High Efficiency Cyclone from Airex Industries - Cyclones are frequently used as product receivers, as pre-cleaners to high efficiency fabric-type dust collectors, or as independent collectors for coarse dusts.
How do Cyclones work?
the dirty air enters the cyclone, it is forced into a swirling motion. This results in a centrifugal force acting on the dust particles
suspended in the air stream. The particles, denser than the air, are
forced to move outwards, and towards the cyclone wall. They then fall
downwards, towards the dust bottom collon. The clean air is eventually
directed towards the center of the cyclone and leaves through the top
What are the advantages of a Cyclone?
What about Efficiency?
- Stable pressure drop for a given gas flow.
- Constant efficiency for a given particulate condition
- No moving parts; no replaceable filters, robust construction
- Ability to handle extremely high dust concentrations
- High temperature and pressure capability
- Low capital investment and maintenance costs
- Compact (in most applications)
Efficiency is a function of the physical paramenters of the application and the design parameters of the cyclone. Cyclone efficiency increase with:
How do I choose the right cyclone?
- Coarse particle size distribution
- Higher products specific gravity
- Lower gas density
- Smaller outlet diameter. An increase in pressure drop also results.
Industrial Maid carries three cyclone designs in order to best meet the application's requirements. The GP series is designed for economical first cost and is currently used for general purposes. The HE series is tuned to obtain a higher efficiency in more critical applications. The HF series is used in high flow applications in order to have a more compact configuration.
If you aren't sure about which wet collection system is best for you just give us a call at
Industrial Maid 855-752-5043 and speak to a dust collection expert about your application.
For easy reference we have included links to published guidelines, regulations and other information regarding the safe handling of combustible dust in the workplace:
OSHA - Fact Sheet
OSHA - Hazard Communication Guidance for Combustible Dust
OSHA - Directive Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program CPL 03-00-008
OSHA - Combustible Dust in Industry: Preventing and Mitigating the Effects of Fire and Explosions
OSHA - Combustible Dust Poster