Atlas Copco liquid separator provides protection against condensate, aerosols and water droplets on the suction side of the vacuum pump. However, they do not remove condensate vapor in the gas phase. These separators are equipped with a demister insert and / or a cyclone separation mechanism located above the separated liquid tank.
The separator has a tank equipped with a sight glass and / or an electronic level control device. This makes it possible to assess when condensate needs draining.
Typically, the vacuum system must be turned off and vented to drain condensate. However, it is possible to configure the separators so that the condensate can be drained without interrupting operation.
Atlas Copco liquid separator: Cyclone separators
Cyclone separators are mechanical separators that remove fog and water droplets from a gas stream. They are installed before the vacuum pump and are intended to prevent liquids from entering the pump.
The separators are equipped with a fluid level indicator.