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Installation of a SAF™ System Replacing DAFs (Dissolved Air Flotation) for the Meat Packing Industry

Installation of a SAF™ System Replacing DAFs for the Meat Packing Industry
Installation of a SAF™ System Replacing DAFs for the Meat Packing Industry

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Heron Innovators cutting-edge Suspended Air® Flotation (SAF™) system retrofitting capability was the solution for a Kansas-based meat packaging customer. The SAF™ system, with its smaller footprint (12% of the DAF footprint) and cost-effective technology, dramatically improves bleachable tallow recovery. The Suspended Air® Emulsion, with its high air content, is key to the process improvement. A marked reduction of TSS, oil, and grease in the wastewater was immediately noticeable.

Formed from 304 stainless steel, the SAF2000 system includes a Model F200 froth generator, Model CF2000 ClearFloater™ flotation tank, and a Heron Innovators-designed and fabricated polymer dilution and aging system, with a maximum system height of approximately 13 ft. This SAF™ system replaced four existing 40-ft. diameter dissolved air flotation (DAF) systems, reducing the energy used in the treatment process and increasing the amount of valuable bleachable tallow recovered. The system was delivered in 16 weeks after order placement. For more project details, please refer to the table below and contact us directly.


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Installation of a SAF™ System Replacing DAFs for the Meat Packing Industry Project Highlights

Product Name
Model SAF™ 2000 Suspended Air® Flotation (SAF™) Treatment System
Product Description
Model SAF2000 Suspended Air® Flotation treatment system replacing two dissolved air flotation systems for meat packing wastewater treatment. Recovery of bleachable tallow is now possible. There will be less TSS and Oil & Grease requiring further treatment.
System Capabilities and Services Provided
  • Engineering design of process and components
  • AutoCAD drawings
  • In-house fabrication of mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Custom fabricated welded stainless steel tanks and components
  • Laboratory services supporting treatability study and proof of concept determinations.
  • Installation and start-up support
  • Operations and maintenance manual
Overall Part Dimensions
Model F200 Froth Generator: 66 in. W x 69 in. L x 78 in. H
Model CF2000 ClearFloater™: 12 ft. W x 42 ft.L x 13 ft. H
Model PDA T160MA Polymer Dilution and Aging System: 30 in. W x 56 in. L x 88 in. H
Tightest Tolerances
+/- 1/16 inch
Material Used
304 stainless steel
Additional Facts
Sole Source Procurement
Replaced two 40-ft. DAFs with one SAF™ having a footprint 12% that of the DAFs
Additional CF2000 / F200 purchased and ready for installation
Flow rate treated: 4,500+ gpm
  • Model F200 froth generator
  • Model CF2000 ClearFloater™ flotation tank with agitated flocculation chamber, and chain and flight skimmer
  • Solids pump
  • Model PDA T160MA polymer dilution and aging system and metering pump with flow proportioning
  • Control panels
In process testing/inspection performed
Bench Testing
Significant increase in recovery of bleachable tallow thereby increasing revenue. Less TSS /BOD/COD/FOG in discharges to downstream anaerobic digesters. In service since 2008.
Industry for Use
Meat Packing
Delivery/Turnaround Time
16 weeks
Delivery Location
Liberal, Kansas
Standards Met
Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing

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