Functionality of the sludge separator
The sludge separator cleans the heating water from sludge and metallic substances. It is equipped with a spiral inside which reduces the speed with which the water flows through the device and makes it possible for the heavier particles to settle. In addition, a sludge separator may be equipped with a magnet that pulls out the metallic substances. The sludge is deposited in a separate chamber and must therefore be cleaned regularly. In the past, filters were installed to clean the water. However, these not only reduced the flow rate, but also the pressure, which leads to malfunctions in operation. Furthermore, maintenance is usually much more costly.