Hydrocyclone Sand Separators utilize a conical shaped separator that accelerates the velocity of water maximizing separation of sand and other heavy specific gravity material. Flushing frequency is reduced due to the large holding capacity of our sedimentation tanks. Netafim Hydrocyclones protect the irrigation components from damage and abrasion and add years of performance to the life of your irrigation system


What makes Hydrocyclone the leading sand separator in the industry?

  • Maximum protection: Conical shape design accelerates the velocity of the water increasing centrifugal forces and maximizing separation.
  • Easy to operate and maintain with no moving parts.
  • Specially designed: Conical rubber protection to protect the cone from erosion
  • Flushing frequency reduction: large holding capacity of sedimentation tank reduces flushing frequency
  • Maximum anti-corrosion: Protection with durable long-lasting coating processes and materials


Hydrocyclone filter is the primary choice in the following situations:

  • For separation of sand and other heavy specific gravity material in the water
  • Protection of valves and irrigation systems from damage/abrasion caused by the water source
  • Pre-filtering of water with high loads of sand

Description of Operation

Based on the centrifuge principle, the particles are spun against the outside wall of the Hydrocyclone and gravitate towards the bottom into the sedimentation tank while cleaner water moves to the outlet. The velocity at which the water flows through the Hydrocyclone determines the efficiency at which the particles are separated from the water.

  • Normal working conditions are achieved when head-loss thru the Hydrocyclone is between 3psi and 7 psi. If the system is designed for head-loss less than 3 psi, the efficiency of separation will be reduced. If the system is designed for head-loss greater than 7 psi, increased wear will occur, and maintenance of the rubber cone will be needed sooner than normal.
  • Any change, up or down, may affect the efficiency of separation as efficiency is directly related to the head-loss thru the separator.


  • Maximum Recommended Working Pressure: 145 psi
  • Recommended Head-loss for Effective Operation: 3 – 7 psi
  • Water Inlet is Horizontal
  • Water Outlet is Vertical in the upward direction
  • Hydrocyclone End Connections: Victaulic grooved or Flanged
    • 2” – 4” are Victaulic grooved
    • 6” & 8” are ANSI Flanged
  • Sedimentation Tank Connections: Victaulic grooved or Flanged
    • 2” & 3” are Victaulic grooved
    • 4” – 8” are ANSI Flanged
  • Protective Coating: Polyester Applied Electrostatically and Oven Cured on a Zinc-Phosphate Layer
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