Determining if pneumatic conveying is the best option
Building on the information in his first four series of columns on pneumatic conveying topics, Paul E. Solt -- a private consultant with more than 41 years' experience installing and troubleshooting pneumatic conveying systems -- presents a fifth series of columns on the general application of pneumatic conveying. In a separate section, Solt also answers your pneumatic conveying questions.
In this first column on the general application of pneumatic conveying, we'll look at points to consider in deciding whether a pneumatic conveying system is the best option for handling a material. In pneumatic conveying, I've learned that there are never absolute answers and there are exceptions to all rules. So use the points given here as general guidelines for your application, not absolutes.