Engineering ToolBox - Resources, Tools and Basic Information for Engineering and Design of Technical Applications! Separators used in pneumatic solids transport systems and their minimum particle size.
In a pneumatic transport system, solids like dust, flour, sugar, sand and many other products, are transported in a high speed air flow.
The table below can be used to indicate minimum particle size recommended for different types of separators.
Pneumatics - Particle Size vs. Separator Principle Separator Principle Minimum Particle Size (micron) Gravity 200 Inertial 50-150 Centrifugal, large diameter cyclone 40-60 Centrifugal, small diameter cyclone 20-30 Fan type 15-30 Filter 0.5 Scrubber 0.5-2.0 Electrical 0.001-1.0 Related Topics Dimensions of pipes and tubes, materials and capacities, pressure drop calculations and charts, insulation and heat loss diagrams. Related Documents Pneumatic transport systems used to move powder and other solid products. Particle sizes for common products like coal, sand, ash and more. Recommended air velocity for pneumatic transport of products like cement, coal, flour and more. An introduction to pneumatic transport of powders. Flow velocities in slurry transport systems to avoid settling of solids. Volume of natural stockpiles - cubic feet, yard, metre and decimetre. Search
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