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Selecting the Best Conveyor Solution to Elevate Materials

Jack Hilbert  (Pneumatic Conveying SME, Hatch)

Colin Barbeau  (Eastern North America Bulk Materials Handling Lead, Hatch)

Location: Room 2

Date: Wednesday, October 7

Time: 3:15pm - 4:45pm

Track: Track B: Bulk Solids Conveying

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. Topics covered will include:

  • Concrete examples of system applications where vertical elevation change was significant with respect to the horizontal distance
  • How to compare mechanical and pneumatic conveying options in a formal trade off study
  • Relevant factors and parameters such as equipment space requirements, energy, capital cost and operating costs