, it works exceptionally well!
See How The Raw Power Centrifuge Works!
Up To 6,000 RPM's Means Awesome Cleaning Power!
Opt for the "Extreme" package and you'll be able to clean even the nastiest of oil in style!.
With the power of up to 6,000 RPM's at your control, your dirty oil doesn't stand a chance!
To test just how good 6,000 RPM's is, we picked up some of the nastiest oil that was
obtained by an oil collector from a local McDonalds restaurant. The stuff looked really dark and smelled disgusting!
We hooked the wvo centrifuge up to a carboy of the nasty, smelly stuff, fired it up, and
let it rip! We let the centrifuge work it's magic on 5 gallons of the oil and compared the filtered vs non-filtered
samples of this smelly stuff.
To check the results, we grabbed a 100 micron bucket filter
and put it in a 5 gallon bucket. We then poured the centrifuged oil through the filter to see just how much of the gunk it
had removed. It poured right through the filter like water (see picture on left).
Then we checked the bucket filter for any sediment and found nothing but an oily filter (middle picture below). Just to be sure
the filter wasn't plugged, we put it back in place and poured the rest of the centrifuged oil through it. Again, it just flowed
through it like water! Talk about impressive!
Next, we grabbed some of the unfiltered oil and poured it through the same filter to see just how nasty the oil really was.
Get this! It wouldn't even go through our filter! (see picture on right) It just sat on top of the filter screen
plugging it immediately! We tried scraping the filter and sloshing the oil around,
but all we could get was a few drips and then it'd clog it right back up. We were amazed at the difference!
Testing Centrifuged Oil
Testing Non-Centrifuged Oil
How The Centrifuge Works
The Raw Power Centrifuge works by applying g-force to a liquid, causing a “forced settling” of the denser particles and fluids to occur.
Water and dirt are denser than our beloved oil, so the centrifugal forces pull the unwanted particles and liquids out of the oil,
leaving the greasy goodness to safely burn in a properly converted vehicle, refine into biodiesel or sell to the market.
The dirt and water get trapped in the centrifuge bowl, while the clean oil sprays out over the top, collecting on the sides of the housing,
then flowing out the drain tube.
Setting Up The Raw Power Centrifuge
A typical setup includes a container for the oil to draw from, a ball valve to control the flow, a container for the filtered oil,
and a container for the bowl to drain into. Click here for some great examples of how customers have set up their
Raw Power Centrifuges!
The cone booster increases the efficiency of the centrifuge for ultimate in cleaning
performance while maintaining the easy and quick cleaning ability of the open bowl design.
Oil is fed into through the center port of the lid directly into the cone booster.
The booster then gets the oil spinning prior to entering the centrifuge bowl.
This reduces turbulance in the bowl and also keeps splashing to a minimum.
As seen below, the booster feeds the incoming/dirty oil into the bottom of the centrifuge bowl,
forcing the dirty oil to have to work it's way through the entire batch of existing oil in the bowl.
Because of the booster's simple design, the centrifuge bowl can still be cleaned with the booster installed and
makes the Raw Power Centrifuge even stronger!
It comes with 3 bolts and bolts directly to the current 22 oz rotor design with no modification.
It can also bolt to older 22oz legacy bowls with minor modification (tapping of drain holes).
Simply install the booster, ensure the oil feed is connected to the center port of the lid, and you're all set!
Click Here to
see a great example of installing a booster in a legacy centrifuge bowl.
As everyone knows, heating up waste vegetable oil makes it flow better. The folks at WVO Designs know this
and have designed one heck of a sweet inline oil heating attachment that works extremely well with the Raw Power
This sweet inline heater packs a punch! It utilizes a heavy duty 1,000 watt element that can be
wired to use 120 or 240 volts and features an integrated thermostat that can be
pre-set at any tempertaure between 60° F and 250° F.
The housing mounts right to the centrifuge and includes a cover for the element and a heavy duty hose to
connect it to the centrifuge lid. Because the oil flows from the bottom up, the element is sure to always
be bathed in oil when filtering which means the oil stays hotter.
In testing, we set ours at 150° F and it easily kept the oil up to temperature even when flowing at
15 gallons per hour. We especially liked the integrated thermostat! Talk about one slick unit! We thought
of several other uses that it could be used for outside of just pre-heating oil for centrifuging. It comes
with all the right mounting hardware and even a safety cap for the top to keep the electrical components tucked
out of the way. We think it's well worth the additional cost. You'll love it the moment you power it up!
Fully Adjustable Flow Rate
You can vary the oil flow from 0 to 25 gallons per hour.
Speed the flow rate up and you get clean oil in record time.
Slow it down and the oil will be filtered with extreme precision.
Flowing at just 10 gallons per hour can yield you oil that's filtered clear down to 1 Micron!
Based on the test we did with 5 gallons of oil filtered in about 20 minutes, we estimate we were running it through
the centrifuge at 15 gallons per hour. Our test was based on a gravity feed with a carboy about 2 feet above the
centrifuge and we didn't have any appreciable pressure pushing down on the oil, in fact we were fighting a vacuum
on the carboy as the oil flowed out of it. You could easily get much higher flow rates simply with a larger
volume of oil or by using a transfer pump.
