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Pneumatic Points to Ponder
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Publication Date: 07/1989
Pages: 2
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How air volume (velocity) affects system capacity

Changing one operating parameter of a pneumatic conveying system affects other operating parameters. 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 -- looks at pneumatic conveying through the computer eye to analyze the relationships among several operating parameters.

In this second column, we'll determine how air volume [thus, air velocity] affects the capacity of a pneumatic conveying system when all other variables -- operating pressure, line diameter, line length, and material characteristics -- remain constant.

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