Industrial Cyclone Separators Add Value

Kim Williams | May 13, 2016

Industrial Cyclone Separators are viable options for many industrial applications that commonly challenge bag houses and cartridge filters. When the air stream is heavy with debris, large particulate or abrasive material, the filtration process can be very taxing on bag-houses and other filter systems. Cyclones can improve system performance, reduce maintenance time and extend filter life by removing significant amounts of particulate from the stream before it arrives at the filter.



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How do industrial cyclone separators work? Cyclonic separation is a method of removing particulates from an air, gas or liquid stream, without the use of filters, through vortex separation. A high speed rotating flow is established within a cylindrical or conical container called a cyclone. Air flows in a helical pattern, beginning at the top of the cyclone and ending at the bottom  end before exiting the cyclone in a straight stream through the center of the cyclone and out the top. Larger particles in the rotating stream have too much inertia to follow the tight curve of the stream, and strike the outside wall, then fall to the bottom of the cyclone where they can be removed. In a conical system, as the rotating flow moves towards the narrow end of the cyclone, the rotational radius of the stream is reduced, thus separating smaller and smaller particles. The cyclone geometry, together with flow rate, defines the cut point of the cyclone. This is the size of particle that will be removed from the stream with a 50% efficiency. Particles larger than the cut point will be removed with a greater efficiency, and smaller particles with a lower efficiency.

Industrial cyclone separators add great value to the ductwork/filter system by filtering the air and lessening the load on the collector or filter. This decreases the frequency that filter replacement or bag house maintenance is needed. Over time, the ROI on a cyclone purchase can save your customer money and time.

US Duct can select and build a cyclone for you or you can send us your specifications and we will build to those. We also fabricate stands and supports.

Industrial Cyclone Seperator Features:

  • An economical solution to a wide range of dust collection problems
  • Excellent for high dust load, high temperature and product recovery applications
  • Can be used alone or in conjunction with bag houses, cartridge systems, etc.
  • Heavy duty construction for long life
  • Optional removable cone for easy replacement
  • Built from your design or ours