If you wonder whether or not material properties factor into pneumatic conveying, the answer is a resounding — and emphatic — yes, Jack says. Some of the system and material properties that need to be considered include temperature, moisture, explosibility, chemical reactivity, and toxicity. In Part I of this two-part column, Jack discusses temperature and moisture.
Factors that affect pneumatic conveying — Part I
Columnist Jack Hilbert discusses the effects of temperature and moisture on pneumatic conveying system design, equipment selection, and operation.