5 Facts to Know about Pneumatic Conveying of Solids

Conveying solids from one place to another place is not an easy task. The goal in all of the applications is to transfer the solid in an efficient manner safely. We can transfer it using various conveying equipment like mechanical or pneumatic. Today we will discuss 5 important facts about pneumatic conveying of solids.

1. What is Pneumatic Conveying System?

It is a technology that allows solids to get transferred in a closed system safely. It provides a vacuum and pressure to convey solids. Usually solids are transported from a source location to destination location in a controlled and efficient way.

2. Difference between pneumatic conveying and mechanical conveying?

Pneumatic conveying is advantageous than mechanical conveying in many ways. For e.g. a pneumatic conveyor system has a simple design unlike a mechanical conveying system. It is more flexible and we can integrate the system into an existing process. A pneumatic conveyor occupies less space and is a closed system with fewer moving parts.

3. What are the types of pneumatic conveying systems?

Pneumatic conveying systems are classified in two general categories. They are,

  1. Dilute Phase Conveying

It is used when material needs to be conveyed at higher velocity. It consumes large amounts of energy and abrasive particles are not recommended to convey in this way.

  1. Dense Phase Conveying

It is used when material needs to be conveyed at lower velocity. It consumes relatively small amounts of energy.

4. How to select a pneumatic conveying system?

You can either select dilute phase or dense phase according to your application. You need to measure your requirements like material properties, pipeline bore, conveying distance, pressure available, conveying air velocity, transfer capacity, transfer rate etc.

5. How will I know if pneumatic conveying suits my product?

Any materials with a good range of flow characteristics will be handled very well by Pneumatic conveying systems. These materials include minerals, food products, various chemicals, plastic pellets, sand, cement, flour etc. Here remember that sticky materials are difficult to transfer via pneumatic conveyors.

So now if you are looking to improve the way you convey materials by installing pneumatic conveyors at your workplace, simply visit our website at www.trimechindia.com and contact us for further details.

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