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Publication Date: 11/2004
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How to save compressed air while running your bin aerator

Here are some simple ways to save valuable compressed air when operating your bin or silo aerator.

An aerator (also called a fluidizer) is a common bulk solids flow aid, available in various designs, for promoting complete discharge from a bin or silo. Multiple aerators are typically installed through the wall of a vessel’s hopper section and linked to a compressed-air supply. By sending a short burst of compressed air into the hopper section and directing the airflow along the wall, the aerator loosens compacted material and promotes its flow from the vessel. With some aerators, each compressed-air burst also gently vibrates the hopper wall to maintain flow.

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