Filtration – Tornado

EZ Clean Tornado centrifugal separator

The Tornado is a patent pending centrifugal separator that puts a new spin on an established technology!

The Tornado separator is the future of centrifugal separation technology. The innovative separator utilizes an internal blade design. The blades create a unique and beneficial flow path through the separator that increases the “G – Force”, resulting in more effective and efficient particle removal.

If you are for looking economical particle removal, the Tornado separator is your new choice for centrifugal separators. The Tornado is a simple but extremely innovative device. The Tornado has no moving parts and no media. Tornado effectively removes particles without any regular maintenance.

Tornado centrifugal separators are used in Power Generating plants, Automotive plants, Steel Mills, and even in the Oil & Gas fields. They are utilized to filter machining coolant, wash solutions, cooling / process water, quench fluid, flowback water and brine, and many other process fluids.

With sizes ranging from 2” to 20”, the Tornado can handle flows from 52 gpm to over 12,000 gpm.

To see the Tornado separator in operation, click Tornado animation. The animation shows how the patented blade design results in increased particle velocity and higher applied “G-forces”.  As the fluid spins through the length of the separator, the particles are forced to the outer wall to the low velocity solids collection zone at the bottom of the separator. The clean fluid is directed back up and into “clean zone slots” and out the top of the separator.

To see the Tornado separator in operation, click Tornado animation. The animation shows how the patented blade design results in increased particle velocity and higher applied “G-forces”. As the fluid spins through the length of the separator, the particles are forced to the outer wall to the low velocity solids collection zone at the bottom of the separator. The clean fluid is directed back up and into “clean zone slots” and out the top of the separator.

EZ Clean Tornado centrifugal separator

Size

Minimum flow

Minimum “G’s”

Maximum flow

Maximum “G’s”

2”

52 gpm

9.04

84 gpm

23.13

2.5”

75 gpm

7.57

119 gpm

19.37

3”

115 gpm

6.09

184 gpm

15.59

4”

198 gpm

4.64

317 gpm

11.88

5”

312 gpm

3.70

499 gpm

9.47

6”

450 gpm

3.08

720 gpm

7.88

8”

779 gpm

2.34

1,247 gpm

5.99

10”

1,228 gpm

1.86

1,965 gpm

4.77

Operation – EZ Clean Tornado centrifugal separator:

The solids laden stream enters tangentially near the top of the separator.  As the fluid enters the separator, the blades create and maintain a high-velocity centrifugal force that causes the fluid to “spin” down the entire length of the separator’s body.  The centrifugal force created by the blades forces the particles toward the outer wall of the separator and away from the clean water discharge slots.

Once the separated particles pass the discharge slots they slow down and settle towards the bottom of the separator body.  Particles collect in the bottom until the purge valve is opened, flushing the particles from the separator.

The separator discharge tube carries the clean water from the clean water discharge slots to your process.

The red, yellow and green dots in the Tornado animation represent 50 µ sand particles.  The red particles are moving at the highest velocity, followed by yellow and then green.  As you can see, the green and yellow dots are primarily in low velocity, solids collection zone at the bottom of the Tornado.  The red dots are being forced out of the bulk stream to the outer wall of the Tornado.

The Tornado effectively removes solids and allows you to realize a multitude of benefits including the following.

  • Minimizes fouling of cooling water system piping and equipment
  • Reduces labor costs associated with manual cleaning of cooling tower basins, chillers, condensers and heat exchangers
  • Improves performance and efficiency of heat transfer equipment
  • Reduces energy costs
  • Extends the life of expensive, low micron cartridge filters
  • Reduces sump maintenance in quench systems, grinders, parts washers, etc.
  • Extends life of metalworking fluids, quench fluids and cleaning solutions
  • Reduces solids loading on downstream separation / filtration equipment

To learn more about this innovative and patent pending centrifugal separator, click here for a detailed Tornado specification sheet or Tornado product data sheet.  If you are looking for more information, go to Documents. You can download and access drawings, installation, operation & maintenance (IOM) manuals, as well as other technical and reference documents.