Bulk Solids Handling & Processing Innovations
Pneumatic conveying provides a cost-effective way to handle and transfer powdered and bulk granular materials easily with very little loss. It is suitable for a range of process industries such as; Food and Beverage, Pet Food, Chemicals and Detergents, Renewables and Specialist Materials.
Pneumatic conveying can be separated into two categories, lean phase and dense phase.
Lean phase: Lean phase conveying is the most common conveying method for powders or granules and can generally be split into two further categories:
Dense Phase: Dense phase, where conveying gas velocities are typically in the range 6-18 m/s and conveying pressures are above 1 barg. At higher conveying velocities, the material particles can still be substantially in suspension, however, at the lower velocities, the material will be predominantly in contact with the conveying pipe and will move in waves or plugs. This type of conveying is more commonly used to convey materials over longer distances and at higher throughputs, where the limitations of air movement devices such as Fans and Roots Blowers become prohibitive. This method is also commonly used to convey fragile or abrasive materials at low velocities in order to minimise either material damage or system damage. Typical air movement devices for this type of conveying would be a compressor of liquid ring pump.
Material introduction point, piping, a receiving point, and a gas flow movement device.
We have explained a few of the variables that make scoping, designing and installing a pneumatic conveying system so complex. Mistakes can be incredibly costly both at the outset and further down the line. To avoid this, call WBL Engineering Ltd to discuss how we can design a system that works not only for your process but also for your budget.
If you would like more information on pneumatic conveying systems, please do not hesitate to contact WBL on 0161 7060321 and we’d be happy to discuss your requirements.
Pneumatic Conveying and Bulk Materials Handling Systems Specialists
With over 75 years combined engineering experience, WBL are at the forefront of innovative powder/bulk solids processing equipment and system design. With a wealth of expertise across a diverse range of process industries, WBL are dedicated to delivering the highest quality ...
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