Design criteria — How the conveying system affects conveyed material
Building on the information presented in his first and second series of columns, Paul E. Solt -- a private consultant with more than 37 years experience installing and troubleshooting pneumatic conveying systems -- presents a third series of columns discussing design criteria for a pneumatic conveying system. In a separate section, Solt also answers your pneumatic conveying questions.
In this fifth column, we'll study some effects of a pneumatic conveying sys- tem on the conveyed material. The effects -- including combustion, explosion, or chemical reaction; toxicity; temperature; and moisture -- must be analyzed to properly design the conveying system.