Pneumatic Conveying Capabilities for Product Flow Rate, Distance, Materials and Systems

Pneumatic Conveying

Pneumatic Conveying Capabilities for Product Flow Rate, Distance, Materials and Systems

Pneumatic conveying systems are basically quite simple and are eminently suitable for the transport of powdered and granular materials in factory, site and plant situations. The requirements are a source of compressed gas, usually air, a pipeline feeding device, a conveying pipeline and a receiver to disengage the conveyed material and carrier gas. The system is totally enclosed, and if it is re-quired, can operate entirely without moving parts coming into contact with the conveyed material.
(ed. WoMaMarcel - 29/7/2014)
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Pneumatic conveying systems are particularly versatile. A very wide range of materials can be handled and they are totally enclosed by the system and pipeline. This means that potentially hazardous materials can be conveyed quite safely. There is minimal risk of dust generation and so these systems generally meet the requirements of any local Health and Safety legislation with little or no difficulty. With a suitable choice and arrangement of equipment, materials can be conveyed from a hopper or silo in one location to another location some distance away. Considerable flexibility in both plant layout and operation are possible, such that multiple point feeding can be made into a common line, and a single line can be discharged into a number of receiving hoppers. With vacuum systems, materials can be picked up from open storage or stockpiles, and they are ideal for clearing dust accumulations and spillages. Pipelines can run horizontally, as well as vertically up and down, and with bends in the pipeline any combination of orientations can be accommodated in a single pipeline run. Conveying materials vertically up or vertically down presents no more of a problem that conveying horizontally. Material flow rates can be controlled easily and monitored to continuously check input and output, and most systems can be arranged for complete automatic operation.
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