The Sheffield Kinetic Separator


What it Does

The Sheffield Kinetic Separator uses the inertia and gravity of the fast loop flow to separate the contaminants from an analyzer sample. The separation occurs when condensate and particulates in a gas sample stream - or solid contaminants and heavier immiscible phase materials in a liquid sample stream - fail to negotiate complete reversals of flow direction which are designed in the mechanics of the separator. The separator includes an initial chamber and a secondary polisher chamber with a hydrophobic filter which can be customized for specific applications. The kinetic separation does not alter the representative components of the sample.

The Sheffield Separator is a completely unique technology employing the only patented kinetic separator on the market today. Field tests have proven that the Sheffield Kinetic Separator is also effective in single line application at low pressure and flow with a fraction of the lag time associated with knock out type separators. The Sheffield Kinetic Separator could be described as a "kinetic, low lag time, low differential pressure, hydrophobic filter" separator for use in virtually any low or high flow, low or high pressure, transport sample system.

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How it Works

A) The fast flow path enters the first chamber. System pressure forces a slipstream (the analyzer sample) in the reverse direction, while the main flow (containing the separated contaminants) exits the bottom of the chamber. Gravity and inertia cause kinetic separation of the slipstream of representative process components from the heavier contaminants.

B) The sample is routed to a polisher chamber, which again uses the gravity and inertia of an exit flow and slipstream redirection to effect a second kinetic separation. Both chambers exit the bottom of the separator to a common low-pressure return. The polisher chamber employs a flow meter to control at the optimum sample flow.

C) The entire length of this polisher chamber acts as a housing for a filter that is customized to target specific contaminants. For instance, a filter can be used to coalesce mist or condensate and remove particulate from a gas stream. It can remove free water and solid particles from a liquid hydrocarbon process. It also can be equipped with 316 stainless steel filters for back flush applications with stack or water samples. In all applications the flow passes vertically though the filter at a flow, which impacts the filter element at a shallow angle. This combined with momentum of the flow has a self-cleaning effect.

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