This application came in from our distributor (AYRFUL) in Argentina. They had a customer who is recycling film scraps. The scrap material is conveyed into a cyclone separator. The problem is that the scrap becomes charged with static as a result of the motions and interactions within the conveying pipe. This results in the scrap sticking to itself and to the parts of the cyclone separator inside. The problem is so bad that it becomes almost impossible to separate the material when it comes time to clear it out of the cyclone separator once clogged.
After discussing the challenges the customer faced in trying to keep their cyclone up and running, we decided to recommend that the customer utilize 4 pieces of EXAIR’s Model 7199 Ionizing Point and 1 piece of Model 7941 (4 outlet Power Supply) to neutralize the static within the cyclone.
The ionizing Points would be attached by means of inserting through the wall of the inlet pipe of the cyclone separator.
The existing blower moving air into the cyclone separator will do the job of carrying the positive and negative ions into the cyclone separator and keep it and the contents at a neutral state.
If you have a similar problem, contact us to discuss the application. We would be glad to help with our full range of static eliminators to address your application issues.
Neal Raker, Application Engineer