Research and development centre – Designing the future

Claudius Peters Technical Center

Everything starts with a material test report

When characterizing powders, experience plays a decisive role – and we have been doing it longer than most, developing our first test protocol back in 1928.

Since that first test – which involved sieving graphite – we have amassed over 15,000 powder samples in our database and set benchmarks for the testing of dry powders. Indeed, for some industries, our test protocols have become the standard starting point for classifying and characterizing dry powders.

“Setting the standard for analyzing dry powders”

Our experts not only perform standard testing programs; they are also constantly expanding our testing capabilities, characterizing powders for our clients and for our own engineering projects.

Specific testing includes:

Thorough testing delivers the best solutions

Conveying and Storage Test Facility

Pneumatic conveying and FLUIDCON

The Technikum provides you with the opportunity to test pneumatic conveying applications in real-world conditions and scale while varying the length and diameter of the pipeline, and the velocity of the powder.

After testing over 15,000 samples of dry powders, in most cases, we are able to provide the optimum settings for pneumatic conveying applications simply by consulting our extensive database. However, if needed, we can undertake tests of all kinds of pneumatic conveying equipment at the Technikum.

With conveying lengths from a few meters up to 5000m, we are able to study all of the options – exploring new ground and providing innovative solutions, when required. The target is always to find the best solution for your operation.

Characteristics of bulk materials, determined from sample analysis, are used in the configuration of the plant. The appropriate conveying procedure is determined by results from the bulk solids test and the conveying tests, along with the customer’s basic conveyance data. Once this is determined, the plant can be designed for optimal power efficiency. The required task and the bulk solid’s behaviour will then determine the selection of the conveying mode.

Low attrition and energy consumption

Our groundbreaking FLUIDCON pneumatic conveying system would not exist without the Technikum, where we were able to test different parameters to achieve an optimized design. So cutting edge was the project – and advanced our facilities – that several students wrote their theses on the new system before the invention went public.

The Claudius Peters FLUIDCON system offers the advantages of pneumatic conveying with considerably lower energy requirementsits owing to it’s unique aeroslide transportation principle within the transport pipe. Additionally, it provides a dense phase system with an increased bulk material load. Depending on the transport pipe routing, the FLUIDCON system can substantially reduce power consumption, and be used to convey all fine bulk solids which can be fluidized with low air velocities expanding homogeneously during the process

Technical Center - Grinding Test Facility

The EM Mill

The Claudius Peters EM Mill is the preferred grinding and drying technology for the production of pulverized bulk materials, such as coal and petcoke, metal ores and other materials. A semi-industrial scale mill is available at the Technikum.

At the heart of the Technikum’s grinding system is the EM Mill, which brings grinding and classifying functions together in one compact unit.

A dynamic or simple static classifier can be used for grinding tests, while a range of parameters can be varied, including product fineness and temperature. After the test, samples of – or the complete batch – can be bagged and sent back to you for further testing

Test our Grinding System or try new options for your product

Test our Grinding System or try new options for your product

If you need a special mixture of your product or a special grain size distribution, we can help.

The capacity of the CP EM-Mill at the Technikum depends on the product. With some materials it reaches 1,5t/h, so this is not a lab scale unit.

You can choose whether you attend the test or just need samples or the complete product.

Materials tested with the grinding mill:

Prepare different materials

New markets and new ideas sometimes need new materials. Our test center offers the opportunity to grind or calcine products with a different specification compared to a standard product. This gives our clients the opportunity to develop new products without disturbing the main process.


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