Volkmann USA, an equipment supplier based in Bristol, PA, has announced that its entire pneumatic conveying system line has earned ATEX certification. To earn certification, the company was required to document compliance with ATEX health and safety requirements under third-party testing. The ATEX-certified pneumatic vacuum conveying systems have been certified as safe for plants that may deal with combustible dust, flammable gases, or a hybrid mixture of solids and gases.

The pneumatic conveying line comprises seven different mate-rial transfer approaches to include lean, dense-phase, and plug-flow conditions and offers safe transport of powders, pellets, flakes, granules, tablets, liquids, and other materials, according to the company. The company offers full-scale equipment and material testing to simulate actual operating conditions at its test facility. 4-21