It’s your reputation – specify the best. The powerful technology of centrifugal force has been harnessed by man and utilized in the field of solid-liquid separation for over a century. Designed to take full advantage of this technology, Wingert Separators are a highly efficient solid-liquid separation tool. Our pride in producing high quality process equipment for water and wastewater treatment applications is inherent in the entire line of Wingert Separators.

How Do They Work?

Systems influent passes through the Wingert Separator in a high velocity circular motion. Centrifugal force slings the particulates, sand, debris, and sludge outward to the separator wall and downward in a spiral motion. Gravitational force pulls the separated solid particles downward past the spin trap plate into the solids holding chamber. Cleansed effluent then rises through the vortex locator and returns back to the system. The Wingert Separator has no screens, slotted baffles, moving parts or filter media to cause unnecessary pressure loss or use of large volumes of backwash water. No maintenance is required, however periodic opening of the purge valve is necessary to dispose of unwanted solids. Purging can be done manually or automatically through the use of a Wingert Purge Package.


Flow rates from 8 – 13,000 GPM Model sizes ranging from 1/2″ – 20″ 150 psi at 200° F max (1055 kPa at 93° C), higher ratings available 150 lb. ANSI RF/SO flanged or National Pipe Thread, others available upon request Carbon steel or stainless steel, consult factory for other requirements No routine maintenance or parts replacement, simple periodic solids purging only Up to 80% less space required than conventional filtration equipment Selection, sizing, custom designs and systems and installation
guidance available Options:
– Space saving designs
– High temperature and pressure
– Special coatings
– Low profile (4″ – 20″ models)
– Wall mounting brackets (½” – 3″ models)
– Removable legs (½” – 3″ models)
– Clean-out (4″ x 6″ door / 2″ FNPT plug)
– Internal inspection access
– Removable purge chamber
– Automatic, manual & continuous purge packages


Wingert Separators can remove up to 98% of the particles which are 363 mesh / 40 micron, and 1.8 specific gravity or greater. Particles with less than 1.8 specific gravity and smaller than 40 microns may be removed with greater effectiveness from liquids with a specific gravity less than water.

Solid/Liquid Criteria Range

Particle Size:
> 40 micron up to 1 3/4″, consult factory for other requirements

Pressure Drop:
Minimum 4 psi with little to no fluctuations

Flow Range:
8 gpm to 13,953 gpm – higher & variable flow rates possible through manifolding

Fluid Loss:
Minimal fluid loss achieved with continuous recovery system

15 800 .0006
37 400 .0015
44 325 .0017
53 270 .0021
62 230 .0024
74 200 .0029
88 170 .0035
105 140 .0041
125 120 .0049
NOTE: Lower limit for naked eye = 40 microns

SPECIFIC GRAVITY REFERENCE: Aluminum (2.7), Antimony (6.6), Barium (3.7), Bismuth (9.7), Boron (2.5), Brass (9 .0), Cadmium (8.6), Carbon-Amorphous (1.8 – 1.9), Coal-Anthrocite (1.3 – 1.9), Copper (8.9), Glass-Crystal (3.0), Gold (19.3), Granite (2.5 – 3.0), Gypsum (2.4), Iron (7.9), Lead (11.4), Limestone-CaCO3 (2.8), Manganese (7.3), Molybdenum (10.2) Nickel (8.9), Platinum (21.4), Sand-Quartz (2.6 – 2.8), Sandstone (2.3), Silver (10.5), Soapstone (2.7), Steel (7.8), Tantalum (16.6), Tellurium (6.25), Tin Ore (7.1), Titanium (4.5), Tungsten (19.1), Vanadium (5.8), Zinc (7.1)

Separator Model Selection

Solid-liquid separation efficiency depends on velocity. When sizing a Wingert Separator, be sure to use the application flow rate chart.

Flow rates and pressure differential data developed at an independent testing facility on a gravimetric flow stand, traceable to The National Institute of Standards and Technology (N.I.S.T.), USA.