Halcyon Assembly™

Halcyon Assembly™ Vortex Inhibitor & Plates

In fluid mechanics, a vortex is a turbulent flow that must be controlled to prevent machine failure and damage to other rotating parts and structures. A vortex is a region formed in a fluid when the fluid’s flow rotates around an axis line (either straight or curved) and the fluid flows in a swirling motion at a high velocity. It is something similar to tornadoes or whirlpools created by fast moving winds or an airplane’s wing. Halcyon Assembly™ units or plates help to decrease the speed of a fast-moving fluid and smooth it into a laminar flow instead of a turbulent flow, thus reducing wear and tear. These plates also help prevent cavitation (small liquid-free zones such as bubbles or voids) in the fluid. Cavitation can create dents, shock waves and imbalance in the moving parts. Once cavitation affects the surface it tends to erode at an accelerating rate. This makes the surface prone to stress corrosion.


What does Halcyon Assembly™ mean?

Halcyon Assembly™ is a special component installed in the suction line of surge or break tanks to control the turbulence in a flowing fluid. These units or plates are simple in design and very effectively control the velocity of the fluid thus preventing cavitation in the fluid. They are a necessary tank and system component for all National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 22) fire tanks and fire suppression systems.


Climate Tanks™ Halcyon Assembly™ vortex inhibitors & plates

Halcyon Assembly™ Size Chart

Halcyon Assembly™ Data Sheet