With it's ability to be pump fed or gravity fed, you can literally filter hundreds of gallons of oil quickly
and easily and with relatively little effort on your part. Just connect the centrifuge to an oil input, pipe
the good & bad oil output to the appropriate containers, turn the centrifuge on and let the oil flow! The centrifuge
will do the rest.
Typical Flow Rates
Easy To Use And A Lot Less Mess!
The Raw Power Centrifuge was designed specifically with ease of use in mind. By attaching the motor directly to the rotor
there's no need for high pressure pumps or pressure gauges. Because there's practically no pressure, it also means no bursting
hoses spraying oil everywhere. Instead, you get incredibly
clean, filtered oil that's ready to use in a matter of hours!
Cleaning The Raw Power Centrifuge Is A Breeze!
This centrifuge is unique because the centrifuge rotor can easily be removed
with it's quick disconnect fitting. This makes cleaning the unit an absolute breeze!
Just loosen the quick connect fitting, pull the rotor, clean it out, put it back in,
tighten it back down and you're back in business!
Easy To Assemble And Customize
The Raw Power Centrifuge was designed to be extremely easy to assemble, easy to customize, and easy to use.
All of the parts have been manufactured to exacting standards to ensure that they fit together like a glove.
Everything arrives all pre-packaged and comes with complete instructions for assembly.
See How It All Fits Together
WVO Designs has thought of everything to make building your Raw Power Centrifuge as easy as possible.
In fact, the designer even created an incredibly easy to follow instructional video where he fully
assembles a complete Raw Power Centrifuge from start to finish. You'll be impressed
with how simple it is to build! With this great instructional video and included assembly
instructions, you'll be up & running in no time!
Watch How Easy It Is To Build A Raw Power Centrifuge!
30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee
WVO Designs gives you 30 days from the time you receive the unit to confirm it meets or exceeds your expectations.
If you're not happy with your Raw Power Centrifuge, contact WVO Designs
and they'll arrange to let you return it for a full refund. All you'll pay is shipping.
1 Year Limited Warranty
WVO Designs offers a 1 year warranty on the centrifuge seals & motor bearings. Shipping not included.
2 Year Limited Warranty
WVO Designs offers a 2 year warranty on the centrifuge heaters and AC Drives. Shipping not included.
5 Year Limited Warranty
WVO Designs offers a 5 year replacement warranty on the centrifuge motor.
Shipping is not included.
Limited Lifetime Warranty:
WVO Designs offers a 5 year replacement warranty on the centrifuge enclosure, bowl, lid, legs, and heater manifold.
Great Customer Service
WVO Designs also offers dynamite customer support and service! Should you need help assembling your centrifuge or getting it to work,
they're available by phone or email and are incredibly responsive! When we tested our centrifuge out we contacted them several times
to ask about certain specifications on the centrifuge (ie. flow rates, motor speeds, etc) and found them to be incredily responsive
in getting back to us and extremely polite and helpful both on the phone and in emails.
Like us, they're committed to your success. They want you to get the most out of your centrifuge and are there to help every step of the way.
Don't believe us? Pick up the phone and give them a call or shoot them an email and watch how fast they respond! You'll be impressed!
Raw Power Centrifuge Features & Benefits
Cast Aluminum - Built to last a lifetime and fully recyclable after that.
Rotor Speed - Either standard 3450 rpms or up to 6,000 rpms in the Extreme package.
No Pumps - Gravity Feed is VERY reliable- its FREE and will never wear out!
No Pressure - High pressure pumps and fittings are expensive and leaks costly
Direct Drive - Rotor speed is unquestionable
Industrial Strength - High-quality Baldor motor means extreme reliability
High Capacity - Rotor holds over half a liter – (about the total size of a OC-20)
Single Pass - Adjust flow rate to suit cleaning requirement and temperature
High Temperature Capable - Can handle liquids up to 350° F.
Kit Form - Ultimate flexibility for your filtering needs.
Extreme Raw Power Centrifuge Upgrades
Our Extreme Raw Power Centrifuge is different.
Instead of just using a stock 3450 RPM motor and spinning it up to 6,000 RPM's,
WVO Designs spent extra time and effort engineering a motor that was designed
from scratch to handle the additional load.
They worked directly with the manufacturer to develop a proprietary custom built motor that includes
things like fully sealed motor bearings rated for 10,000 RPM's. In addition to the sealed motor bearings
a shaft seal was also added as well as a final "slinger" seal as well. The motor itself also received
some impressive upgrades which include cast iron end bells to help with rigidity and a
bona fied factory rating plate for 6,000 RPM's with a rated service life of 20 years.
With all these upgrades in place, you'll also notice that it runs quieter than a typical 3450 RPM motor as well.
We call it "The Extreme Treatment" and you'll notice it the moment you pull it out of the box!
