Weir Minerals said the new Cavex 700CVX hydrocyclone can achieve up to 50% higher throughput capacity in comparison with other competitors in the 26-in. diameter range, due to its larger inlet and vortex finder configuration.
The Cavex 700CVX hydrocyclone also provides a higher throughput than the Cavex 650CVX hydrocyclone in a smaller, more space efficient body, making it ideal for new installations. It is suited and sized to fit into existing cyclone clusters for easy retrofitting to increase capacity.
Cavex CVX hydrocyclones are designed to withstand severe abrasion caused by the rotational flow of solids and slurry. The unique shape of the Cavex hydrocyclone range features a laminar spiral inlet geometry that allows the slurry to follow a natural path without encountering any shelves, edges or corners. This reduces turbulence inside the hydrocyclone, which helps maximize separation efficiency, hydraulic capacity and wear life, while minimizing localized wear in the feed chamber and vortex finder.
Other features of the Cavex 700 CVX hydrocyclone include fabricated steel or cast ductile casing, replaceable elastomer liners up to 45 mm thick, ceramic lower cones, rubber lined steel vortex finders, rubber or ceramic spigots, rubber lined steel overflow pipe or air core booster caps.