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Typically, when we set out to design or specify a pneumatic conveying system, we start to scribble notes on a piece of paper listing the system’s necessary parameters. These parameters include things such as product density, conveying rate, distance, etc. Next, we need to consider the type of pneumatic conveying system we need, meaning vacuum versus pressure. The next major decision is what “mode” of conveying we want to establish in the convey line — dilute phase or dense phase. These initial decisions are primarily affected by the physical properties of the material, but other considerations come into play as well.
The final set of decisions we need to make deal with selecting specific pieces of equipment. At this point, materials of construction and specific application requirements become important. These factors are primarily influenced by the chemical properties of the material to be conveyed. This webinar will focus specifically on this part of the decision-making process and look at those non-physical properties, including a material’s chemical composition. We’ll also provide recommendations and options for how to deal with these issues in the equipment-selection process.
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.
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