Pneumatic conveying elbows fit in tight space
When sweep elbows wouldn't fit in the space available for a new pneumatic piping arrangement, Miller Brewing used more compact elbows.
Miller Brewing Company's Fort Worth, Texas, brewery receives railcars of grain [corn grits or malted barley], which is pneumatically conveyed 95 feet up into one of the brewery's twelve silos before being used for brewing. To keep the corn grits separate from the malted barley, the pneumatic conveying system must divert the two grains into separate silos. To prevent a silo overflow, the conveying system must divert either type of grain to an empty silo when one silo is full.