Removing solids used to mean using expensive filters or strainers having filter elements which also clogged and fouled. Replacing or cleaning these
elements was in itself, also a great cause of maintenance and expense.
No longer, though - now the new DirtGobbla range of centrifugal action separators removes the solids by a combination of centrifugal force and gravity. No screens to clean. No bags or cartridges to replace. No working parts to wear out or break down.
Liquid flow enters the upper conical acceleration chamber tangentially, and this imparts a swirling action to the flow. The flow then enters the sparation column where centrifugal force caused by the increased velocity separates particles with a specific gravity twice that of the liquid and forces them onto the walls of the column where they descend by gravity to collect in the lower collection chamber. The clear liquid is drawn up the vortex and discharges out of the top outlet. The accumulated solids are flushed out of the purge port periodically using manual or simple automatic valving.
Heavier sediments will separate and drop to the bottom of a volume of non-moving water within 1/2 a minute. Try this experiment and see what the DirtGobbla will remove!
Typical System Applications:
Solids in any liquid system floware the single greatest cause of engineering problems such as:
• Piping and equipment wear
• Plugged nozzles and valves
• Reduced flow, downtime
• Excessive maintenance.
• Borehole-sourced water: removing silt before reaching the header tank
• Agriculture: protecting spray nozzles on irrigation systems
• Cooling water lines: removing solids to protect valves, instruments and equipment
• Cooling towers: keeping sumps and nozzles clear and functioning efficiently
• On lines with some oil in the water, DirtGobbla has no screens to foul and slime
Re-look at your problematic, old-fashioned, costly, filtering methods, or at areas where you wish you could use a filter but traditional types just can’t do the job – on applications where the particles have an SG twice that of water, DirtGobbla is the answer!
Accessories Available: Floor-standing legs, wall-mounting clamps, automatic electric and electro-pneumatic purging systems are available as options.
Materials of Construction: All grade 304 stainless steel, with other materials available options.
Debris Purging: Manually operated ball valve as standard, automation available as an option.
Pressure Rating: 1000 kPa as standard, higher pressure ratings available as options.
Finish: Bead blast matt industrial finish on stainless steel units, primer+enamel topcoat on mild steel units.
Selecting the Correct DirtGobbla Centrifugal Separator
Confirm that the solids to be removed from the fluid have a specific gravity at least twice that of water (as a quick check, do the solids settle to the bottom of a sample of the fluid within on-to-three minutes?).
Determine the flow rate required and select the appropriate model of DirtGobbla from the graph and tables above (note that the selection must be based on flow rate, and not on existing pipe diameter).
Estimate the dirt loading to be removed from the fluid, and select an appropriate purging system – for low dirtloadings the manual system is sufficient, but for higher dirt loadings and especially on units larger that the 050V, give careful consideration to the use of an automatic purging system, as separated debris must not be allowed to compact.