Blowers, feeders. pressure systems, vacuum systems, and dense phase — these are all terms very familiar to regular attendees of PBE’s pneumatic conveying webinars. While these are the most commonly used terms, it’s important that we don’t forget the less common technologies and equipment that’s available or that might be used in specific industrial applications and, therefore, becomes “branded” as only being applicable for that specific use. One such technology is the air-activated gravity conveyor, which is the most energy-efficient mode of conveying with respect to kilowatt-per-ton of material conveyed. That, alone, should be of interest to everyone.
One of the reasons the technology may not be on the tip of everyone’s tongue is that it has some limitations related to the material’s physical properties and equipment layout. We see many specific cases where those limitations aren’t restrictions, yet the technology never gets considered as an alternative.
This webinar will look at the theory of operation, limitations, advantages, and disadvantages of using an air-activated gravity conveyor. If you’re already using one, you’ll likely learn more about its design, operation, and troubleshooting techniques. Participants who aren’t as familiar with this technology will now have another tool to select from their pneumatic conveying toolbox when there’s an existing bottleneck or a new opportunity to be considered.
Jack D. Hilbert, PE, is a pneumatic conveying expert with Hatch Associates based in Schnecksville, PA. He has more than 45 years of experience in the application, design, engineering, installation, and operation of pneumatic conveying systems and has written numerous papers and given many presentations at technical conferences. Jack is a graduate of Penn State University with undergraduate and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering
Powder and Bulk Engineering is presenting many webinars throughout 2020 to meet the educational needs of those who are currently handling powder and bulk solid substances. These webinars are an extension of the educational information we provide to you each month.
If you are working on a certification or licensing program that allows Professional Development Hours, CSC Publishing Inc. will (upon request) provide a Certificate of Participation for our educational webinars put on by Powder and Bulk Engineering. One certificate per registered participant will be sent if the webinar is viewed. You should check with your employer or local agency to confirm their specific PDH requirements. In many cases, our educational webinars will contribute toward these hours.
Can’t attend? If you register for a webinar but can’t attend the live event, an archived version will be accessible online once it concludes. This allows you to view the entire webinar presentation and Q&A session at a time most convenient to your schedule.