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Publication Date: 03/2007
Pages: 3
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Valve solves problems in space-restricted applications

A company installs a flat rotating-disc valve in a dense-phase conveying system to increase conveying capacity and decrease the vertical space required for installation.

Universal Fiber Systems LLC, Bristol, Va., manufactures high-quality solution-dyed synthetic-filament-based fibers for the flooring, transportation, and performance textile industries. The company uses several high-pressure dense-phase conveying systems to transfer various materials from large outdoor silos into the facility's production processes. In early 2004, the company wanted to install a new high-pressure dense-phase conveying system beneath an existing 70-foot-tall silo to transfer nylon pellets. When designing this new conveying system, the company worked with a valve supplier to maximize the system's capacity and improve its design by eliminating several components used in the existing conveying systems.

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