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  • Material Activation System Eliminates Bridging, Ratholes, Buildup

    January 16, 2018

    Control Concepts’ AirSweep material activation system delivers on-demand product flow, eliminates material buildup, and enhances batch uniformity. Each AirSweep nozzle directs a high-pressure, high-volume 360° burst of compressed air or gas along the inside walls of process equipment or...

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  • Heavy-Duty Vibrators for Continuous Duty

    January 11, 2018

    Bulk material handlers in a wide array of industries are improving process flow and efficiency with these heavy-duty vibrators that are rated for continuous duty even at maximum force settings.  The Cougar B Series vibrators minimize accumulation in storage vessels, transfer chutes, dust...

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  • Bridge Breaker Bin Discharger

    January 11, 2018

    The Thayer Bridge Breaker is designed to provide constant uninterrupted flow of material from storage bins, silos, or transfer chutes. The Bridge Breaker comes in various configurations to specifically match a particular bin design and material being handled. The design of the Bridge Breaker...

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  • Aluminum Cone Top IBCs

    December 14, 2017

    Custom Powder Systems (CPS) builds aluminum cone top IBCs for storing and shipping phosphorus pentasulfide (P2S5), a key ingredient in lube oil additives, pesticides, blown asphalt, and flotation agents.  As a hazardous material, requirements for fabrication include ¼-in-.-thick 5052...

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  • Spiroflow Launches New Website

    November 14, 2017

    Following the release of its new branding in July, bulk material handling and automation specialist Spiroflow has announced the launch of a new website. The new website features a fresh, modern design for a worldwide audience. It provides users with faster and more complete access to critical...

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  • My First Year as a Solids Handling Consultant

    October 24, 2017

    After a year of working as a consultant with Solids Handling Technologies, I have discovered that material handling problems today are common in every industry. Previously, I worked at a waste coal power plant handling anthracitic waste (culm). I find my experiences there invaluable. The culm...

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  • Measuring the Level of Bulk Solids Stored in Silos

    October 18, 2017

    Guided wave radar (GWR), ultrasonic, and pulse radar are time-of-flight (TOF) technologies used to detect level by measuring the time it takes for a microwave or ultrasonic signal to be sent, reflect from the surface of the material being measured, and return to the instrument. Measuring the level...

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  • Building Codes and Bulk Storage Silo Design

    September 27, 2017

    Navigating building codes can be a challenge for even a seasoned veteran. The following is an overview of a couple of particularly important areas of building codes that affect design and fabrication of industrial storage silos. The storage silo is an integral part of any business that has need...

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  • Jackable Flat-Panel Bolted Tank

    September 19, 2017

    CST Industries expands its product portfolio with TecTank FP, a jackable flat-panel bolted tank for the dry bulk storage. TecTank FP was designed based on the designs from Peabody TecTank, Columbian Steel Tank, and Columbian TecTank. With the addition of TecTank FP, CST now provides a flat-...

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  • Silo Components That Need Regular Inspection

    August 22, 2017

    Like all structures, silos degrade over time. This natural and inevitable deterioration can lead to safety hazards such as falling debris, leaky structure, fire or explosions, wall failure, roof failure, and/or structural failure. Unaddressed or unknown silo issues jeopardize the quality of stored...

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