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Bends for common pneumatic conveying modes: Dilute-phase, two-phase, and permeable dense-phase flow
Q: We plan to retrofit our pneumatic conveying system soon. How can we ensure that our system's line routing best avoids plant obstacles?
imageAn ideal pneumatic conveying system has a minimal number of directional changes. Unfortunately, many systems are installed as a retrofit to an existing installation, rather than a greenfield site, and consideration must be given to routing conveying line around every obstacle in the line's path. Each bend requires more energy for conveying because much — if not all — of the conveying system's kinetic energy is dissipated … » Continue

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Q: When should we consider investing in a bulk bag conditioning system?
A: Robert Meirick, Material Transfer & Storage, says:
imageIf your company currently struggles to unload solidified materials from bulk bags, adding a bulk bag conditioner to your facility could increase productivity, improve employee morale, improve plant safety, and reduce operating costs.
Discharging agglomerated or compacted materials in bulk bags is a growing problem as more materials … » Continue

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Combustible dust compliance via proper housekeeping
Stephen Watkins, Nilfisk
The dangers of combustible dust have been known since at least 1785, when dry flour dust caught fire and exploded at Giacomelli's Bakery Warehouse in Italy. Two workers were injured and the very first combustible dust incident report was written. Now, more than 230 years later, combustible dust incidents continue to happen. In 2018, there were 158 fires and 36 explosions attributable to combustible dust in the United States alone. Those incidents resulted in … » Continue

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Camfil APC to build 254,000-square-foot facility in Arkansas
Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) announced construction of a new manufacturing facility to replace its previous building that was destroyed by a tornado in March 2020. The new 254,000-square-foot facility, including a factory and office space, will be located in Jonesboro, AR, and is expected to be completed in early 2022. Since the tornado, the company has been conducting manufacturing operations from a rented facility; however, the filter cartridge production, warehousing, and shipping areas remained intact in the original location. Camfil APC, Jonesboro, AR, is a manufacturer of industrial dust, fume, and mist collection systems. To learn more, click here.
GEA receives patent for food spray dryers
GEA, a technology supplier for the food processing industry based in Düsseldorf, Germany, has received a patent for its Clean Purge system for food and dairy spray dryers. The patent covers the process of purging feed nozzles while swapping feed systems to ensure continuous material feed to a spray dryer, which allows the process to operate nonstop while maintaining safety and efficiency during feed line swaps. The company, Düsseldorf, Germany, is a technology supplier for the food processing industry. To learn more, click here.
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March 17, 2021
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