Uses include general dust collection as a primary or pre-collector, and as a product receiver for pneumatic conveying. Air and product enters the cyclone through the inlet pipe running tangentially to the cyclone body.
As the air and product spiral down the body the product releases from the air stream and falls through the outlet, while the air vents up through the thimble and the top outlet.
Efficiencies are affected by a variety of factors such as size of cyclone for a given:
- air volume
- particle size, shape, density
- inlet velocity
- air to product ratio
- air temperature
- moisture content
- discharge fittings
- electrostatic effects
The quality of manufacture including the smoothness of the internal cone welds, the smooth radiused inlet transition when entering the cyclone reduce turbulence and increases efficiencies.
Efficiencies can be calculated when all the parameters are known. Larger cyclone receivers can be made to order from a range of materials.
The outlet of the cyclone can be provided with a vortex box, rotary valve, double dump valve etc to suit any given application.
Standard Features of Cyclone Receivers:
- Welded body and cone section
- Inlet and outlet tube connections
- Standard outlet flange
Materials of Construction - Cyclone Receivers:
- Carbon steel
- 304 Stainless steel
- 316 Stainless steel
- Special alloys
Other Options for Cyclone Receivers:
- Floating flanges
- Access hatch in cone
- Feet on cone
- Wall or floor mounted
- Vortex chamber on outlet
- Multiple inlets
- Abrasive resistance inlet
- Sight glasses