Pneumatic conveying system types — vacuum, pressure, and combination
Building on the information presented in his first series of columns, Paul E. Solt -- a private consultant with more than 35 years experience in installing and troubleshooting 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 first column of the second series, we'll discuss types of pneumatic conveying systems. The types include vacuum, pressure, and combination vacuum-pressure systems. To help you understand what each system includes and how complicated systems of each type are designed, we'll discuss each system's design, advantages, and disadvantages.