Dilute- and dense-phase pneumatic conveying system basics
Building on the information presented in his fist series of columns, Paul E. Solt -- a private consultant with more than 35 years experience in installing and trouble shooting pneumatic conveying systems -- presents a second series of columns discussing pneumatic conveying basics and how to apply them when designing a pneumatic conveying system.
In this second column, we'll discuss dilute- and dense-phase pneumatic conveying systems. A dilute-phase system is commonly called a stream flow system; a dense-phase system can be one of several types. To help you understand how each system works, this column describes and illustrates each system and provides a table comparing each system's typical performance under various operating conditions.