Miniclones

ChemIndustrial offers small hydroclone models called miniclones. Due to their small diameter, the liquids inside spin at a very high angular velocity, providing the highest G-force of any of ChemIndustrial's hydroclones.  High g-force makes these miniclones your best choice for separating very small particles or particles only slightly more dense than the suspending liquid.

Other vendors' miniclones are generally available only as arrays in expensive pressure vessels.  ChemIndustrial miniclones are designed to allow use as single units. Higher capacities are achieved by manifolding single units in whatever quantity is required.


Water Flow Rate for a Normal Miniclone
Inlet pressure Overflow rate Underflow rate
psi ml/minute ml/minute
30 1150 1450
40 1375 1600
50 1425 1825
60 1625 1900
64 1750 1950
110 2450 2550


Common plastic mini hydroclone configurations

Miniclone

Miniclones

Naked mini hydroclone.

 

 

 

 

 

Miniclone with housing

The miniclone housing allows east integration into existing piping systems.

 

 

 

 

 

Mini clone with insert

Several housed miniclones

An example of miniclones in their housings.  Multiple housed miniclones can be manifold into an array to increase flow volume. 

 

 

 

 

 

Mini Housing Opt headsMiniclone housing with alternative head configuration

The miniclone housing is modular. Alternative heads are available for connection versatility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minicylone array sideMiniclone array, side view

Due to the small diameter required to generate the high level of angular velocity, miniclones are low flow rate devices.  System capacity can be increased by manifolding multiple miniclones.  The angular velocity is retained, and the flow volume increases in proportion to the number of miniclones in the manifold.