Coalescer separators are used to remove fine mist associated with
cooling, condensation, flashing and evaporation applications typical of
refineries and other chemical processes. Coalescer separators are
also used to remove water or oil from refrigeration gases and
compressed air prior to a desiccant dryer bed, high pressure gasses at
injection wells, natural gas distribution and fuel lines to engines in
power and industrial facilities.
Our standard centrifugal vortex separators will remove entrained droplets and particles greater than 10 microns from air, steam or process gas with 99% efficiency. This is accomplished by reduction in droplet velocity, complex pathway and vortex induced centrifugal force which propel droplets away from the separators outlet nozzle.
To remove droplets as fine as 4 microns without loss of efficiency, we add a coalescing stage to the design. The coalescing stage consists of a wire mesh pad that causes droplets larger than 4 microns to impinge within the mesh and coalesce to larger droplets which are then removed by the subsequent centrifugal vortex stage.
The complexity and cost of the separator increases due to the bolted body design, as periodic access to the mesh pad might be necessary for cleaning or replacement. The flow path orientation can be horizontal or combination of horizontal and vertical.