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  • Centrifugal/Cyclone Separator

Centrifugal separators also called water separators, cyclone separators, mechanical separators, or centrifuge separator use centrifugal motion to force liquid water out of compressed air. The spinning causes the condensate to join together on the centrifugal separators walls when the condensate gains enough mass it falls to the bottom of the separators bowl where it pools in the sump until it is flushed out of the system by the automatic float drain valve.

It is important to remove condensate because it corrodes exposed metal components throughout the system sometimes destroying expensive equipment. Centrifugal water separator designs are installed downstream of aftercoolers, air receivers, and refrigerated dryers. Our centrifugal separator design features an internal spinner that removes large quantities of condensate by centrifugal action. Water separators (air compressor water separator) are available for operating pressures up to 16 barg (232 psig).

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Aircel Centrifugal Water Separator
25 SCFM - 16,500 SCFM, 1/4" NPT - 12" FLG Connections
Donaldson Centrifugal Cyclone Separator
70 SCFM - 1,400 SCFM, 1/2" NPT - 3" FLG Connections