The filter separator is used to remove solid and liquid particles from a gas flow.
It has two filtration/separation stages: the first is made up of fiber glass cartridges or similar material, which block the solid impurities and cause the liquid particles to agglomerate into increasingly large drops. The drops fall into a collecting device due to gravity or, if they are carried by the gas flow, are removed at the second stage, where they are separated in a vane pack.
The liquids removed from the gas in the two sections of the device are collected in a boot where they are drained manually or automatically, according to the plant’s needs.
The filter separator is most efficient in separating solids and liquids, having an efficiency of 99.5% for drops with a diameter of at least 1 micron.
It may be installed in a vertical or horizontal configuration: this layout is particularly indicated if the gas contains large quantities of liquid.