Vertical Recycling Cyclonic
The JCI Vertical Recycling Cyclonic Separator uses two stages of separation to remove liquid and solid contaminants and achieve a high separation efficiency. A tangential inlet on the separator creates centrifugal force that causes the heavier liquid and solid particles to migrate toward the vessel wall, thus forcing the lighter particles such as gas, into the center of the vessel. This gas enters the cyclone tube, while the liquid and solid contaminant continues toward the bottom of the vessel. The gas stream is still spinning as it enters the cyclone tube, where liquid droplets still entrained in the gas are forced to the outer wall of the tube. This liquid, along with a small percentage of the gas, exit the cyclone tube and are forced through a recycling system where it is reintroduced to the inlet of the cyclone tube. This recycling system gives the smaller entrained droplets a second chance at separation, which increases the efficiency approximately 10% over a conventional cyclone separator.
The liquid chamber in the bottom of the vessel contains vortex breakers to dissipate energy and prevent re-entrainment. The liquid section can be sized as large or as small as necessary to accommodate proper retention times and may be constructed for gravity separation of immiscible liquids such as oil and water to meet the customer's specific requirements.