Salter Cyclones

Salter Cyclones Ltd specialises in the removal of fine solids with Hydrocyclones and Multi-Gravity Separators. The equipment and technologies are all based on achieving powerful and precise separations in practical, operator friendly and economic systems. Assemblies have been specifically designed to be very compact, reliable, robust and easily maintained.

Typical wet processing applications include:-hydroclones.jpg

  • Classification
  • Desanding
  • Degritting
  • Desliming
  • Thickening
  • Dewatering
  • Solids Removal

The company is based in Cheltenham, near exit 11 on the M5 and just over an hour’s drive from Bristol and Birmingham airports and one and a half hours from Heathrow. Personnel have over 150 years of collective worldwide experience gained with Richard Mozley Ltd.

Salter Cyclones has excellent test facilities and offers full performance verification services carried out under actual process conditions. Test equipment is also available for hire on a monthly basis.

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Salter Cyclones are pleased to team up with Atlantic Pumps who are well known for their comprehensive range of pumps and products to treat highly abrasive fluids.

By incorporating Atlantic Pumps experience and capabilities in designing and fabricating pump and treatment systems, Salter Cyclones are able to offer customers package solutions for a wide range of fine separation applications across the mining and minerals. Spare parts and technical back-up will be provided by Salter Cyclones and Atlantic Pumps, giving the customer the additional assurance of a total package system.

We supplied 1" and 2" Hydrocyclones for the British Lithium pilot plant for both dewatering and desliming duties. The pilot plant is producing battery grade lithium carbonate from Cornish granites.

A SCTR2 complete with a full range of Hydrocyclones, up to and including 5 inch, has recently been sent to a Ugandan Government Mining Laboratory. Additionally this year we have supplied two, SCTR1 test rigs, a Laboratory Mineral Separator and a SCMG1 Multi-Gravity Separator to the UK and USA.

Three in-line packages, each with four 2 inch Hydrocyclones and collection vessel all on a stand,  which were sent to Italy, this summer, have now been commissioned by the client.

A longstanding client operating in China wanted to upgrade the 2 inch equipment supplied by us in 2012 and we have just despatched a 30 way 2 inch Mushroom Assembly

Two 14 way 10 inch radials, one 5 way 10 inch radial and one 10 way 3 inch radial despatched to the Philippines for desliming duty have been in full operation for the last two years.

Salter Cyclones commissioned an SCMG2 Multi-Gravity Separator in Turkey. This machine is in addition to one supplied in 2006 which has been successfully producing a saleable grade of chromite from tailings for over 11 years.

Two radials each of 5, 80 way 2 inch Salter Cyclone Hydrocyclone Mushroom Assemblies have been despatched to Peru for desliming tin tailings are fully operational.

Case Studies

The SCMG3, our large scale Multi-Gravity Separator, was supplied to a client with high tailing volumes who wanted to improve recovery of fine grained chromite.


A client in the power industry has had problems with blinding of filters when they have had peak suspended solids for short periods. Two inch Hydrocyclones are being installed to protect the downstream plant.


One inch and three inch Hydrocyclones have been supplied for the removal of solids carryover associated with sludge and resin retrieval systems.