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ALSI HDC Series Hydrocyclones are a passive device used for the separation of solids particles and removal of particles to a process liquid stream. The centrifugal force created by the rotation of the liquid stream inside the hydrocyclone removes a pre-determined size of particle.

Hydrocyclones utilize an involute feed entry to convert fluid pressure into rotational motion. This rotational motion develops acceleration forces that range from 20 to over 200 times the force of gravity. These acceleration forces will cause the movement (or separation) of particles suspended in the liquid stream.

The main factors that effect hydrocyclone performance are:

  • Particle size distribution
  • Particle density (specific gravity)
  • Operating temperature
  • Available pressure drop

Due to the large gravitational forces developed in the hydrocyclone, particles can separate at a much faster rate than traditional gravity filtration systems such as media and pressure filters.

Our Automatic Solids Removal System (ASRS) provides for the automatic removal of the separated solids without plugging. The ASRS system allows for the automatic flushing of the particle solids grit pot.

ALSI can provide our controls system or integrate into your existing controls system.

Click here for ALSI Literature on Hydrocyclones.

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