Hydrocyclones

A hydrocyclone is a device to classify, separate or sort particles in a liquid suspension based on the ratio of their centripetal force to fluid resistance. This ratio is high for dense (where separation by density is required) and coarse (where separation by size is required) particles, and low for light and fine particles. Hydrocyclones also find application in the separation of liquids of different densities.

A hydrocyclone will normally have a cylindrical section at the top where liquid is being fed tangentially, and a conical base. The angle, and hence length of the conical section, plays a role in determining operating characteristics.

KEM-TRON desanding hydrocyclones remove abrasive coarse solids/ and sized particles down to 60 microns. The desander can be moved vertically or on an incline and be either skid-based or mounted on top of a drying shaker/ mud cleaner.

The KEM-TRON desilting hydrocyclone removes fine sand and silts to 20 microns. The cones are made of high durameter polyurethane with optional ceramic inserts. KEM-TRON also sells cone parts for replacement needs.


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