Primary Industries for Cyclone Separators
Many varied industries from grain and distilleries, to metals, plastic, and corrugated paper use a cyclone separator in their processes.
Cyclone Separator Fan Technology Selection & Specification
Higher efficiency cyclone separators have high velocities and need bigger fans due to the pressure drop through the cyclone. They also require more energy to operate. A high-efficiency Radial Tipped fan is a frequent go-to for cyclone separators, but there are several models that we use depending on the specific application.
Industrial Fan Designs Commonly Used for Cyclone Separators
Fan Arrangements, Accessories, & Design
Fan Arrangements indicate how the motors mount to and drive the fans. The cyclone separator typically calls for an Arrangement 4 or 4v direct-drive motor with an outlet damper, but on very large systems it’s likely to be an Arrangement 1 belt-driven fan.
These are the arrangement options:
Arrangement 1 – Belt Drive with an overhung impeller. The fan and motor mount separately to a unitary base.
Arrangement 4 – Direct Drive with an overhung impeller. A low-cost arrangement, the fan wheel mounts directly on the motor shaft.
Arrangement 4V / Top Mount – Direct Drive with an overhung impeller. The wheel also mounts directly on the motor shaft, but in a vertical position.
When it comes to design and accessories, it’s all about protecting and optimizing operations, maintenance, and life of the fan and bearings. With cyclone separators using radial wheels, it’s easy to underestimate the pressure drop and run out on the curve and over-amp the motor. Be sure to work with someone who asks all the right questions to get the specs right.
Industrial cyclone separator applications are relatively straightforward applications, but we often see:
Talk with Our Application Engineers
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