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Wire mesh droplet separator is used in petroleum refining, petrochemical, gas chemistry, synthetic chemistry, salt and sugar manufacturing and other chemical industries. It is designed to separate water droplets from liquids or gases of varying temperatures by using a grid system of fine wire mesh. When the filter mesh is placed in the path of a liquid or gas flow, the droplets become trapped and only the liquid or gas passes through.

For example, in the petroleum refining industry, it is used to separate water from hydrocarbon liquids like fuels and crude oil. This separation allows for greater efficiency in refining processes as unnecessary water can be removed. In the petrochemical industry, the separator facilitates the process of separating different elements contained in raw materials. It can also be used to remove any water that forms in the early stages of chemical reactions.

Wire mesh droplet separator is also used in gas chemistry and salt and sugar manufacturing. In these industries, the separator helps to remove water from a chemical solution, as well as organic compounds and other suspended particles, thereby improving chemical purity. Furthermore, it can be used in synthetic chemical processing to improve gas and liquid separation and enhance the yield during the extraction process.

Wire Mesh Drop Separator - Structure and Material:

Mesh drop separators make complete solutions (case with droplet / wire mesh) with specially designed supports and/or cover grids supplied to support the mesh pads. The droplet separator can be a custom designed enclosure constructed for the corresponding process data designed. This design can make the free inflow area reaching approximately 90 %.

Knit Wire mesh is used as a droplet removing elements in gas streams, as oil mist separators, air filters, insulation mats or coalescence separator for phase separation of immiscible liquids.

Wire mesh droplet eliminators (demisters) are made of fine wires with different wire diameters generally ranging between 0.1 mm and 0.5 mm.

It is designed to clean exhaust air streams to erosion, sediment and product contamination.

Major parameters for the design of a drop separator:

Parameters be considered when design:
Flow rate in m³/h; m³/h; kg/h
Operating pressure in bar
Operating Temperature in C°
Initial flow direction (vertical or horizontal)
Droplet size in microns

Important Data Sheet (Two Parts: Process Data and Mechanical Data) Provided for Demister Droplet separator:

The demister separator working process description: A mixed fluid (Crude+Water+Gas) enters to the vessel in order to separate the gas from the liquids. The gas leaving this vessel goes to the compressor. It is required to catch all the liquids going to the compressor with the using of designed drop separator.

VAPOR OR GAS: Fluid: Gas
Major Operating data:
Flow rate at operating conditions lb/h
Molecular Weight
Density at operating conditions lb/ft³
Dissolved Solids
Suspended Solids

Entrained Liquid: Crude plus water
Surface Tension
Density at operating conditions
Viscosity at operating conditions
Entrained Liquid Aprox. Amount

For the demisters or drop separators:
Desired collection efficiency;
Retained particle size;
Types of Mist Eliminator;
Maximum allowable pressure drop across elements, in psi
Calculated pressure drop across elements, in psi

Material: stainless steel or other material
Superior and Inferior grids material
Corrosion Allowance
Active area
Size: Diameter x Height
Mist Eliminator Installation method
Available Space in the Vessel

When installing the wire mesh separators, the eliminator pad must fit tightly to the wall of the column to prevent any gas leaking through.