Mesh and Vane Eliminators
Mist Eliminators, Vane Mist Eliminators
Also known as chevron or plate type, vane mist eliminators consist of closely spaced corrugated plates that force mist-laden gas to follow serpentine paths. These devices are generally not efficient for mist droplets smaller than about 20 microns, but they are sturdier than mesh pads and impose less pressure drop. Vane arrays can be mounted horizontally or vertically. They are preferred in applications involving high vapor velocities, low available pressure drop, viscous or foaming liquids, lodging or caking of solids, slugs of liquid, or violent upsets. Like mesh pads, vane units are usually round or rectangular. They are sometimes used in combination with mesh pads for optimum performance in special situations. Amistco’s
standard vanes (front cover) are available in metal or plastics and have various blade spacings and profiles. For special requirements, Amistco also supplies curved vanes such as the non-metallic variety shown in Figure 6.
, Vane Mist Eliminators