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A public water utility in Colorado was having fluoride powder delivered to its silos via self-unloading, pressure-differential trucks and pneumatic conveying lines. After switching powder suppliers, the fluoride powder was delivered in bulk bags, so the utility had to figure out a new way to transport the powder to the silos. An engineer from Golden Eagle Technologies and bulk solids equipment supplier Vibra Screw came up with a portable solution.
Dust exposure issues can occur when loading dry bulk material into vessels for transport. This article explains how spouts and filters can be used to address these issues.
As this new technology matures, additive manufacturing will create some serious safety and efficiency issues for those handling dense metal powders.
By using fluidized bin bottoms in its new loadout, King Milling has dramatically increased loadout speed.
In this article, an environmental biology researcher reports results from studying how an in-line, high-pressure filter removes contaminants in dilute-phase pressure pneumatic conveying systems equipped with a positive-displacement blower. The data are from tests of unloading systems but can be applied to in-plant systems.
A company works with a supplier to design a vacuum system for unloading cement and other powdered materials from river barges.
A ship-loading company builds a new facility and installs a bulk solids soft-loading chute to gently handle a range of friable specialty agricultural products.
If your plant uses a pneumatic unloading system to transfer material from pressure differential railcars and trucks, you're probably concerned about a phenomenon called the "surge." This is a large surge of air that can overwhelm your unloading system's receiving vessel and lead to other problems as well. This article discusses safe, reliable, and robust methods you can use to control surge effects.
A quarry's new plant includes equipment to improve railcar loading.
Pneumatically driven loaders increase a plant's railcar fill rate and efficiency.
When manual handling of filled boxes and drums posed an injury risk, a food ingredients manufacturer selected vacuum-powered lifting equipment.
In this column, we'll look at different methods for increasing the unloading rate from any self-unloading pressure-differential (PD) bulk carrier -- a truck trailer or railcar. We'll also discuss how to evaluate the economics of each method.
A toll processing plant installs a vacuum loading system to transfer dry ingredients from drums into a batch solution tank.
When a lightering contractor needed equipment that could first transfer a large ship's grain cargo to smaller ships and then unload the grain in port, portable pneumatic conveyors did both jobs.
To bring bagged cement closer to customers and to speed truck loading, a cement company terminal installs equipment for bagging and a second bulk truck loading station.
Equipment also reduces lifting and exposure to dust.
A detergent producer installs a semidense-phase conveying system to improve its railcar unloading operation.
Machine stuffs additional 800 kilograms of fishmeal into shipping containers.
When a dust explosion occurs, it can injure workers and damage your equipment. This article explains how a safety consulting firm ran tests to determine what caused a dust explosion in a railcar during gravity loading of a powder. The final section lists the firm's suggestions for preventing another dust explosion in the loading operation.
A producer streamlines reactor loading by installing a hydraulic lift that can handle 2,250-pound bulk bags.
When beating bin hoppers with sledgehammers and agitating the hoppers with mechanical vibrators fail to produce steady ingredient flow, a poultry feed manufacturer installs bin unloaders with revolving sweep augers.
When an exporter of inorganic chemical powders changed loading methods, handling substantially improved.
Company meets demand of overseas customers by quickly loading large containers.
A minerals producer discovers how to load railcars and trucks from the same loading rack.