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Centrifugal Sand Separators

Remove contaminants to minimize required maintenance and increase efficiency

Rain Bird IMS Series Centrifugal Sand SeparatorsPumping water from wells or other sources with excessive amounts of sand, silt, or other abrasive grit particles can lead to the premature degradation of components. Rain Bird Centrifugal Sand Separators are designed to separate abrasive particles before they can enter a system, keeping equipment clean and clear of debris, which minimizes the amount of maintenance required and increases operational efficiency. These filters are designed and manufactured in the USA to exacting standards, providing many years of optimal performance.

Rain Bird centrifugal separators are designed for easy installation, minimal maintenance, and reliable operation. The separator removes sand and particles that are heavier than water (materials with a specific gravity of 2 or greater) before these particles can damage your system. Liquids and solids enter the unit and begin traveling in a circular flow. This centrifugal action throws heavier particulates towards the filter walls and eventually downward in a spiral motion to the separation chamber. The particulates collect in the separation chamber and are purged manually from the system. The filtered water is then drawn to the separator’s vortex and through the outlet.

An optional automatic purge controller and valve can be used on all applications to automate the purge process, which eliminates the need for manual flushing. Small vertical design separators may be wall mounted or supported by the system piping.


  • No moving parts
  • 150 PSI carbon steel construction with threaded or flanged inlet/outlet connections
  • Polyester powder coated for long service life
  • Units available in ASME code or non-code construction (ASME code construction optional)
  • Capacities of 4 to 8300 gpm.
  • Simple installation (no electrical required)
  • Efficient pre-filter to reduce sand load on downstream components.
  • Cost effective
  • Stainless steel quoted upon request

Available Options

  • Automatic Purge Package - includes Rain Bird Controller and Electric Globe Valve
  • Manual Purge Package - includes Manual Ball Valve
  • Wall Mounting Brackets
  • Support Stand with Legs

How it Works

 

Dimensions

Model Number   Flow* US GPM   Flow m3/Hour   Inlet / Outlet Line Size (in)   Length
(in)  
Length
(cm)  
Weight Lbs.    Max. Particle Size
(in)  
Flush Valve Size (in)  
 Vertical Separators      
 IMS-R5V    4 -10    0.9 - 2.3    0.5    20    50.8    13    0.625    1  
 IMS-R7V    10 - 20    2.3 - 4.6    0.75    20    50.8    15    0.375    1  
 IMS-R10V    18 - 38    4 - 8.7    1    30.5    77.5    26    0.5    1  
 IMS-R12V    26 - 52    6 - 12    1.25    30.5    77.5    26    0.5    1  
 IMS-R15V    38 - 79    8.7 - 18    1.5    30.5    77.5    26    0.5    1  
 IMS-R20V    63 - 120    14.5 - 27.6    2    36    91.4    44    0.5    2  
 IMS-R25V    100 - 180    23 - 41.4    2.5    44    111.8    55    0.5    2  
 IMS-R30V    125 - 260    28.8 - 59.8    3    48    121.9    75    0.5    2  
 IMS-R40V    190 - 345    43.7 - 79.4    4    52    132.1    120    0.5    2  
 Angled Separators  
 IMS-R40LA    200 - 525    46 - 120    4    80    221    280    1.5    2  
 IMS-R60LA    365 - 960    84 - 220    6    106.25    293.4    493    1.5    2  
 IMS-R80LA    800 - 1600    184 - 369    8    114    316.9    722    1.5    2  
 IMS-R100LA    1300 - 2300    299 - 529    10    123.5    342.9    840    1.5    2  
 IMS-R120LA    2025 - 3400    465 - 782    12    139    396.2    1400    1.5    2  
 IMS-R140LA    2975 - 5000    684 - 1150    14    148    424.2    1550    2    2  
 IMS-R160LA    4000 - 6200    920 - 1426    16    160    462.3    1850    2    2  
 IMS-R180LA    5100 - 8300    1173 - 1909    18    177    462.3    2400    2    3