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Selecting a flapper blade or plug diverter valve for your pneumatic conveying system

Diverter valves can help you cost-effectively deliver material from one pickup point in your pneumatic conveying system to multiple destinations. Two commonly used diverter valves are the flapper blade and plug types. Read this article for information about the components and operation of both valves and for tips on choosing a diverter valve for your application.

Pneumatically conveying dry bulk materials often requires delivery to several destinations, such as pneumatic receivers, tanks, or hoppers. Installing diverter valves in the conveying line is a common method for diverting material flow from one pickup point to multiple destinations, thereby eliminating the cost of installing a pickup point for each destination.

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