Hydrocyclone Centrifugal Separators
- 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
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.
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)
|FLOW||LINE SIZE||LENGTH||WEIGHT||FLUSH SIZE|
|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