Last time I talked about the new CFD flow soft-ware we had acquired and how we are using it to evaluate our products. One of the first products we evaluated with that software was or “CY.S”
Line of cyclone separators. These separators have been found to be very effective in removing moisture from the air stream. They work by directing a tangential flow of air downward into the conical bottom of the separator. As the air stream circles down into the smaller and smaller portion of the cone the flow velocity increases and expels the moisture particles. The dry air then flows upward and exits through the outlet nozzle. Unfortunately this style of separator is also very complicated. Tangential flow is produced by internal baffles and snail pieces that must be specially cut and fitted into the shell. A conical bottom has to be cut formed and welded. Then the outlet has to be specially mitered, fit and welded together. This makes the CY separator very labor intensive and has driven up the cost to our customers.
In the design of the type “TC.S” separator the moisture rich air stream enters the separator, the flow is directed, by the deflector plate in a downward centrifugal motion. This centrifugal motion keeps the air stream against the walls. At the same time the velocity of the air stream entering the separator slows down allowing the moisture partials to coalesce on the walls of the vessel and drop down below the baffle plate where they are collected. The lower baffle keeps the moisture from reentering the air stream. The dry air flow now exits upward through the outlet of the separator. A level glass shows the level of the collected moisture from reentering the air stream. The dry air flow now exits upward through the outlet of the separator. A level glass shows the level of the collected moisture, which can then be drained off through the drain connection at the bottom of the unit.
Today more and more of our customers are looking for equipment that works effectively while controlling their costs and we need to be responsive to their needs. In order to be able to fulfill our customers’ needs we have used our CFD software to design a new separator that will be very effective in removing entrained moisturefrom the air stream while at the same time providing a more cost effective design as well. Our new style of separator has a tee shape to it and it is a centrifugal type of separator so we have given this new model the designation of TC-S. We here at R.P. Adams are very excited about his new product offering. It is the first new product we have offered in years and it will be a good addition to our current product line.