Wright-Austin T Gas Liquid Separators

  • Wright-Austin Type T gas/liquid separator

    Type T gas/liquid separators employ the three basic principles of separation:


    1. Change in Velocity

    2. Torturous Path

    3. Centrifugal Force

  • Wright-Austin Type TS gas/liquid separator

    Type TS gas/liquid separators have an elongated body.

    This provides additional removal capacity, making them better for applications that have occasional "slugs" of liquid.

  • Wright-Austin Type R gas/liquid separator

    Type R gas/liquid separators have a complex, "torturous" path with multiple changes in direction which droplets cannot navigate.

    These separators handle the heaviest percentage of entrained droplets.


When properly sized, Wright-Austin gas/liquid separators will remove up to 99% of all liquid and solids greater than 10 microns from an air, steam or other gaseous media.  The removal is accomplished by a design that causes the gaseous media to enter a controlled centrifugal flow.  This results in forcing the entrained material to the outer wall and the VCP prevents re-entrainment.

In addition to the patented Vortex Containment Plate (VCP) and centrifugal action are change in direction and reduction of velocity due to the larger volume the vessel has compared to the inlet pipeline.  These three characteristics ensure maximum separation of entrainment with minimal chances of re-entrainment.  Wright-Austin accomplished this without complex baffles, deflectors and other structures that obstruct the flow-stream, resulting in low pressure drops.  This design has an infinite turndown capability without sacrificing efficiency because when the volume of gaseous media is reduced (along with the centrifugal separator force), the reduced velocity significantly counteracts the ability of the droplets/particles to change direction.