Vorspin Hydrocyclone

Efficient and Effective Separation

Vorspin Hydrocyclone Figure 1

The VorSpin Hydrocyclone separator features three improvements in hydrocyclone efficiency:

  1. A volute feed inlet
  2. A fluted Vortex Finder
  3. A non-plugging discharge Apex

The Volute feed inlet prevents the slurry from circulating back into the path of the incoming slurry, causing undesirable turbulence that reduces separation efficiency The Fluted Vortex Finder shape increases the momentum as the incoming slurry swirls around the increasing cross-sectional area, causing a more rapid separation of the suspended solids. This also prevents larger particles from "short circuiting" and transferring out of the Vortex Finder along with the liquid phase and smaller particles not removed.

Fig. 1 Illustrates the clean liquid overflow at the top, the solids underflow at the bottom, and the feed inlet at the centre.

The Non-plugging discharge Apex has a non-circular orifice configuration with a central core and lobes surrounding the central core. As the solids accumulate at the Apex discharge, the surrounding lobes will cause any central core plugging to wash through by producing a differential pressure region.

Vorspin Hydrocyclone Figure 2

Our hydrocyclone technology has been proven in a number of fields.

If you are not sure if one of these systems is right for your specific applications or industry, we will be glad to answer your questions and work within your specificifications.

Fig. 2 Illustrates the fluted Vortex Finder. Available in Stainless Steeland high-density/high-abrasion resistant Urethane.

VorSpin Hydrocyclone Performance Chart - Stainless Steel Models

Model NumberOperating PressureProcess RateSeparation Efficiency
PSI
(BAR)
gpm
(lpm)
Microns*
(uM)
C-HC-2-304 30 - 40
(2.0 - 2.7)
5 - 10
(19 - 38)
7 - 10
C-HC-3-304 40 - 45
(2.7 - 3.0)
15 - 25
(57 - 95)
10 - 12
C-HC-4-304 40 - 50
(2.7 - 3.3)
50 - 60
(190 - 228)
12 - 17
C-HC-6-304 45 - 60
(3.0 - 4.0)
75 - 85
(285 - 323)
15 - 18

*Based on water as the carrier medium and sand/silt as the suspended solids (5% by volume at temperature 74°F).

VorSpin Hydrocyclone Dimensional Chart - Stainless Steel Models

Model NumberBody DimensionLengthFeed Inlet SizeOverflow Outlet SizeApex Nozzle SizeNet Weight
IN
(mm)
IN
(mm)
IN
(mm)
IN
(mm)
IN
(mm)
lbs
(kg)
C-HC-2-304 2
(50)
10.2
(259)
0.5
(12.5)
0.75
(18.8)
0.125 - 0.25
(3 - 6)
3
(1.4)
C-HC-3-304 3
(75)
14.2
(361)
1.0
(25)
1.5
(37.5)
0.25 - 0.375
(6 - 9)
8
(3.6)
C-HC-4-304 4
(100)
17
(425)
2.0
(50)
2.0
(50)
0.375 - 0.5
(9 - 12.5)
15
(6.8)
C-HC-6-304 6
(150)
18
(450)
3.0
(75)
3.0
(75)
0.5 - 0.625
(12.5 - 15)
22
(10)

VorSpin Hydrocyclone Dimensional and Performance Chart - Urethane Models

Model NumberBody DimensionFeed Inlet SizeOverflow Outlet SizeFeed PressureFlow RateSeparation EfficiencyNet WeightOrifice Sizes
IN
(mm)
IN
(mm)
IN
(mm)
PSIGPMMicrons
(uM)
lbsIN
C-HC-2-U 2
(50)
1.5
(25)
1.5
(25)
30-35 25 5-6 4 0.125-0.25
C-HC-4-U 4
(100)
2
(50)
2
(50)
40-50 50 10-12 9 0.25-0.5
C-HC-6-U 6
(150)
2
(50)
2
(50)
45-55 100 15-18 16 0.5-0.875
C-HC-10-U 10
(250)
5
(125)
5
(125)
45-55 500 20-24 81 1-1.5

*Constructed in high-density, high abrasion resistant Urethane.
*When selectings a VorSpin Hydrocyclone model for a specific particle size separation range - multiple VorSpin Hycrocyclones can be manifolded on a unitized manifold for a desired process rate.