Magnetic separators for protection of process equipment
Tramp iron can cause many problems in the process stream, the most serious being damage to equipment and subsequent loss of production. Magnetic separators provide a simple and economical means to remove tramp iron before it can damage important and expensive equipment. This article tells you how to choose a magnetic separator and where to place it in the process stream. It will also discuss the different types of magnetic separators and their applications.
Many plant engineers have been faced with an unexpected shutdown caused by tramp iron getting into material handling and process equipment. Tramp iron causes physical damage to all kinds of processing equipment -- broken crushers and ripped conveyor belts are among the most common problems. In addition, sparks caused by tramp iron contained in process equipment can be extremely hazardous when handling grain or other explosive materials.