Design criteria — How air (gas) movers affect the conveying system
Building on the information presented in his first and second series of columns, Paul E. Solt -- a private consultant with more than 38 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 seventh column, we'll look at air [or gas] movers and their effect on pneumatic conveying system design. Rather than compare each manufacturer's equipment, we'll discuss three basic types of air movers -- fans, blowers, and compressors -- and their applications.