Solids Control Equipment - Desanders and Desilters
The hydrocyclone is an inverted conical shaped shell into which pressurised slurry is injected tangentially at the top/wide end. This induces the fluid to flow around the circumference of the shell and downwards to a small opening at its apex.
The circular motion develops high centrifugal forces which increase towards the narrow apex. As a consequence of the centrifugal action, solids are concentrated at the wall and move downwards in an accelerating spiral to be discharged through the lower opening. At the same time as the ring of solids and . . .