Bulk material pneumatic transport consist in solids transport through a pipeline, do it by gas under pressure, usually air.
Pneumatic transport is a solid bulk transport system widely used in solid handling facilities that include storage, transport, dosing and weighing.
Pneumatic transport can be used in different types of industry and fields of production, such as: the industry of processing of minerals and other similar products such as cement, chemistry, agri-food, plastics industry, pharmaceutical industry, cosmetic, etc.
The performance of a pneumatic transport depends mainly on the design of the transport line, as well as the equipment selected for its execution. SOTECMA has extensive experience in this type of transport, including manufacturing many of the components used.
For a correct design of a pneumatic transport line, knowledge of the product and each and every one of its characteristics is fundamental. Granulometry, density, humidity, abrasivity, etc.
From these data, and knowledge of the transport line, the basic characteristics of transport will be decided:
- In vacuum or pressure
- In diluted phase or dense phase
- Applicable capacity range: from 1 kg to 50 tons per hour
- Possible distance range: up to 500 meters
SOTECMA designs and installs pneumatic transports, both suction or pressure (in dense or diluted phase). Providing engineering, elements or the complete installation.
The most common method in continuous pneumatic transport is the diluted phase. Transport in the diluted phase is characterized by a series of advantages such as high speed, low pressures, as well as a very low air / material ratio. In contrast, dense phase transport operates at a lower speed and higher pressure. It will be used especially for the transport of fragile or abrasive materials.