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Pneumatic Points to Ponder
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Publication Date: 11/2008
Pages: 4
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Diagnosing and fixing material buildup problems in conveying lines

Material buildup inside your pneumatic conveying line is usually caused by poor conveying air quality or by your material’s fineness or stickiness. While fixing the conveying air quality is usually easy, you probably have to live with your material's fineness or stickiness. But can you find ways to avoid buildup despite these material characteristics? Usually, yes. In this month's column, we'll look at each of these buildup sources and explore ways to prevent or minimize the problems they cause.

Even when your conveying air supply seems clean and dry, it can have the right combination of temperature and moisture to change your material's characteristics and make it sticky.

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