Sintered wire cloth laminates: A fluidizing medium for adverse operating conditions
This article discusses sintered wire cloth laminates, a porous metal fluidizing medium designed for tough and adverse operating conditions. General information is provided on the laminates' construction materials, manufacturing method, and physical properties. The article also highlights several bulk material handling applications and describes installation methods.
Over the years, many types of media -- such as canvas, ceramics, plastics, and porous metals such as sintered powdered metal or sintered fiber metal felt -- have been developed to fluidize' powders for various applications. All have strengths and weaknesses and all are successful for specific operating parameters.