Powder and Bulk Engineering
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Skip Navigation LinksHome) Item Details
Powder and Bulk Engineering is a technical publication devoted to readers in the bulk solids market, worldwide.
Technical Articles
Item Details:
Publication Date: 04/2006
Pages: 3
PDF Format
Related Item(s):
Recommended Item:
Getting the information you need to troubleshoot your pneumatic conveying system — Part II

Problems with a pneumatic conveying system are easier to diagnose if you have good information about the system's operating variables. This two-part article explains how you can obtain, store, and analyze this data so that you can successfully troubleshoot your conveying system. Part I (March) covered the measurements you need and described transducers for monitoring system variables. Part II concludes the article with information on portable data acquisition systems for sampling and storing system data and a case study showing how system data was used to troubleshoot a pneumatic conveying system plagued by intermittent line blockages.

The analog data from the transducers must be converted to digital form before it can be used by a data acquisition system. To successfully make this conversion, the signal level must be acquired with high-enough resolution and at a high-enough frequency for the application. Various types of portable data acquisition system hardware and software can be used to acquire the signals from the transducers measuring process variables in your pneumatic conveying system. Which is right for you depends on your application. [Editor's note: Additional technical information about the hardware and software is available from the authors.]

To read this entire article:

You may purchase this article now for personal use. Simply click the Buy Item button above, enter your payment details, and download the article. It will be available to you for 7 days for viewing, printing, or saving for future reference. All articles are copyrighted by CSC Publishing, Inc. and cannot be used for commercial purposes without express permission in writing from the Publisher. This includes but is not limited to: web posting, printing, or sharing via email.


Your payment information is forwarded in an encrypted form, using 40- or 128-bit Secure Socket Layer technology, only to our payment gateway ( for processing.


To view an article, you must have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. Click on the icon to download Acrobat Reader free of charge.

      Copyright 2014, CSC Publishing Inc. ALL Rights Reserved * Privacy policy