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SPINTOP CYCLONE

Powder Recovery and Dust Control


INTRODUCTION:
Cyclone separators are devices that utilize rotational energy that is converted into centrifugal force to separate materials of different densities - solid particles from a compressible fluid such as air and gas.

CLEAN AIR

EFFICIENCY:
Separation efficiency is determined by the cyclone geometrical parameters, the density of the solids and the rotational velocity of the air stream. It is essential that the geometry of each internal component be designed to promote a smooth transition in maintaining laminar flow characteristics.

AIR / SOLIDS

The SPINTOP CYCLONE has three outstanding features that are unique to the design of conventional cyclones; (1) Volute feed inlet, (2) A bell-shaped vortex finder and (3) A solid center core.
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1. The volute inlet produces a smooth transition from pressure-energy to rotational momentum
(centrifugal force) without the fluid flow stream colliding with the inlet flow. In conventional cyclones, generally, the feed inlet is tangential and the feed fluid stream collides with the spiraling fluid causing turbulence. Turbulent fluid circulation in a cyclone will cause significant separation inefficiency.

AIR CORE

2. The bell shaped vortex finder prevents Leakage or short circuiting of heavier solid
particles reporting out the vortex finder (Outlet) with the clean air/gas.

3. The solid center core attached to the entrance to the vortex


finder tube provides fluid flow stability, replacing an unstable air core.

SOLIDS CONCENTRATION

ELEVATED VIEW

TOP VIEW

PAT. NO. 6,024,874

713-869-2593 FAX: 713-869-2596 6950 Portwest Dr. Suite 100 Houston, TX 77024 vortex@vortexventures.com www.vortexventures.com

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SPINTOP CYCLONE

Powder Recovery and Dust Control


Figure 1-3 Illustrates the conversion of dust into a useable liquid. The air/gas is expelled through the SPINTOP Vortex Finder. Figure 4 Illustrates the recovery of vented dust by pneumatically conveying it back to a P-tank.
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Figure 2

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OVERFLOW CONNECTIONS

SPINTOP CYCLONE installed on a surge tank. The concentrated dust collected in the cyclone is drawn into the RADIAL PREMIXER and converted into a liquid.

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SPINTOP CYCLONE installed with a Recovery Canister conversion of dust into a liquid. The liquid is drawn into the mixing chamber of the LOBESTAR SHEAR/MIXER.

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Figure 3

JET PUMP

Figure 4

JET PUMP

VENT TO ATMOSPHERE

AIR SUPPLY

AIR SUPPLY

Pneumatic conveying barite directly to a LOBESTAR SHEAR/MIXER, eliminating a surge tank.


PAT. NO. 6,024,874

DUST RECOVERY SYSTEM (DRY APPLICATIONS)


06050200.cdr

713-869-2593 FAX: 713-869-2596 6950 Portwest Dr. Suite 100 Houston, TX 77024 vortex@vortexventures.com www.vortexventures.com