Cyclone Seperator

     A cyclone separator is a device, which causes centrifugal separation of materials in a   fluid flow. Unlike the slow settling of particles within a settling tank, a cyclone separator system yields fast separation and utilizes less space.   Separation occurs quickly because one “g” of the gravitational force is replaced by multiple “g” of the acting centrifugal force.    The material to be separated can consists of solid particle or liquids, i.e. droplets, which are classified according to size, shape and density.

    The cyclone utilizes the energy obtained from the fluid pressure   gradient to create rotational fluid motion.  This rotational fluid motion causes the dispersed phase to separate relatively fast due to the strong acting   forces.  In widely used reverse flow cyclones of the cylinder on the cone design type gases spiral down from a tangential inlet towards the apex of a conical   section, where the flow is reversed and the particles are collected in a hopper.  The continuous phase then proceeds upwards in an inner core flow towards   the gas exit via the vortex finder.

Cyclone designs have been developed over many years since their invention.  Now a   days, there exit a numbers of different types for various industrial applications. Many attempts have been made to improve the performance of cyclone by   modifying their shape in terms of ration of different key dimensions. CFD  is one of the tool to design high efficiency cyclones.



   CFD results can be used to examine

a range of geometry

modifications to improve the

performance of the Cyclone Seperator.











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* Turnkey solutions to improve Cyclone performance

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