Technical Center - Conveying and Storage Test Facility

Pneumatic conveying 

The Technikum provides you with the opportunity to test pneumatic conveying application in real-world conditions and scale while varying the length and diameter of the pipeline, and the velocity of the powder. A typical plant consists of a bulk solids feeder, a pressure generator, conveying pipe and a separator. The key is to define the best equipment, and the right solution to get the most efficient and reliable plant, that will operate for decades.

After testing over 15,000 samples of dry powders, in most cases, we can provide the optimum settings for pneumatic conveying applications simply by consulting our extensive database. However, if needed, we will 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 options – exploring new ground and providing innovative solutions, when required. 

The target is always to find the best solution for your operation.

The Geldart diagram (below) shows how Claudius Peters classifies bulk solids, with grey areas showing materials which can easily be conveyed in a dense phase mode. 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.

Cross section of X-Pump