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Steam turbine power generation
Jacketed vessels, cooking surfaces, application directly onto food
Coils for space and liquid heating
Vulcanization of rubber
Cyclone steam separators employ centrifugal
force, change in direction and reduction in velocity to ensure 99% of
droplets greater than 10 microns do not pass though the separator.
Our cyclone steam separators have no internal moving parts or
serviceable components, it is simply a fully welded pressure vessel.
The cyclonic action with droplets and pipe scale continuously scour the
inside of the separator keeping it clean and thus there is no maintenance required.
The only cost is the initial procurement and installation of the
separator, thereafter they will function reliably and reduce operating
costs for decades.
Re-entrainment of separated condensate is prevented by a containment plate which prevents agitation of the pooled condensate by the vortex. Although this is not "universal" to centrifugal separator designs, the models we offer all have this critical feature.
Whereas impingement plate style separators have a turndown limit, our centrifugal steam separators have an infinite turn down ratio. This aspect is critical during start-up and shut down phases of a steam system.
Cyclonic steam separators are designed to handle horizontal and vertical flow paths as well as combinations thereof and our standard materials include cast iron, carbon steel and stainless steel. We offer other alloys of construction which are commonplace at chemical plants and refineries.
Exhaust heads are a special type of cyclone separator installed at the end of a vent pipe to reduce the opacity and carry-out of vapor contaminated with boiler treatment chemicals. This treated boiler water can be reclaimed and reused, reducing chemical consumption. Unlike separators, exhaust heads are not pressure vessels because the outlet is always open to atmospheric pressure.
Use our steam separator sizing tool to determine the appropriate separator size for your application. Remember that