FPS course Hydrocyclones

Category: 3-day open course (also available as an in-company course anytime)
Date: to be announced

Course programme

Day 1
0915 Introduction, principle, flow patterns and features
1045 Cyclone types and applications in industry
1145 Review of models and performance correlations
1400 Hydrocyclone testing procedures, fault diagnosis, control
1530 Demonstration of a working hydrocyclone test rig
1630 Hydrocyclone selection and sizing I: methods

Day 2

0915 Hydrocyclone selection and sizing II: selection charts
1045 Practical session: hydrocyclone design
1145 Hydrocyclone networks, series and recycles
1400 Hydrocyclones in counter-current washing
1530 Hydrocyclones in classification
1630 Practical session: network design & optimisation
1830 Course dinner at a local restaurant

Day 3

0915 Hydrocyclones in monitoring of particle size
1045 Hydrocyclones in deoiling of water
1145 Hydrocyclones in dewatering of oil
1400 Hydrocyclones in de-gassing of liquids and in biological applications
1530 Developments of cyclonic devices in other applications: hydrocyclones in pulp & paper, in hydraulic conveying, in storm water treatment, rotary hydrocyclones
1630 Course closes

Course Manual

The course is based on the two volumes of the book by L. Svarovsky, Hydrocyclones, published in 1984 (Volume I) and 2013 (Volume II). Each participant will receive a hard-bound copy of each of the two volumes. The course software included in the manual (on a CD ROM disk) consists of the following programs (all by FPS):

Instruction in the use and application of these programs will be given during the course.

Course fee for an open course: 1250 GBP (No VAT), to include the manual, software, lunches, coffees/teas and course dinner (refer to methods of payment for details)


Course description

Hydrocyclones are now widely used in industry for separation of solid-liquid, liquid-liquid and gas-liquid suspensions, as well as solid-solid mixtures. They are well established in the following industries:

The course is designed to bring delegates up-to-date on developments in hydrocyclone technology and industrial practice. The emphasis will be on applications in fine particle (solid or liquid particulates) separation, thickening, classification or washing, with only a passing mention of the traditional mineral application of dense media separation. The lectures will incorporate the results of recent research and experience, with emphasis on:

Modern teaching methods and computer graphics will be used by the tutors in order to achieve maximum efficiency of learning in the time available.


Intended audience

The course is intended for plant operators, contractors, designers, managers or scientists from the petroleum, gas and petrochemical industries, from the chemical production, hydrometallurgy, biotechnology, waste processing or from the fertiliser, pharmaceutical, food, power generation or mineral processing industries. Aimed at engineers and scientists, the course will be of interest to anyone engaged in design, production or research and development. Previous experience in two-phase separation is helpful but not necessary. The emphasis is on practical applications and practical problems.

The course is to be given by Professor L.Svarovsky, an internationally established authority on the subject. The predecessor course on the subject has been given annually in this country since 1980 and occasionally abroad, also as an in-house course in many companies worldwide. This version is even more industrially oriented and based on Volume I and Volume II of Hydrocyclones.


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