Make the Grade—Choosing the Right Conveying System to Move Material Between Elevations | The Powder Show 2020

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Make the Grade—Choosing the Right Conveying System to Move Material Between Elevations

Date: Wednesday, April 29

Time: 3:15pm - 4:45pm

Vault Recording: TBD

In bulk solids handling, change of elevation is not usually part of the application requirements, but there are instances where elevation is a significant factor. When material must be moved over a distance that also has a significant change of elevation, engineers must choose between mechanical conveying and pneumatic conveying, but those responsible for the decision are not able to fully compare factors such as energy costs, capital costs, and operating costs. As a result, personnel tend to lean on personal experience and preference rather than hard data. This presentation will look at actual system applications in which the vertical elevation change of the material was significant with respect to the horizontal distance. Both mechanical and pneumatic conveying options were compared in a formal trade off study. All aspects of the relevant factors such as equipment space requirements, energy, capital cost and operating costs will be presented.