In the world of fluid dynamics, achieving optimal flow efficiency is crucial. Flow Optimizer introduces an innovative solution with their Vaned Elbows and Spools. These cutting-edge products are designed to enhance flow efficiency, reduce pressure drops, and minimize energy consumption in various industrial applications.

Key Benefits of Vaned Elbows and Spools

  1. Improved Flow Efficiency: The vanes inside the elbows and spools guide the flow smoothly, reducing turbulence and ensuring a more laminar flow. This leads to significant energy savings and better system performance.
  2. Reduced Pressure Drops: Traditional elbows and spools often cause substantial pressure losses. Flow Optimizer’s vaned designs minimize these drops, maintaining higher pressures throughout the system.
  3. Versatility in Applications: Suitable for a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, chemical processing, and water treatment, these vaned elbows and spools are versatile and reliable.
  4. Durability and Reliability: Made from high-quality materials, these components are built to withstand harsh operating conditions, ensuring long-term reliability and minimal maintenance requirements.
Vaned Elbows

Problem: Excessive Noise, Vibration, and/or Wear

Usually, a result poor pump suction piping not in accordance with good practice, or designed in accordance with ANSI/HI 9.6.6

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Hydraulic Modeling

A scaled model is built to simulate and correct existing problems in the pumps intake piping.

Modeling is a fraction of the design and construction cost…where fixing problems after construction is completed may be 10 x the cost of a physical model. Flow Optimizers simply manufactures pump inlet flow conditioners and we strongly recommend Hydraulic Modeling by one of the major laboratories including Clemson Engineering Hydraulics, Alden Research Laboratory, Northwest Hydraulic Consultants, Utah Water Research Laboratory , or the IIHR – Hydrosciance & Enginineering (University of Iowa).

Benefits of Modeling include:

  • Maximize pump performance
  • Minimize maintenance and associated costs
  • Maximize life of the pumping equipment
  • Provides assurance of performance

Reducing Elbows

Reducing Elbows with a 2 diameter reduction have been proven to be the most effective way to condition the flow prior to the pumps suction.

Short vs. Long Radius Elbows

Short Radius help but the Long Radius Elbows further help to straighten & smooth the flow as it enters into the pumps suction nozzle.


Vaned Spools

These 24-inch diameter spools are designed to be installed at a sewage treatment plant and utilizes angled vanes to resist clogging.

Also, please see the use of “Van Stone” type flanges to ease in installation since these specially designed flanges rotate to match-up to existing mating flanges.

Why Choose Flow Optimizer?

Flow Optimizer is dedicated to providing innovative solutions that enhance the efficiency and performance of fluid systems. Their vaned elbows and spools are a testament to their commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. By incorporating these components into your pipeline system, you can achieve significant improvements in performance and cost savings.

Explore the potential of Flow Optimizer’s Vaned Elbows and Spools and take your fluid systems to the next level of efficiency.

Contact Flow Optimizer Today!

For more information about Vaned Elbows and Spools and how they can benefit your operations, visit Flow Optimizer or contact their expert team.