We all know that the vortex tunnel is the most commonly used equipment for separating thermal breakers. Compared with other equipment, it is simple to operate and has better separation effect. Hot wort will be pumped into the vortex tank along the tangential vortex inlet, creating a vortex flow. Under the action of gravity and centripetal force, the hot fractions are deposited in the bottom center of the vortex tank.
A whirlpool is a cylindrical vessel with a flat bottom and an outlet gradient of about 1%. The tangential inlet is mostly located at 1/3 of the height of the tank. Sometimes there can be two inlets in order to get a better whirlpool effect.
Generally there will be 2-3 outlets, the upper outlet is located at 1/2-1/3 of the liquid height; the main outlet is located near 1/10; the lower outlet is located at the bottom of the tank. When opening the valve, attention should be paid to the flow rate. The faster the flow rate is, the more likely it is to break the sediment.
The ratio of wort liquid surface to tank diameter is mostly 1:2~3.
The tank should be completely unobstructed without any other additional devices, such as cooling coils, stairs or internal protruding manholes.