Conference Dates

May 1-5, 2011


Severe erosion in the lower cone and in the upper dipleg of second stage cyclones have been observed in commercial cyclones. The main objective of this study is to shed light on the mechanism by which this erosion takes place, and how different design and operating parameters affect the erosion. Experimental data on how parameters such as the cyclone length-to diameter ratio (L/D), inlet solids loading and gas outlet velocity affect second stage cyclone erosion are presented. The outlet gas velocity was varied by changing the size of the vortex tube diameter. The effect of a vortex stabilizer on cyclone cone erosion is also discussed.