Foam Break­ing

Chemical Industry Digest - - Compressor -

Foam form­ing liq­uids en­ter­ing a com­pres­sor KOD can read­ily flood its mesh pads and in se­vere cases, even a vane unit. The fi­nal re­sult is mas­sive liq­uid es­cape into the com­pres­sor and con­se­quent se­vere dam­age.

Fig. 3 de­picts that vor­tex-tube cy­clone de­vice can break up the foam and save the com­pres­sor.

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