1991-02-01

Test Procedure for Dense Particle Separator 910927

At the 26th Annual Aerospace/Airline Plating and Metal Finishing Forum last year in Tulsa, SAE Technical Paper Series #900970, NEW TECHNOLOGY NOW -- DENSE PARTICLE SEPARATOR FOR DRY PAINT STRIPPING, was included as a handout in the technical paper package. Some early evaluations of plastic media resulted in adverse test data conclusions due to contaminated media and uncontrolled blast parameters. Tests rerun with clean media confirmed the existence of acceptable test data. Existing equipment was not adequate for separation of dense non-magnetic particles like sand. Thus, PAULI & GRIFFIN COMPANY developed a high-volume dense particle separator. Test data showed that the Dense Particle Separator (DPS) was capable of removing 90% of the heavy particles from any used 1.5 specific gravity media and 98% from any 1.2 specific gravity media.

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