Residential and Irrigation Sand Separators
Since 1972, LAKOS centrifugal separator technology has solved customers’ complex water filtration problems using innovative and reliable solutions. Centrifugal separators work by inducing water tangentially into a separation barrel creating a vortex-like action. The rapid spinning action created causes the heavier particles to separate to the outer portion of the barrel while gravity simultaneously pushes the particles downward. The separated liquid flows through the center of the vortex where the pressure is low, and out the outlet free of solids, continuing to downstream equipment. The sand collected accumulates in the bottom of the separation barrel where it is periodically purged from the separator.
LAKOS’ centrifugal sand separators remove up to 98% of solids 74 microns (200 mesh) and larger in a single pass. Centrifugal separators are maintenance free in their design only requiring a periodic purge that can be automated with an AccuPurge Valve.
The easiest way to test if a LAKOS Separator will work for your application is to try our Three Minute Settling Test. In most cases, particles that can settle within 3-4 minutes are heavy enough for LAKOS Separators centrifugal action to separate those solids from a given liquid.