Wright Austin T Gas Liquid Separators

Custom Fabricated Centrifugal Separators

Gas Liquid Separator Fabricated of Carbon Steel

T style centrifugal separators remove entrained droplets and particles larger than 10 microns from air, gas or steam with 99% efficiency.  Furthermore, T separators accomplish this without any moving or serviceable components.  T style separators are a fully welded pressure vessel available with ASME Code Stamp or CRN.  Since these are custom fabricated products we can accommodate your particular specifications involving material of construction, pressure, temperature, corrosion allowance, non-standard NDT, coatings and any design enhancement which might be required for your specific application. Common features which can be added to a T separator include liquid level gauge ports, inspection ports, flanged vent or drain connections and support legs.

Centrifugal separation refers to the powerful vortex created within the separator body which propels droplets and particulate > 10 microns to the outer circumference of the vessel.  The finer droplets, particles and gas exit through the low velocity area of the vortex and outlet nozzle.  Re-entrainment of the separated liquid is prevented with a vortex containment plate affixed near the bottom of the vessel, just over the drain port.

The liquid removal capacity for T separators is equivalent to 40% of its' maximum rated weight flow capacity for a given size separation element.  Drainage of separated liquid though the bottom drain port can be accomplished with an automatic float drain trap or ball valve. A variation of the T separator design is the TS style centrifugal separator, which has an elongated body and enables it to remove a liquid load equivalent to 60% of the weight flow.

The math involved to properly size a centrifugal separator is complex because physical test results using 60ºF air were used to create baseline capacity charts.  If your application happens to involve 60ºF air, then you can simply find the intersection of your operating pressure and flow rate on the chart; the required separator size corresponds with the with the performance line to the right of that intersection.

Saturated Steam Capacity ChartAir at 60F Capacity ChartFormulas to convert other gases to air at 60F

Other temperatures and gases having a different molecular weight need to be converted to their "equivalent flow rate" based upon air at  60ºF.  The formulas to accomplish this manually are provided in our literature, however it is laborious to manually calculate the equivalent air volume and if you want to check on a range of flow rates, target a specific differential pressure or liquid volume removal capacity, you will be spending lots of quality time with your calculator!

We have designed a web-based sizing calculator enabling sizing and "what if" calculations within seconds; you only require the following four data points: molecular weight, temperature, gauge pressure (PSIG) and the design volumetric or weight flow for your application.  The sizing process and our calculator tool are described in detail in our article "Size Matters, Understanding Sizing Factors for Centrifugal Separators".

Outline Drawings:
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2½" 600# flanged connections
3" 600# flanged connections
16" 150# flanged connections

SIZE CONNECTION PART NUMBER
Steel SS
1" FNPT, 1000 PSI @ 650°F 1TC 1TS6
SWE, 1000 PSI @ 650°F 1TWC 1TWS
150# RF ANSI FLANGED, 150 PSI @ 450°F 1T150C 1T150S6
300# RF ANSI FLANGED, 500 PSI @ 650°F 1T500C 1T500S6
600# RF ANSI FLANGED, 750 PSI @ 650°F 1T750C  
1¼" FNPT, 1000 PSI @ 650°F 1.25TC 1.25TS6
SWE, 1000 PSI @ 650°F 1.25TWC 1.25TWS6
150# RF ANSI FLANGED, 150 PSI @ 450°F 1.25T150C 1.25T150S6
300# RF ANSI FLANGED, 500 PSI @ 650°F 1.25T500C 1.25T500S6
600# RF ANSI FLANGED, 750 PSI @ 650°F 1.25T750C  
1½" FNPT, 1000 PSI @ 650°F 1.5TC 1.5TS6
SWE, 1000 PSI @ 650°F 1.5TWC 1.5TWS6
150# RF ANSI FLANGED, 150 PSI @ 450°F 1.5T150C 1.5T150S6
300# RF ANSI FLANGED, 500 PSI @ 650°F 1.5T500C 1.5T500S6
600# RF ANSI FLANGED, 750 PSI @ 650°F 1.5T750C  
2" FNPT, 1000 PSI @ 650°F 2TC 2TS6
SWE, 1000 PSI @ 650°F 2TWC 2TWS6
150# RF ANSI FLANGED, 150 PSI @ 450°F 2T150C 2T150S6
300# RF ANSI FLANGED, 500 PSI @ 650°F 2T500C 2T500S6
600# RF ANSI FLANGED, 750 PSI @ 650°F 2T750C  
2½" 150# RF ANSI FLANGED, 150 PSI @ 450°F 2.5T150C 2.5T150S
300# RF ANSI FLANGED, 500 PSI @ 650°F 2.5T500C 2.5T500S
3" 150# RF ANSI FLANGED, 150 PSI @ 450°F 3T150C 3T150S
300# RF ANSI FLANGED, 500 PSI @ 650°F 3T500C 3T500S
4" 150# RF ANSI FLANGED, 150 PSI @ 450°F 4T150C 4T150S
300# RF ANSI FLANGED, 500 PSI @ 650°F 4T500C 4T500S
5" 150# RF ANSI FLANGED, 150 PSI @ 450°F 5T150C 5T150S
300# RF ANSI FLANGED, 500 PSI @ 650°F 5T500C 5T500S
6" 150# RF ANSI FLANGED, 150 PSI @ 450°F 6T150C 6T150S
300# RF ANSI FLANGED, 500 PSI @ 650°F 6T500C 6T500S
8" 150# RF ANSI FLANGED, 150 PSI @ 450°F 8T150C 8T150S
300# RF ANSI FLANGED, 500 PSI @ 650°F 8T500C 8T500S
10" 150# RF ANSI FLANGED, 150 PSI @ 450°F 10T150C 10T150S
300# RF ANSI FLANGED, 500 PSI @ 650°F 10T500C 10T500S
12" 150# RF ANSI FLANGED, 150 PSI @ 450°F 12T150C 12T150S
300# RF ANSI FLANGED, 500 PSI @ 650°F 12T500C 12T500S