Used to separate particles from the gas stream, a cyclone separator’s efficiency is affected by the wear experienced on the separator’s internal parts. Particles separated and funnelled through the reject port are either returned into the process or disposed of.
Abrasive and erosive wear to the inlet, outlet, and internal surfaces can disrupt the air flow and that of the material, leading to reduced efficiency. Over time, the shell of the cyclone can also become damaged. This affects the flow of material back into the process and causes potential leaks or blockages, resulting in downtime to replace or repair the part.