Wright-Austin Gas/Liquid Separators

Type T air/liquid separator
Wright-Austin™ established the industry standard for air/liquid separators over 100 years ago.  Their product line includes both cast products (cast iron, cast steel and cast 316SS) as well as fabricated products, typically constructed from carbon steel, 304 SS or 316SS, although they can be constructed of most alloys available in plate form. Acquired by Hayward in 1996 and subsequently Eaton Hydraulics in 2005, our company Factory Direct Pipeline Products Inc. has represented the Wright-Austin product line since 2001.

What are gas/liquid separators?

They are pressure vessels used to remove entrained droplets and particles from a process gas, usually compressed air or steam, although there are many petrochemical applications involving other gasses.   Having no moving or serviceable components and due to the patented internal geometry of the separator, droplets and particles coalesce and drain from the separator with minimal pressure drop.

The efficiencies for most of our separators are 99% for removal of droplets and entrained particulate > 10 microns in size, although we do offer versions which can remove finer droplets including a coalescer style for removal of droplets as fine as 4 microns and a two stage design for removal of droplets >0.30 microns with 99.7% efficiency.

Cast products are typically stocked in non-assembled form, requiring 3-5 work days for assembly and testing prior to shipment after receipt of an order.  Fabricated separation products require 6-8 weeks for most "standard" (existing designs) and up to 12 weeks for custom designed separators.

If you need information or a replacement for an existing Wright-Austin separator, we have access to many of the drawings and design details for separators manufactured during the Wright-Austin™ days, usually the applicable information is included on the nameplate.  Sometimes a picture and a few dimensions are all that is required for identifying an existing separator.

Although our sizing tools provide sufficient information determine the physical size and design for your application, we encourage you to contact us for assistance with your specific application. The best way to proceed is to fill-out our inquiry form, as it will prompt you for most of the information we require to properly size a separator for your application.