Wright-Austin TS Gas Liquid Separators

Centrifugal Separators for High Volume Liquid Removal with 99% Efficiency

Wright-Austin TS style gas/liquid separators are designed to remove entrained liquid and solids from air, steam or industrial gasses.  The TS style centrifugal separator is based upon the type T design except its body is longer to increase the reservoir size for condensate. This specific design is effective for applications where the entrained liquid flow rate equates to ≤ 60% of the separators maximum flow capacity.  The droplet separation is accomplished this without complex baffles, deflectors and other structures that obstruct the flow-stream and this results in very low pressure drops.  The TS centrifugal separator design has no moving or serviceable components; it is considered self-cleaning and maintenance free for its entire service life.

The moisture laden gas enters the separator body and is deflected downwards in the cylindrical body, resulting in a  powerful vortex.  The associated centrifugal force acts upon droplets and particles larger than 10 microns to propel them towards the outer walls of the vessel.  Only dry gas and finer droplets enter the lower velocity section of the vortex which is connected to the outlet nozzle.  The separated droplets coalesce to a common drain port with re-entrainment prevented by a finned vortex containment plate (VCP).  TS centrifugal separators are 99% efficient for removal of  entrained droplet and particles larger than 10 microns.

Centrifugal separators are sized based upon five design criteria (molecular weight of gas, highest temperature, lowest pressure, flow rate, volume of liquid to be removed) and maintain their efficiency at lower flow rates and temperatures as related to applications with start-up and shut down conditions.

 TS style gas/liquid separators are typically used for applications where higher than normal liquid loading causes a "slugging" problem, common to refinery and chemical plant applications. TS gas/liquid separators are also used upstream of gas turbines, adsorption towers, gas scrubbers and steam generator outlets.

TS air liquid separators are constructed to ASME code for unfired vessels, Section VIII, Division 1.  An ASME stamp and CRN registration is available for sizes 2 inches and larger. TS style gas/liquid separators are fabricated from carbon steel, 304SS, 316SS and can also be fabricated from exotic alloys when needed.