Jun 10, 2016 0 comment

“We believe that we have unsatisfactory cyclone efficiency. I asked our equipment vendor about how much the micron filtration on our cartridge and final filters has to do with cyclone efficiency. His response was “very little to nothing”. I was hoping to confirm this because I was always taught that the pressure in the cyclone depends on a variety of things, an important one being the filters.”

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“Cyclone efficiency is most effected by the powder particles’ velocity and size. If your filters let more air pass through them because they are coarser, then the fan will pull more air volume through the system and the particulate velocity will go up. As the powder particle enters the cyclone at a higher velocity, the cyclonic action will have less influence allowing the powder to go directly into the scrap module. As you use more reclaim materials the particle sizes change (usually coarser). This would normally help the cyclone efficiency.”

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