Designing pneumatic conveying systems

Jon Lawson

Traditionally companies have applied different equations and assumptions in the design of pneumatic conveying systems. There has, in recent years, been a lot of new information generated using improved methods for measurement of material conveying properties, the use of these for design and the effects of design details such as bends and stepped bore design concept.

To enable system designers to gain the most up-to-date knowledge on how to obtain pipeline designs that work reliably, and to deliver the required throughput without unplanned maintenance and undesired impact on quality of the particulates being handled, a two day course has been devised at The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology in Kent.

In addition, for those wanting information about the selection and operational issues associated with rotary valves, a third day has been added to cater for this. Given that there are multitudes of combinations of different feature options available covering choice of materials of construction, rotor type, drive type, venting arrangements, bearing pattern, seal choice, clearances, cleaning features etc. it is no wonder that engineers often find it a bewildering subject. The course will help delegates understand the function for the different options and how to choose the correct type for a given application.