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Reactor Loaders for Conveying into Explosion Risk Areas

February 1, 2017
Volkmann’s ATEX-approved INEX vacuum conveying system
Volkmann’s ATEX-approved INEX vacuum conveying system

Volkmann’s ATEX-approved INEX vacuum conveying system provides vacuum transfer of dry or wet powder and granules into potentially hazardous conditions. By using a sophisticated, patent-pending nitrogen purging function, INEX reduces oxygen content within the unloaded batch to below 7% (or lower when required), maintaining the material’s inert safety, while providing dust-free transport.

The INEX features a closed station that can be flushed from within by sucking in the washing liquid or through WIP/CIP. Standard lightweight and pressure-rated systems are available with INEX functionality.

The INEX reactor loaders are part of Volkmann’s range of safe and user-friendly vacuum conveying systems that feature complete pneumatic transfer and no electric components. These systems provide effective and reliable transport due to their multiple-stage Venturi Multijector vacuum pump, allowing dense phase transportation under vacuum without segregation, damage, or abrasion. All vacuum conveying systems can be used for dust explosion zones (with material MIE > 3 mJ). Systems can be stationary or mobile depending on the application, and PTFE/EFTE-coated vacuum conveyors are available for improved chemical resistance.

Volkmann Inc., Bristol, PA 609-265-0101 www.volkmannusa.com

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