calming baffel scheme

Calming baffle is a particular kind of perforated plate commonly used to prevent and elimnate flow turbolences inside the treatment plants and to introduce the two phases liquid flow into the settling compartment with laminar flow regime as in the picture above.

The calming process of the flow rate is very useful because it allow to obtain the best performances from the parallel plate pack located after the calming baffle because, when the liquid flow enters with regular distribution and velocity, the separation process can start from immediately. Without the use of a calming baffle the liquid distribution can be very chaotic and the performance of the plate pack decrease a lot.

In some particular case is possible to use a Double Calming Baffle usually made by two different calming baffles in serie. This configuration allows to increase a lot the calming effect on the flow rate but, on the other side, requires more space and it's more expensive.

calming baffle 1
calming baffle 2
calming baffle 3
Two samples in our workshop and a rendering of 3 different models of calming baffle