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Title:
AN INLET MODULE FOR A SEPARATOR, A SEPARATOR AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SEPARATOR
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2021/165423
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
There is described an inlet module (6) for a separator (2), the separator comprising a chamber (4) defined by a chamber wall (10) having a chamber wall opening (16), the inlet module (6) comprising an attachment portion (27) and a projecting portion (29) extending from the attachment portion, wherein the attachment portion is configured to be coupled to the chamber wall (10) and comprises an inlet for receiving into the inlet module liquid passing through the chamber wall opening, wherein the projecting portion comprises an outlet directed such that the liquid exits the inlet module and creates a circulating flow within the chamber about a central axis of the chamber, wherein the projecting portion is offset from the attachment portion such that a gap is formed between the projecting portion and the chamber wall through which the circulating flow can pass, wherein the projecting portion comprises a first wall (60) defining the gap, a second wall (62) opposing the first wall, a first side wall (64) connecting the first and second walls at a first side of the inlet module and a second side wall (66) opposing the first side wall and connecting the first and second walls at a second side of the inlet module, and wherein the second side wall is continuous and the first side wall defines the outlet (42, 43) such that the outlet is directed tangentially with respect to the central axis and such that the liquid exits the inlet module in a tangential direction with respect to the central axis. There is also described a method of manufacturing a separator, the method comprising: obtaining an inlet module from a range of inlet modules; obtaining a further inlet module from the range of inlet modules; removing a distal end of the projecting portion of the further inlet module so as to form an outlet module; and coupling the inlet module and the outlet module to the chamber wall so as to form a separator.

Inventors:
JARMAN DANIEL STUART (GB)
BOWDITCH MARK RICHARD (GB)
WALSH PHILIP (GB)
Application Number:
PCT/EP2021/054070
Publication Date:
November 04, 2021
Filing Date:
February 18, 2021
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Assignee:
HYDRO INT LTD (GB)
International Classes:
E03F5/10
Foreign References:
US20060043010A12006-03-02
US20150048014A12015-02-19
FR2672913A11992-08-21
US8771505B22014-07-08
US20100243553A12010-09-30
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
HASELTINE LAKE KEMPNER LLP (GB)
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