Centrifugal Separators and Collectors
Centrifugal separators sometimes called primary collectors, are divided into dry and wet types, according to the nature of the material they segregate from the air stream. This segregation is caused by centrifugal force as air and material enter the collector. A spinning action separates vacuumed material from the air without the use of any filters.
Dry centrifugal separators are especially useful for segregating large volumes of heavy or abrasive materials -granules, stones, broken glass, brick chips, wood and metal shavings, metal chips, etc. They can be used alone when the dirt stream is homogeneous and not dusty. Since most dirt streams contain mixtures of coarse and fine materials, however, centrifugal separators usually provide primary separation and filter protection before a filtration separator.
Dry separators are available in diameters up to 72″ and are sized based on the volume of air involved. They are typically equipped with a removable dirt can, hopper bottom with legs or hopper bottom with mounting pads. They are used to collect and hold vacuumed material.