30L Style Vertical Gas Liquid Separators
Gas liquid separators for
up to 10-20% by weight of the units flow capacity

32L vertical gas/liquid separator

The Wright-Austin 30L series of in-line vertical gas/liquid separators remove 99% of droplets and particles equal to or greater than 10 microns in a very compact design.  As the moisture laden gas enters the separator, it encounters a curved, stationary blading structure welded to the inside of the vessel, and this causes a centrifugal force, propelling the droplets to the outer wall.  The liquid coalesces and exits the separator's drain.

As with all Wright-Austin gas/liquid separators, there are no moving parts, they are self-cleaning and require no maintenance.  Wright Austin gas liquid separators employ a patented Vortex Containment Plate (VCP) and combined with centrifugal action assures maximum separation of entrainment with minimal chances of reentrainment.  Wright Austin accomplished this without complex baffles, deflectors and other structures that obstruct the flow-stream, resulting in very low pressure drops.

What is the minimum velocity required through our separators?
There are no minimum velocities for our separators. Wright-Austin has run many tests over the years that support this contention.

There are several characteristics causing separation. When the units are used at or near their maximum capacities the primary cause for separation is centrifugal force, causing the liquid droplets to move to the outer walls. When the flow is reduced the following characteristics dominate the separation process.

Expansion/Gravity
The air, gas or steam expands in the vessel after leaving the inlet nozzle. This slows down the velocity at which the media and liquid molecules are moving. The liquid droplets tend to bump into each other and form larger droplets. The larger droplets are more likely to fall out due to gravity especially since the speed at which they are moving has also been reduced.

Agglomeration on surface
Droplets that form on the interior surfaces attract (agglomerate) more droplets. Big droplets fall to the bottom and drain out.

Change in Direction: The air, gas or steam flow changes directions (although slowly) inside the vessel in order to get back out through the outlet nozzle. A change in flow direction always shears off some liquid droplets that do not make the turn.

 All Wright-Austin Model 30L series air liquid separators are available with ASME code stamp and CRN. All fabricated 30L style gas/liquid separators are designed in New Jersey (USA) in accordance with ASME Section VIII, Division I.

There are three flow path configurations:wright-austin 32-LW gas liquid separator wright-austin 35-LW gas liquid separatorwright-austin 37-LW gas liquid separator If your flow path is horizontal, review the 30L Style Horizontal Gas/Liquid Separator page.

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