Calculation of Wheat Requirements

Calculation of Wheat Requirements
In a food production company in Hongkong, different types of baked goods like bread or biscuits are produced.

In the plant, wheat is transported from a main silo to smaller production containers for further processing.

The material is transported to the rotary valve by means of a pneumatic conveying line (DN 100) into the container.

The objective of our customer was to obtain detailed information about the material flow in the conveying pipe between the main wheat silo and the smaller production container.

Process data

Customer: Food producer (Hongkong)
Material: Wheat
Quantity: 5 t/h
Installation: Pneumatic conveying line after rotary valve
Function: Measurement of actual wheat consumption
SolidFlow 2.0 – Application
SolidFlow 2.0 – Application


For monitoring and measuring the actual wheat consumption, two SolidFlow 2.0 sensors have been installed. The SolidFlow 2.0 continuously measures solid quantities up to 20 t/h in free fall or in pneumatics.

In this application, the sensors are installed directly in the pneumatic conveying line from the main silo to production containers. This allows the quantity to be determined and monitored on-line in the process.

The commissioning of the sensors was carried out at night, in order to avoid failures in the daily business.

Customer benefit

  • Calculation of wheat requirements
  • Daily consumption can be calculated in detail
  • Non-intrusive installation
This article is published by

ENVEA Process GmbH specializes in measuring systems for bulk material and solids: Measurement of mass flow, moisture, dust and velocity as well as level ...

ENVEA Process GmbH