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How To Determine the Cost of a Cyclone - Part 5 | Aerodyne

Posted by Tom Hobson on Apr 24, 2020 1:29:51 PM

When selecting the cyclone for a dust collection process, there are different factors affecting sizing and cost of the cyclone.  The cyclone should be sized to compliment the airflow of the system and the required dust removal efficiency.  Process conditions will dictate suitable materials of construction as well as any special design requirements.

Part 5: Cyclone Orientation (Horizontal vs Vertical)

The cyclone orientation can affect pricing and cyclone selection.  A vertical cyclone has slightly better removal efficiency than a horizontal cyclone.  Horizontal cyclones are much shorter so they can often fit in spaces where vertical cyclones can’t be placed.  The horizontal cyclone can be accessed easier for cleaning and is easier for installing explosion vents when needed.  However, horizontal cyclones have limitations with high concentrations of dust and cost more than vertical cyclones.

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In summation, cyclone design and costs are based on the size and construction required in your specific application.  Special applications can require costly equipment and design changes that will increase the cyclone cost significantly.  When selecting a cyclone for your application, be sure to include all the factors in to your cost estimate so you are can accurately determine your budget.

5 Signs Your Dust Collection System Needs a Pre-Filter

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Watch the video from the Dust Efficiency Clinic discusses how using a pre-filter will optimize your dust collection system. 

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Topics: dust collector, Dust Efficiency Clinic, compact cyclones, Dust Collector filters, Cyclones pre-filter, Dust Re-Entrainment

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