How conveying line length affects system capacity
Changing one operating parameter of a pneumatic conveying system affects other operating parameters. In a plant environment, however, you don't have the luxury of studying the effects of these system changes. In a series of quarterly columns, Paul E. Solt -- a private consultant with more than 34 years experience in installing and troubleshooting pneumatic conveying systems -- will look at pneumatic conveying systems through the computer eye to analyze the relationships among several operating parameters.
In this first column, we'll determine how the length of the conveying line affects the capacity of a pneumatic conveying system when all other variables -- pressure, air volume, pickup velocity, line diameter, and material characteristics -- remain constant.