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Turbo Air Separator

Principle of operation:

The main fan produces a stream of air circulating within the separator.

The fan blades pull air from inside the inner cone and push it into the outer cone.

The material is generally fed on the top of the separator (in some cases, it is laterally).

The feed material falls over the dispersion plate, which gives sufficient centrifugal force
to the particles to arrive in the separation zone.

Radial slats welded on the distribution plate prevent the displacement of the material
which must be separated.
The air with dispersed particles flows up and passes the rotating counterblades.

The separation is mainly realized by two forces: the centrifugal force and the drag force.

The drag force produced by the airflow on a particle is proportional to the cross-sectional
area of the particle, on the other hand the centrifugal force is proportional to the mass
(volume) of the particle.Coarse particles are centrifuged and hits the inner wall of the
separator. After hitting the wall the coarse fraction gets collected into cone.

As a certain number of fines particles are entrained downwards with coarse particles, the
air flow returning to the separating area has a second chance to pick up any fines in the
The air with fines flows through the fan to the fines chamber. From there, the fine
particles are separated from the conveying air and collected in the outer cone.
The air with some amount of fine material is going back to the separating zone
through the air vanes.

Control Valves (increasing opening area of air
Control Valves (decreasing opening area of air)
Counterblade (outward position)
Counterblade (inward position)
Counterblade and distributor plate rotation (increase rotation)
Counterblade and distributor plate rotation (decrease rotation)
Increase main fan speed
Decrease the main fan speed
Remove counterblades
Add more counter blades
Increase distribution plate diameter
Decrease the distance between distribution plate and counter blades