Vane Separators for Gas and Steam

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 this mixture passes through the vane bundle, it is forced to change directions several times.  The low-density gas can easily negotiate this tortuous path, but because of momentum, the high-density liquid is unable to change direction without impinging upon the vane wall.   At each change in direction, a centrifugal force is imparted on the gas liquid mixture, which throws the liquid particles against the wetted vane walls.  These liquid droplets coalesce into larger particles, absorb other droplets striking the vane, convert to sheet flow and travel towards the vane pockets.  Once the liquid enters the vane pockets, they are isolated from the gas stream, and drain by gravity into the liquid sump.  

ANDERSON's "Pocket Style" vanes are ideal for liquid removal to 8 microns. Available in standard 316 stainless steel and other materials to meet your application requirements.

  • In-Line Vertical

  • Vertical Gas

  • Extremely Efficient Separation of Entrained Liquids and Mists from a Gas or Vapor Flow.

  • 100% Removal of Liquid Particles 8.0 Microns and Larger.

  • Low-Pressure Drop.

  • Superior Design.

  • Rugged Construction/Long Life.

  • Stock or Custom Designed.

  • No Maintenance.

Available Models


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