Choosing an elbow for your pneumatic conveying system
Selecting an elbow for your pneumatic conveying system can be a tough job, especially considering how many different types of elbows are on the market. Yet a properly selected elbow can keep your system operating at peak performance levels, decrease maintenance costs, and minimize material attrition and elbow wear. After outlining factors you should consider when selecting an elbow for your system, this article provides descriptions of commonly used elbows and their advantages and disadvantages.
Several types of elbows (also called bends or sweeps) are available for pneumatic conveying lines, and each type is suited to certain applications and has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. The elbow you choose will have a huge impact on your pneumatic conveying system's performance, whether the system operates in dense or dilute phase and under pressure or vacuum.