Gas/Liquid separators are used to prevent corrosion, protect process equipment, reduce energy costs and increase system efficiencies. Wright-Austin separators will not separate solids from liquids, separate liquids from liquids or remove a vaporized liquid from a gas stream.
There are three principles contributing to the separator efficiency; torturous path, change in velocity, & centrifugal force.
Torturous path: There is no direct path for droplets to exit the separator and droplets greater than 10 microns in size are unable to “turn” with the steam, impact the internal geometry and coalesce to a common drain point. Re-entrainment is prevented by a vortex containment plate (VCP), a patented design within the separator body.
Change in velocity: The volume of the separator vessel is greater than the volume of the incoming pipeline, thus there is a change (loss) in velocity within the separator vessel resulting in heavier droplets (greater than 10 microns in size) to fall to the bottom of the vessel and coalesce to a common drain point; the VCP prevents re-entrainment.
Internal geometry made of 304L SS creates a centrifugal force,
propelling droplets larger than 10 microns to the side wall and
bottom of the separator vessel where they coalesce to a common
drain point; re-entrainment is prevented by the VCP.
Centrifugal force: Internal geometry made of 304L SS creates a centrifugal force, propelling droplets larger than 10 microns to the side wall and bottom of the separator vessel where they coalesce to a common drain point; re-entrainment is prevented by the VCP.
A signifcant feauture of the design is its infinite turndown capability, meaning effeciency is either maintained or increased at lower flow rates. This is due to the three principles above; At or near the maximum capacity, centrifugal force might be the primary separation factor whereas at low flow rates change in velocity or torturous path are more effective. This essetnially means that you cannot oversize a separator!
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