How to select various types of separation internals?

Asked by guyredumis 4 years, 7 months ago | 1 Answers

1 Answer

cobiesmith 4 years, 7 months ago

The choice of internal depends on the required duty.

Some of the options include:

  • wiremesh

  • vane pack (either for horizontal or vertical flow)

  • (multi)cyclones

    • −  axial flow (e.g. "swirltubes")

    • −  reversed flow (tangential)

  • filter candles

A combination can also be used, such as:

  • wiremesh + swirltubes (in SMS)

  • wiremesh + swirltubes + wiremesh (in SMSM)

  • vertical-flow vane + swirltubes (in SVS)

  • filter candles + vane pack or wiremesh (in two-stage filter separator)

Selection depends on the required efficiency, capacity, turndown, maximum allowable pressure drop and fouling tolerance.