Cyclones are widely used in industrial applications for the separation of particulate matter from gases. They offer an efficient method of separating solids from gases and are typically constructed from high-quality materials like stainless steel or coated carbon steel to ensure durability, as well as abrasion and corrosion resistance. Industrial cyclones and cyclone separators are used in a variety of applications, including air pollution control, powder production, and dust collection. They are also commonly used in the chemical, pharmaceutical, food processing, and power generation industries. Owners will generally work with a technology provider to design cyclones specific to their application and produce drawings for fabrication. The technology provider, or the owner, will then contract with a cyclone fabricator, such as Goodhart Sons.
The design and construction of cyclones depend on the specific application and process requirements. Factors such as particulate size, gas flow rate, and pressure drop must be considered during the design phase. The construction materials, dimensions, and inlet and outlet configurations are also important design considerations. Technology providers will use customer-specific parameters to design the cyclone and produce drawings for fabrication. With fabrication drawings in hand, Goodhart Sons is then ready to take your project to the next steps of completion and delivery.
Goodhart Sons has fabricated cyclones for a variety of industries and is ready to help you with your cyclone project. Cyclone specifications may call for gas-tight welds that require non-destructive weld tests, like dye-penetrant or x-ray, to ensure the quality of those welds. Goodhart Sons has Certified Weld Inspectors on staff to test the welds and ensure that your cyclone is fabricated to your expectations.
In many situations, a cyclone is part of a larger system and customers may also need a fabricator with the equipment and expertise to fabricate industrial cyclone dust collectors, large hoppers, and heavy plate ductwork. Goodhart Sons has machines like Davi plate rolls, weld manipulators, and a 660-ton Baykal press brake all used to fabricate components of a larger system.
Experienced Metal Fabricators
The fabrication of cyclones involves several steps, including cutting, forming, welding, and finishing. The cyclone shell is usually cut from a plate or sheet of metal using a plasma cutter or laser cutter. The dimensions of the shell are determined during the design phase, and the sheet is cut to the required dimensions. As part of our fabrication shop equipment, Goodhart Sons has a 40-foot CNC plasma cutting table equipped with a 6-axis cutting arm, making it ideal for weld preparation and large diameter cyclones.
After cutting, the shell is formed into the desired shape. This is typically done with a press brake by kink-forming, or by using plate rolls. Our tenured pre-fabrication team has the experience using both methods to ensure we can work within the parameters of your cyclone design. Once the shell is formed, it is welded together to form a complete cylinder and the bottom cone is then welded onto the cylindrical shell. Our AWS and ASME Certified Welders use GTAW , GMAW , FCAW, GMAW-C and SAW welding process to complete the welds.
Our onsite painting and blasting booths allow us accommodate a variety of industrial coatings that our customers may require. Then finally, our Certified Weld Inspectors are then able to complete any customer-specified weld and quality tests to ensure the quality of the finished project.
Partnering with an experienced shop warrants that all these required capabilities, from start to finished project, exist under one roof and the highest standard of quality is maintained throughout the process.
Installation Services for Cyclones
One of our strongest assets as a company are our installation capabilities. Our experience in installation strengthens the standards to which we fabricate, and our experience in fabrication helps us know and understand how accuracy in the shop translates to seamless installation in the field. We have a team of experienced riggers, millwrights, welders, and project managers to ensure that your project is completed safely and on time. No matter how complex, each project is assigned a single point of contact which allows our customers to rest assured that communication will be as seamless as possible.
Working with Goodhart Sons allows for optimal efficiencies on your project to be realized, especially when considering a turnkey project. Upon engaging with us, the fabrication and field service teams work closely together which provides the best and most efficient solution to your project.