Multiclone separators consist of a number of small-diameter uniflow tube cyclones, operating in and having a common gas inlet and outlet, and operate on the same principle of a single uniflow cyclone.
Uniflow cyclones for the separation of particles from gases have solids and gas passing through them in only one direction. At the pipe entrance a rotational flow is generated by curved blades.
Subsequently the particles are moved towards the pipe wall due to the centrifugal force. At the end of the separation chamber the particles are discharged through an opening in the wall.
The clean gas leaves the separator through a central gas outlet pipe.
It can be used in applications which require a reduction in particulate or used as a pre-cleaner to lighten the dust load on a secondary collector.