Pneumatic Conveying systems

Pneumatic conveying is the transport of bulk solids through a pipe by using the flow of air or other gas. Typical bulk materials pneumatically conveyed are powders, pellets, granules and irregularly shaped particles. Pneumatic transportation can be built as a pressure or vacuum system. The most commonly applied pneumatic conveying mode is dilute phase conveying where particles are airborne. Depending on the size, shape and weight of the particles, the gas velocity will range from 4 to 40 m/s [4,000 to 8,000 ft/min]. Dilute phase conveying systems will work reliable for a wide range of materials with different characteristics, such as high bulk density, cohesive properties or extreme particle shapes. Due to the high air velocity material degradation or wear might appear. There are various dense phase conveying methods available that gently convey a specific bulk material and therefore reduce the risk of material degradation and wear.

IVT Engineering team will evaluate your bulk material(s), plant layout, through-put rates, residual product limitations, cleanliness, noise limitations, access, cost, cycle times and other parameters, and outline the solution to your bulk handling problem. You will receive a recommendation in the form of drawings with new or existing equipment in your plant, along with a competitive price quotation.

Pneumatic Bulk Elevator

A Pneumatic Bulk Elevator (Bulklift) is a space efficient, low maintenance air operated material elevator with absolutely no moving parts; no valves, no actuators or seals. Sealed feeds are not required and thus conveyor belts, vibratory conveyors and ambient chutes can be used as opposed to traditional pneumatic conveying systems that required a sealed pipe or chute feed. The advantage of no moving parts makes the Bulk Elevator ideal for pneumatic conveying of highly abrasive, friable or high temperature products to beyond 900°F. Installation of the Bulk Elevator is as easy as installing any flanged duct run. Locate the Bulk Elevator vessel and the Separator/Receiver and the rest is just flanged duct.

We can also troubleshoot and service existing installations.

We are committed to providing the service you need to ensure a successful and reliable project. Our engineers are always available to advise you of the system best suited for your needs. Feel free to call if you think we may assist you with your problems in this area.