Hydrocyclone Centrifugal Separators

Separator

Advantages

  • No moving parts
  • Removal of 98% of solids 2.6 specific gravity and higher at maximum flow rate
  • Heavy duty, corrosion resistant construction for a long service life
  • No electricity required
  • Capacities of 1 to 1,771 m3/hr (4 to 7,800 gpm)
  • Simple installation
  • Excellent pre-removal to reduce load on downstream filtration components
  • Low cost
  • Made in the USA
  • Custom skids available

General Information

VAF Hydrocyclone Separators are effective in removing suspended particles from any flow stream of water where the specific gravtity (density) of the particle(s) is heavier than the water it is in; the more significant the difference in the gravity between the water and the particle, the greater the efficiency of the removal process.  Depending on the specific gravity of the particle and the viscosity of the flow stream, very small and denser particles can be removed.  NOTE: Particulate removal can be enhanced if multiple passes of the stream can be achieved. 

Consider a separator's use where any source of water contains contanimants with a weight of 2.6 specific gravity or higher, such as well water to remove sand.  Separators are also excellent for use as a pre-removal device for filters with river or ditch water that contain high levels of sand or other large organic debris.

Applications would include, but not be limited to, wells, industrial processes, water recycling and reuse, river and ditch water intake systems, food processing nozzle systems and irrigation water.

An automatic purge controller and valve can be used on all applications.  This eliminates the need for manual flushing, turning the separator into an automatic system. 

Small separators can be wall mounted, hung on the main piping, or placed on legs if desired.

How it Works

Liquids and solids enter the unit and begin traveling in a circular flow.  This centrifugal action forces heavier particles downward in a spiral motion to the separation chamber. The particles collect in this separation chamber and are purged from the system. The filtered water is drawn to the separator’s vortex and up through the outlet.

Specifications

To select the optimal separator, match your flow-rate to the listed flow range. Operating below the specified flow range will result in low efficiency. Operating above the specified flow range will impose unnecessary pressure drop across the separator. 

Unless otherwise noted, ALL models are installed vertically.

Operating Pressure: 1.5 to 10 bar (25 to 150 psi)


MODEL 
FLOWLINE SIZELENGTHWEIGHTFLUSH SIZE
GPMM3/hrINCMINCMLBSKGINCM
VHS-10 4 - 10 1 - 2 0.5 1.3 20 50.8 13 6 1 2.54
VHS-20 10 - 20 2 - 5 0.75 1.9 20 50.8 15 7
VHS-40 18 - 38 4 - 9 1.0 2.5 30.5 77.5 26 12
VHS-50 26 - 52 6 - 12 1.25 3.2 30.5 77.5 26 12
VHS-80 38 - 79 9 - 18 1.5 3.8 30.5 77.5 26 12
VHS-120 63 - 120 14 - 27 2.0 5.1 36 91.4 44 20 2 5.08
VHS-180 100 - 180 23 - 41 2.5 6.4 44 111.8 55 25
VHS-260 125 - 260 28 - 59 3.0 7.6 48 121.9 75 34
VHS-340 190 - 345 43 - 78 4.0 10.2 52 132.1 120 55
 
VHS-400A 200 - 400 45 - 91 4 10.2 80 203.2 280 127 2 5.08
VHS-700A-LF 365 - 700 83 - 159 6 15.2 106.25 269.9 493 224
VHS-950A-HF 500 - 950 114 - 216 6 15.2 106.25 269.9 493 224
VHS-1600A 800 - 1600 182 - 363 8 20.3 114 289.6 722 328
VHS-2300A 1300 - 2300 295 - 522 10 25.4 123.5 313.7 840 382
VHS-3400A 2025 - 3400 460 - 772 12 30.5 139 353.1 1400 636
VHS-5000A 2975 - 5000 676 - 1136 14 35.6 152.5 387.4 2000 907
VHS-6200A 4000 - 6200 909 - 1408 16 40.6 160 406.4 2310 1048
VHS-7800A 5000 - 7800 1136 - 1772 18 45.7 177 449.6 2750 1248
Standard construction material is Carbon Steel. Stainless Steel is available upon request.
 
Automatic-Purge Timer Controller & Motorized Ball Valve
PVB-1LT-120 1" Auto-Purge Timer
PVB-2LT-120 2" Auto-Purge Timer
Auto-Purge timer includes 120 VAC controller with LCD display with push button controls and brass ball valve.  Other options, voltages and materials available. 
 
Notes: VHS = VAF Hydrocyclone Separator,  A= Mounted at 22.5 degree angle.  Supplied with support legs, LF = Low Flow, HF = High Flow

 

Documents:
  • Hydrocyclone Separator Flyer