Factory Rated For 6,000 RPM
Factory Rated 20 Year Service Life
Inverter Rated Motor
10,000 RPM Rated Sealed Motor Bearings
Additional Shaft Seal
Final Slinger Seal
Cast Iron End Bells For Rigidity
Additional Raw Power Centrifuge Resources
We had so much information on the Raw Power Centrifuge that we couldn't realistically cram it all onto a single page, so below we've listed links
to additional resources where you can learn more!
Seal Installation Video Click Here to see a video on how to properly
install the Raw Power Centrifuge Shaft Seals.
Check out the great photo gallery
of the Raw Power Centrifuge we put together! It has several cool computer generated views
and nice, large close up shots of this amazing centrifuge!
We also give great descriptions of what each picture represents and cover all the major components on the centrifuge.
This photo gallery, also located at WVO Designs, has several pictures
of Raw Power Centrifuges installed in the field.
You'll be able to see all the creative ways people are installing and using these
great lean, mean, filtering machines! There's even an example of someone using a Raw Power Centrifuge right in the back of their van!
Manufacturer Overview Of The WVO Designs Centrifuge
Centrifuge Overview Video When we first received our Raw Power
Centrifuge, we shot a video overview of ours in action, talked about how it works and uploaded it to YouTube. Check it out!
Centrifuge Tutorial Video During our testing of the Raw Power
Centrifuge, we shot some really cool video to show off how centrifuges work. We also cover removal and installation of the rotor
and the ultra cool AC Drive that allows the Raw Power Centrifuge to run at up to 6,000 RPM to really clean oil!
Centrifuge Filtering Oil Video In this video, we show
the Raw Power Centrifuge in action. With a 5 gallon carboy of nasty oil hooked up to it, we turn it on & get busy filtering oil!
6,000 RPM AC Drive Programming Video
This video shows how to properly install and program the AC Drive that comes with the Extreme Raw Power Centrifuge. This drive is what
allows you full control over the RPM's on the motor. You'll be amazed at all the things the AC Drive will allow you to do! We highly recommend it!
Raw Power Centrifuge Parts List
This contains a breakdown of all of the parts that come with the Raw Power Centrifuge, the optional inline heater, as well as a description of what type of power
cords to get to power your centrifuge.
Raw Power Centrifuge Installation Drawing
This PDF file is an extremely high resolution document that has a split view of the Raw Power Centrifuge and identifies every part
and how it's assembled. It also contains the bill of materials for building a centrifuge. NOTE: You will need to create a login on the WVO Designs website
and then sign in to access this drawing.
Other Online Resources
WVO Designs Website This is the official manufacturers website. Stop by
and check out all the great information they have on centrifuges as well as filtering oil, wvo conversions, and more!
WVO Designs Online Forum Visit the manufacturer's online forum
to learn how to get started filtering oil, doing svo conversions, swap stories and experiences, and everything in between related
to centrifuges and svo conversions. You'll learn something new everytime you stop by.
Standard 3450 RPM Motor:
1/3 Horse Power
Custom 6000 RPM Motor:
1/3 Horse Power
Up To 3600 G's
22 oz Capacity
8" Diameter x 2" Deep
5.5" Opening at top
3 Drain holes in bottom
Can accept a booster cone
Quick-release torque nut
Input: 120/230 Volt Single Phase
Output: 230 Volts @ 3 Phase
Not Compatible With GFI Outlets
13" Diameter x 18.5" Tall
(2) 3/4" threaded ports on bottom
(3) 3/4" threaded ports on top
Snap-lock lid with lid seal
Throughput: Up To 25 GPH
Raw Power Centrifuge Packages
The Raw Power Centrifuge is available in two different styles to meet your unique filtering needs.
We also offer the inline heating option as an accessory as well.
The centrifuges ship in a 20" x 16" x 14" double wall box.
The Basic Package
This includes a standard Raw Power Centrifuge
kit with a motor that runs at a steady 3450 RPM's. The motor comes prewired with a switch and a 6 foot 18 gauge cord.
Basic Raw Power Centrifuge (120 Volts) (Ships from Vendor) 3450 RPM 120 V Motor PRICE: $1197.00 SHIPPING: $50.00
The Extreme Package
This includes an Extreme Raw Power Centrifuge kit with a motor that can run up to 6,000 RPM's.
It also includes an AC Drive that allows you to vary the speed of the centrifuge rotor at any speed
between 150 RPM to a whopping 6,000 RPM. The AC Drive can also be programmed to do several other tasks
such as vary the time it takes to bring the motor up to speed or vary the time it takes to shut it down.
Available in either a 120 volt or a 220 volt configuration, this package is by far our most popular!
Like our basic package, it comes with everything to build a Raw Power Centrifuge except a power cord
and wires to go between the AC Drive and the motor. NOTE: AC Drive may not work with GPI outlets.
Extreme Raw Power Centrifuge (120 Volt) (Ships From Vendor) 6000 RPM 120 V Motor With AC Drive PRICE: $1497.00 SHIPPING: $50.00
Extreme Raw Power Centrifuge (220 Volt) (Ships From Vendor) 6000 RPM 220 V Motor With AC Drive PRICE: $1497.00 SHIPPING: $50.00