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Pneuvay Engineering's Managing Director,&nbsp;Michael Francis (Managing Director) and Paul Malcolm (Engineering Manager) share their expertise in this specialised field by answering these common questions. Read their response to the top five questions asked by industries about pneumatic conveying systems.
'Pneumatic conveying is the technology of using air or gas to propel material in an enclose pipe. It comes from the Greek term 'pneumatikos' meaning 'of wind or air.'
'Pneumatic conveying system is used in various industries especially those related to school wood and metal shops, grain and seed storage and plastics and paper converting. This includes:
'We commonly encounter queries concerning the difference between air volume and air pressure conveyance. At times, systems have been added to or rates have been increased above the original design without performing proper calculations. As a result, the system fails to meet industry expectations and experience blockages and drop in performance."
'A major cause of these unwanted inefficiencies are existing systems that have been installed in an ad hoc manner. This is a common error done by inexperienced engineers, who may understand the merits of pneumatic conveying systems but lack knowledge to realise the technical design techniques.'
We take time to analyse individual pieces of equipment that are used in the pneumatic conveying system such as:
You''ll need an expert engineer to help you decide if pneumatic conveying system will work best for you. Talk to us and we'll carefully analyse the:
Mechanical conveying system has its own advantages. However, pneumatic conveying system is the preferred choice when conveying materials over a long distance. Using it ensures the system system is:
Pneumatic conveying systems work best at rates up to 100tph. However, inefficiencies may still happen in small pipe lengths or in very high conveying rates. In cases like this, we recommend the use of mechanical conveying systems to maximise the use of direct power.
Question #8: What disadvantages do pneumatic conveying systems have?
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