The key to solving or preventing pneumatic conveying problems is to determine the conveying characteristics of the powder or bulk solids. Knowing how a material behaves during pneumatic conveying allows accurate specification of conveying mode (i.e., dilute or dense phase), gas flow and solids loading, and type of gas mover (e.g., fan, blower, or compressor).
Jenike & Johanson understands the complexity of pneumatic conveying, and specializes in troubleshooting problems, as well as implementing a new system for a challenging powder or bulk solid. Our approach is based on proven pneumatic conveying theories, material conveying characteristics, and decades of experience designing pneumatic conveying that work from the start and operate reliably for life.
We provide effective functional engineering for pneumatic conveying systems. Our effective functional designs for pneumatic conveyor systems consider:
- Configuration that meets your needs (e.g., capacity, transport distance)
- Powder or bulk solids conveying properties needed to select mode of transport and operating parameters
- Pipeline – size (diameter) and layout including type of elbows/sweeps, minimum acceleration zone length, diverter
- Gas mover – specification of gas flow rate for fan, PD blower, or compressor
- Operating conditions – calculated pressure drop (energy loss), solids loading ratio (ratio of solids to gas), velocities
- Innovative features – specialized components that address abrasive wear, particle attrition, buildup, streamers/snakeskins/angel hair (resins)