Design criteria — Selecting rotary valves and pressure vessels for a pressure system
Building on the information presented in his first and second series of columns, Paul E. Solt -- a private consultant with more than 37 years experience installing and troubleshooting pneumatic conveying systems -- presents a third series of columns discussing design criteria for a pneumatic conveying system. In a new section premiering with this month's column, Solt also answers your pneumatic conveying questions.
In this fourth column, we'll take a detailed look at rotary valves [used as rotary feeders, airlocks, and feeder-airlocks] and pressure vessels. The information focuses on pressure pneumatic conveying.