Parnaby Hydrosizers are part of a range of equipment for processing particles smaller than 1mm. Also commonly referred to as upward flow classifiers, Parnaby hydrosizers provide a solution to awkward tasks where materials are of similar size and density, requiring very specialist treatment.
Originally designed for coal preparation, they can also be utilised in many applications involving the separation of fine materials, such as in trommel fines or lignite removal.
The balance of the upward flow and settlement bed can be monitored to ensure optimal removal of the light fraction.
A hydrosizer is a type of upward flow classifier used in the mining and sand and aggregate industries to separate materials based on their density, size, and shape. It is a piece of equipment that processes particles smaller than 1mm and is specifically designed to handle materials that are of similar size and density, requiring specialist treatment.
A hydrosizer works by using water to separate materials based on their density. The equipment operates by introducing a slurry of the feed material and water into a tank or vessel, which contains a set of inclined plates that create a rising current. As the water flows upwards, the materials with a higher density will sink and the lighter materials will rise, resulting in a separation of the materials. The separated materials can then be collected at different points within the vessel.
Hydrosizers offer several advantages in the mining and sand and aggregate industries. They can handle a wide range of feed materials and can efficiently separate materials with a similar size and density. They are also relatively simple to operate and require minimal maintenance. Hydrosizers are highly effective in producing high-quality products, with a high degree of accuracy and consistency.
Hydrosizers are capable of processing a wide range of materials, including minerals, sands, and aggregates. They can handle materials with a size range of less than 1mm and are specifically designed to handle materials that are of similar size and density.
Yes, hydrosizers are suitable for both small and large-scale mining operations. They can be scaled up or down depending on the requirements of the operation and can handle large volumes of feed material. With their efficiency and accuracy, hydrosizers are often used in large-scale operations to produce high-quality products at a lower cost.
Choosing the right hydrosizer for your operation will depend on several factors, including the size and density of the materials to be processed, the required throughput, and the available space and budget. It is recommended to consult with a specialist in hydrosizers to determine the most suitable equipment for your specific operation. Parnaby, for example, offers a range of hydrosizers and can assist with selecting the most appropriate one for your operation.
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