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This Month’s Focus: Pneumatic Conveying

Pneumatic conveying line design criteria

Columnist Jack Hilbert looks at pneumatic conveying line design and explains how a variety of factors affect material flow in dilute-, two-, and dense-phase conveying.

Company sticks with a proven pneumatic conveying solution

LMI Custom Mixing, a rubber compound manufacturer, began operations nearly 20 years ago and installed two pneumatic conveying systems. The company expanded in 2016 and went back to the same supplier for additional pneumatic conveying solutions.

Finding a vacuum conveying system for your material

When choosing a new vacuum conveying system, knowing that the system will convey material without problems is crucial to keeping production on track and producing a quality product. Volkmann’s test center helps clients do just that.

Suppliers’ Tips

What are signs that the rotary valve feeding our pneumatic conveying system is wearing?

General Features

Preventing moisture problems in your dust collector

Moisture can be very disruptive to a dust collection system. Dust collector filter media tends to become plugged with material when wet, particularly if the dust is hygroscopic and absorbs water.

Show Preview: IAOM Conference & Expo

Check out the 2017 International Association of Operative Millers’ Conference & Expo, which will be held April 10-14 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.

April Content

Advantages of circular fluid-bed dryers

Consistency a key to food safety when drying almonds

Using residence time distributions to understand continuous powder blenders

Storage vessel tips

Issue Focuses

January: Mixing & Blending

February: Screening & Classifying

March: Pneumatic Conveying

April: Drying

May: Bagging & Packaging

June: Size Reduction

July: Mechanical Conveying

August: Annual Reference & Buyer’s Resource

September: Weighing & Batching

October: Dust Collection

November: Storage; and the Annual Guide to the Powder & Bulk Market

December: Feeders

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2017
Focus
Special Sections
January
Mixing & Blending
Bulk Bags & Equipment
February
Screening & Classifying
1. Explosion Protection
2. Air Pollution Control (APC)
March
Pneumatic Conveying
Bin Level Indicators
April
Drying
Bin Dischargers
May
Bagging & Packaging
Rotary Airlocks
June
Size Reduction
1. Monitors
2. Air Pollution Control (APC)
July
Mechanical Conveying
1. Filter Media
2. Vacuum Cleaning     Equipment
August
Annual Reference & Buyer’s Resource
September
Weighing & Batching
Flow Aids
October
Dust Collection
Valves
November
Storage
Crushers
Annual Guide to the Powder & Bulk Market
December
Feeders
1. Contamination Detectors &     Separators
2. Air Pollution Control (APC)
Buyers Guide
Annual Guide to the Powder & Bulk Market