vane type separators contain corrugated profile blades, vanes,
within a receiver. This separator is built specifically
for linear flow applications removing virtually all entrainment
8 microns and larger from the vapor or gas line. Entrainment
laden flow is directed into the vanes where it is split into
(individual) vertical streams. A series of short radius
turns within close proximity utilize inertial forces to trap
heavier liquid droplets. Collecting as a film on the
profile blades, the liquid flows along the blade and into liquid
collecting pockets where it drains into a collecting sump. Because
of its special design, Anderson vane separators can handle
a large volume of liquid laden flow without (re-entrainment).
the low drag coefficient of the profile design permits the
handling of high velocities without excessive pressure loss.
have forged steel flanges and welded steel bodies, and
are available in carbon steel, stainless steel, or any
required for your application.
vessels are designed, fabricated, and stamped to ASME Code
Sec. VIII, Div. 1 for Unfired Pressure Vessels.
Efficient Separation of Entrained Liquids and Mists from
a Gas or Vapor Flow.
Removal of Liquid Particles 8.0 Microns and Larger.
or Custom Designed.
Coalescer for Improved Efficiency
Vanes available in Carbon Steel, 304L & 316L Stainless
Steel, & Special Alloys.
Vane Separators will remove 100% of all liquid particles 8.0
microns and larger when operating between 0 and 110% design
operating at the design flowrate, a separation efficiency of
100% of 5.0 microns and larger is expected.
Separation efficiency can be improved to 100% of 3.0 microns
by the addition of an inlet coalescer. Separation efficiency
decreases on droplets of decreasing size. In order to
separate these smaller droplets, the vane bundle must be preceded
by an inlet coalescer. The coalescer will increase the
size of incoming liquid droplets so that they can be removed
by the separation vanes. The inlet coalescer can either
be a special hookless vane bundle located in the inlet nozzle,
or a stainless steel wire mesh pad mounted on the vane face.
Principal of Operation:
The success of the
Anderson Separation Vane is rooted in simple physics principles
of centrifugal force, impingement and gravity. The liquid
laden gas entering the vane separator is a mixture of low density
gas and high density liquid. As mixture passes through
the vane bundle, it is forced to change directions several times. The
low density gas can easily negotiate this torturous path, but
because of momentum, the high density liquid is unable to change
direction without impinging upon the vane wall.
Reliable separator data with regards to capacities and efficiencies
have been determined through empirical testing at our on-site
flow laboratory as well as selected user test sites. Combined
with the Anderson Separator Company's thousands of trouble free
installations around the world in just about every possible application,
the data shown in the table above can be used reliably to determine
relative suitability for process design.
The Anderson Vane style line separator will remove all of the
entrained media that are 8-10 microns and larger. Below
8 micron, the mesh pad or vane coalescing options must be selected
in order to achieve higher efficiencies.
The Anderson vane style line separator will operate
at approximately 110% of process design conditions with no loss
or risk of carry-over. The process can be turned down to
approximately 10% of normal design conditions before risk of re-entrainment
begins to be a factor. A wider range of flows can be achieved
through careful process design. Consult one of our engineers.