Dewatering cyclones form part of Multotec’s comprehensive hydrocylone range. They have been designed as the ideal solution for all solids dewatering, water recovery and slurry densification applications in the mineral processing industry.
Our dewatering cyclones are manufactured in a complete range of sizes, from very small to large. Each cyclone is produced according to strict quality control standards at our ISO-certified facilities.
Your local Multotec branch supports your dewatering application with rapid product availability; complete range of cyclone spares, linings and components; and full engineering. Aftersales field support is included in our standard dewatering cyclone offering.
Our technical support includes providing assistance from appropriate cyclone equipment selection through to delivery accuracy and hot and cold commissioning. Comprehensive plant, process and equipment audits are available on request.
Innovative condition monitoring products that extend the lifespan of your dewatering cyclones and other mineral processing equipment. Multotec’s condition monitoring products are used across different industries to help monitor their wear solutions.
To help ensure equipment longevity and superior product performance, Multotec’s cyclones (and all other equipment and products) are backed by extensive field service and maintenance agreements.
Borne from intensive R&D and developed over the years, our test work capabilities include test and development work on spiral concentrators, classification cyclones, magnetic separators, samplers and laboratory-scale filtration and centrifuge equipment.
Multotec offers very small diameter polyurethane dewatering cyclones (i.e. 25 mm ID to 75 mm ID cyclones from our FC cyclone range) and 100 mm ID and 165 mm ID polyurethane dewatering cyclones from our VV cyclone range.
For slurry dewatering or water recovery (i.e. high solids yield to the underflow), we recommend our range of small diameter dewatering cyclones that achieve a fine cut-point. A higher-feed pressure can also be accommodated in small diameter dewatering cyclones, which assists in achieving a fine cut-point.
Larger diameter dewatering cyclones may be used in processes where the feed to the cyclone does not contain a high fraction of ultra-fines and / or where solids losses to the overflow are acceptable. In the latter case, where solids report to the overflow, large diameter dewatering cyclones are acceptable when downstream equipment to recover or dispose of these solids exists – such as thickeners or tailings storage facilities.
These cyclones include the high-capacity classification cyclones (HC and HA) and the larger diameter cyclones of the polyurethane cyclones range (VV).
The correct selection of dewatering cyclones for the dewatering process depends on your application. We custom-design our range of dewatering cyclones to suit your application requirements, including:
The most important design aspects of a dewatering cyclone are the cyclone diameter and the spigot diameter. The diameter of the dewatering cyclone will ensure that the correct cut-point is achieved, and the correct spigot diameter will ensure that the design underflow slurry density is achieved.
Through extensive testing and simulations, Multotec has proven that the scrolled evolute design has a higher capacity when compared to other inlet configurations.
This design substantially reduces vortex finder wear, thereby reducing operating costs while maximising cyclone efficiency by allowing particles to follow its natural spiral trajectory. The scroll section also allow for natural particle segregation to take place before entering the classification zone.