Wet classification when using hydrocyclones uses separation by centrifugal force covering a size (mass) range of 100-10 microns. High mass particles closer to the outer wall report to the underflow, and lower mass particles closer to the center report to the overflow.
Metso MHC™ Series hydrocyclones patent-pending design represents the next generation of hydrocyclones. Equipped with world-class technology and several innovative features, the new range of hydrocyclones offers significant product advantages in comparison to other hydrocyclones. MHC™ Series hydrocyclones are built to provide a solution to diverse needs, a balanced grinding circuit and overall plant performance. Why choose Metso MHC™ Series hydrocyclones for your beneficiation processing or tailings management?
The MHC™ Series hydrocyclones inlet head design was developed in coordination with Metso's simulation and modeling scientists using the latest CFD-DEM software available. The inlet head design allows for smoother flow of material into the hydrocyclone for increased unit capacity.
Increased unit capacity combined with minimal turbulence creates a higher throughput wet classification process.
The next generation design of the MHC™ Series hydrocyclones drive maximum uptime along with decreasing operational costs (OPEX). The MHC™ Series hydrocyclone's industry leading flow rate creates an optimal flow even with given pressure drops. Wear resistant liners are also incorporated for an increased uptime and extended the lifecycle of the parts overall.
With the single component conical section, Metso's MHC™ Series hydrocyclone provides an ease of maintenance reducing downtime. The liner changes out are quick, safe and easy due to the simple design and limited number of parts. Simplicity of the hydrocyclone brings increased uptime and reduced costs.
Exceptional separation efficiency
The MHC™ Series hydrocyclones provide accurate and efficient separation of particles by size (mass). Radical manifolds accurately distribute the feed and collect the underflow and overflow from multiple hydrocyclones operating in parallel. Wear-resistant linings are incorporated into the feed distributor producing minimal turbulence for the underflow and overflow launders. The unique conical geometry provides a smooth acceleration of particles to promote a sharp particle separation for a lower cost.
Special attention is paid toward safe access for monitoring, sampling and maintaining the MHC™ Series hydrocyclones and manifold components.
Metso's MHC™ hydrocyclones fit into various applications and fulfills diverse needs. Specific applications where the MHC™ Series performs best are grinding circuit classification, and anywhere from primary to fine grinding for a full range of minerals.
The broad product offering of hydrocyclone sizes bring increased efficiency and profitability. Each model from Metso's MHC™ Series hydrocyclones offering has a range of vortex finder and apex inserts to fine tune wet classification performance.