Hydrocyclone Sand Separators utilize a conical shaped separator that accelerates the velocity of water maximizing separation of sand and other solid matter with greater than 90% efficiency. Flushing frequency is reduced due to the large holding capacity of our sedimentation tanks. Netafim Hydrocyclones protect the irrigation components from damage and abrasion caused by debris and add years of performance to the life of your irrigation system.
Based on the centrifuge principle, the particles are spun against the outside wall of the Hydrocyclone and gravitate towards the bottom into the underflow chamber (sedimentation tank) while clean liquid moves upward to the center of the spiral, towards the top outlet. The velocity at which the water flows through the Hydrocyclone determines the efficiency at which the particles are separated from the water.