Palin Sludge Consolidator

Maintenance Free

Built to run without the need for maintenance

Custom Designs

Each Palin is designed and built to customer specs

Economical Choice

Cost effective alternative to competing technologies

How Does a Palin Consolidator Work?

Sludge-laden water collected from a recirculation tank is continuously sent to the Palin Sludge Consolidator which consolidates and removes floating industrial sludge. Sludge enters through the Palin inlet and is guided towards an entrance wall, creating a rolling motion that aids solids flotation. The system utilizes a MASCon (a micro-aeration system) to introduce microbubbles, enhancing sludge flotation by attaching to rising paint particles. The rising particles, along with flocculant and de-tack chemicals, coagulate to form a sludge mat on the water’s surface, that is then scraped off the water’s surface and directed to a dewatering system, which can include a dewatering bag or dryer.

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ALSI Palin Scaper


The Palin System is a fully customizable unit designed to each of our clients needs.
Models typically come in standard widths of:






The width is representative of the size of the scraper used in the Palin System.
The length of the system varies depending on the specific application, chemical program, and retention time needed.


To complement our Sludge Consolidator Systems we offer numerous adders that enhance the Palin System’s user interface.

  • Platforms
  • Stairs
  • Ladders
  • Stainless Steel tank
  • Dewatering bag carts
    • With sump
    • Without sump
  • Controls architecture
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)


The Palin Sludge Consolidator offers numerous advantages over competing centrifuge technologies. A few key differences in design and performance are listed below:

  • Palin: Zero maintenance or downtime required.
  • Centrifuge: System bearings need to be rebuilt frequently and a rotating assembly maintenance.
  • Palin: Custom controls can communicate with a wide variety of plant PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers).
  • Centrifuge: Standardized equipment where one size tries to fit all applications
  • Palin: Less than 50 PPM of solids returned to the process.
  • Centrifuge: Returns several thousand (2,000 – 10,000 PPM) solids back to the process water.
  • Palin: Can handle significantly larger volumes at a higher rate.
  • Centrifuge: Limited effectiveness when handling large volumes.
  • Palin: Adds retention time to the system, creating a larger hydraulic footprint, facilitating easier management of de-tack chemicals.
  • Centrifuge: Does not contribute to retention time or hydraulic footprint in the same way.
  • Palin: Designed specifically for each individual system, considering both hydraulic and solid loading characteristics.
  • Centrifuge: Standardized equipment where one size tries to fit all applications