Sand Separators


Our sand traps operate vertically and their basic use is for separating sand from the flow. As the flow enters the sand trap, it is slowed as it hits the diverter plate, which changes its direction at a sharp 90 degree angle. This allows the sand to separate from the gas and liquids. The sand will then fall to the bottom of our separator where it is held in place by different baffles before being emptied and sent down the line to our gas buster. The baffles will not only hold the sand at the bottom of the tank, but will also allow gas and liquids to move up and out while keeping the sand separate.


We offer separators in a variety of pressures all the way up to 15,000# psi maximum allowable working pressure, while being tested at one-and-a-half times the MAWP. Our most common pressures are 3,000# and 5,000# psi. While some sand traps come in different configurations, our sand traps are mounted on an “L” skid for vertical use. We have found this to be the most efficient way to ship as well as use gravity to our advantage while collecting the sand. And, of course, all of our sand traps are ASME coded and registered with the National Board.

If you have any questions about inlets, outlets, flanges or just want more information on our sand separators, please don’t hesitate to call us today!

Contact Us

Steel & Alloy Utility Products, Inc
110 Ohio Avenue
McDonald, Ohio 44437

p. (330)530-2220
f. (330)530-5081


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