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  • How to Troubleshoot Pneumatic Conveying Systems

    February 16, 2018

    Pneumatic conveying is a simple concept. How do I transfer product from point A to point B? Though it’s simple, troubleshooting them can sometimes seem like a daunting task. We will attempt to break down the four main areas of any conveying system: what factors indicate a problem and what to...


  • Selecting the Right Conveyor

    December 20, 2017

    Site engineers invest a great deal of time and energy researching process equipment types and making sure the right technology is applied to achieve the precise results they are aiming for. However, when it comes to choosing a conveyor to transfer the product from one process to the next, there is...

  • Newly Designed Plug Single Tunnel Diverter Valve

    December 12, 2017

    The Schenck Process PST30 diverter valve offers new features such as internally shim-able positive stops, inflatable pneumatic seals at each port, position indication from the tunnel itself, and external tunnel position indication. Additional features include 145° port-to-port rotation, a two-...

  • Vacuum Conveying of Dense Metal Powders

    November 27, 2017

    Additive Manufacturing, aka 3D printing, is a rapidly growing business sector with new machines, models, developments, and more complex components being added on a daily basis. As the production rates increase, the need to be able to supply raw materials to the machine and to reclaim/reprocess...

  • To Convey Mechanically or Pneumatically

    November 21, 2017

    Pneumatic conveying is by far the most hygienic conveying method for bulk dry powders and granular bulk materials because it is a fully enclosed system that protects materials from air, dirt, and waste, and in turn, facilities from fugitive dust. There are, however, instances where mechanical...

  • Considerations When Designing a Pneumatic Transfer System

    November 21, 2017

    In 2014, Google first announced that its Google Maps application passed one billion monthly users. Judging by this fact, it easy to see that a large number of people believe that getting from point A to point B often requires direction and planning. This same thought process is also true for...

  • Ceramic-Coated Elbow

    November 16, 2017

    The SilverBack elbow has a 5/8-in.-thick ceramic coating applied to its exterior. After the core elbow wears through, the abrasion is transferred to the ceramic compound. Steel sits at around 5.7 on the Mohs hardness scale, while the ceramic compound is in the neighborhood of 9.2, extending the...

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  • Pneumatic Conveying Systems Helps Power Plant Meet Environmental Regulations

    November 14, 2017

    EME Homer City Generation LP, located in Homer City, PA, is an 1884-Megawatt coal-fired merchant power plant. For some time now government legislation has demanded that all U.S. coal-fired power plants have to reduce and/or eliminate the amount of mercury exhausted from the plant into the...