KICE, Industries

Cyclones

MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY

Kice Industries has been building high-efficiency cyclones ever since the initial launch of our company. Along with our dust control and air systems, they are one of the core products that got us to where we are today. We have continually refined and improved upon our cyclones over the years, finding ways to adapt our designs to more applications and upgrading our materials for longer-lasting builds. Kice engineers are always looking for ways to improve, and our cyclones are no exception.

Cyclones – or cyclone dust collectors, as they’re sometimes called – are essential to the processing of several products that have dust or small particle by-products often found in plastics, seeds, and dry food. Our engineers have studied the most popular cyclone lines and theories and have developed a simple line of cyclones that maximize efficiency while minimizing operation’s costs. 

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Operator’s Manual

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CYCLONE FUNCTIONALITY, APPLICATIONS, AND EXPERIENCE

The inside of a cyclone may look chaotic, but there’s a scientific method being used when it comes to this application. Generally, cyclones use the power of air to remove dust, particles, and other unwanted elements from processing streams during processing operations. This ensures that only the product you want is making it down to the bottom of the funnel while the smaller, dust-like particles are pushed upwards out the top using air. The air being used has enough pressure to push up dust, but not so much pressure that the core product can’t make it through to the bottom.

When it comes to what cyclones are best for a particular product, Kice engineers take that on a case-by-case basis. In our experience, data shows that a longer cone generally yields higher efficiency when it comes to separating dust and small particles from the core of the product. However, we know that on-site physical limitations can sometimes restrict what can be built inside a facility. When Kice engineers build a cyclone, we do so with the product and your site restrictions in mind. This ensures that when your cyclone is built, it works the first time without the need to make additional adjustments and delay your processing of materials.  

In addition to how the cyclone is built, the manner in which the air and product enters the cyclone will also affect its overall efficiency. Kice pioneered the concept of keeping the inlet centerline tangent to the outside edge of the cyclone. By giving the product a smooth introduction to the interior of the cyclone, this reduces turbulence and increases efficiency of particle and dust removal. Kice refers to this as an externally tangent inlet.

To put it simply: the smoother the inside surface of the cyclone is, the more efficiently it’s going to run. Along the same lines, perfect roundness also maximizes efficiency. Kice employs state-of-the-art cutting and rolling equipment to ensure that our cyclones are perfectly round and symmetrical with smooth interior surfaces.

Most importantly, Kice process engineers have the experience and know-how to properly size and apply Kice cyclones to your specific application. Air volume, density, temperature, humidity along with product characteristics sometimes create complicated sets of criteria. Our engineers take the time and do all of the necessary testing to make sure your cyclone works for your application perfectly. Kice’s experience in designing systems along with its expert craftsmanship provide our customers with highly efficient cyclone applications.

CYCLONE MODELS

The inside of a cyclone may look chaotic, but there’s a scientific method being used when it comes to this application. Generally, cyclones use the power of air to remove dust, particles, and other unwanted elements from processing streams during processing operations. This ensures that only the product you want is making it down to the bottom of the funnel while the smaller, dust-like particles are pushed upwards out the top using air. The air being used has enough pressure to push up dust, but not so much pressure that the core product can’t make it through to the bottom.

When it comes to what cyclones are best for a particular product, Kice engineers take that on a case-by-case basis. In our experience, data shows that a longer cone generally yields higher efficiency when it comes to separating dust and small particles from the core of the product. However, we know that on-site physical limitations can sometimes restrict what can be built inside a facility. When Kice engineers build a cyclone, we do so with the product and your site restrictions in mind. This ensures that when your cyclone is built, it works the first time without the need to make additional adjustments and delay your processing of materials.  

In addition to how the cyclone is built, the manner in which the air and product enters the cyclone will also affect its overall efficiency. Kice pioneered the concept of keeping the inlet centerline tangent to the outside edge of the cyclone. By giving the product a smooth introduction to the interior of the cyclone, this reduces turbulence and increases efficiency of particle and dust removal. Kice refers to this as an externally tangent inlet.

To put it simply: the smoother the inside surface of the cyclone is, the more efficiently it’s going to run. Along the same lines, perfect roundness also maximizes efficiency. Kice employs state-of-the-art cutting and rolling equipment to ensure that our cyclones are perfectly round and symmetrical with smooth interior surfaces.

Most importantly, Kice process engineers have the experience and know-how to properly size and apply Kice cyclones to your specific application. Air volume, density, temperature, humidity along with product characteristics sometimes create complicated sets of criteria. Our engineers take the time and do all of the necessary testing to make sure your cyclone works for your application perfectly. Kice’s experience in designing systems along with its expert craftsmanship provide our customers with highly efficient cyclone applications.

standard features

Stainless Steel CK Cyclones

Materials of construction include painted mild steel or stainless steel. Many other types of materials have been used by Kice over the years for special applications and continue to be available upon request.

Inside view of Ceramic Lining being applied

Interior liners can be supplied for wear resistance. The two most common are 3/16” abrasion resistant steel and ceramic lining.

Horizontal Air Outlet

Horizontal Air Outlets, sometimes called ‘pull-thrus’, are standard on Kice cyclones. Rain caps are also available for installations where air is vented directly to the atmosphere after the cyclone. Air outlets can be supplied with control dampers.

Other Options

Access Doors
Support Pads
Multiple Inlets
Floating Flanges
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