We can move any type of dry bulk materials, no matter its challenge.
A wide variety of materials
No matter how challenging your dry material application is, or what type of material you handle, Pneu-Con is ready to solve your dry bulk and powder material challenges.
A Material Proficiency
Dry Bulk And Powder Materials
Our engineers have accumulated a wealth of knowledge about material properties and best-in-class methods of transporting dry material from source to destination. With this knowledge and experience, we have developed some of the most efficient and durable systems.
Explosion proof expertise
Some products require an extra level of care and safety, and Pneu-Con has a distinct expertise when it comes to explosion proof systems.
We offer a unique solution thanks to our ability to limit the flow of materials, thus creating a very low cost solution to deal with this challenge.
This technology does not apply to all materials but most notably it centers around certain powders and sugar, as mixing different elements can lead to them becoming dangerous and explosive.
The main factor in Pneumatic Conveying is usually the material being conveyed and its product characteristics, mainly bulk density, particle density, particle size, angle of repose, moisture content. These are quantitative and can be measured in a test lab. However, some qualitative factors make it difficult to formalize, such as whether the product is free-flowing or cohesive, abrasive or friable, etc. Hence it is not easy to formulate a standard design for all materials.
Many times, same name materials with similar appearances have different pneumatic conveying characteristics. Some have a wide bulk density range from 20 to 50 lb/ft3, and some have comprehensive moisture content from almost dry to moist product, which is impossible to convey pneumatically.
Experience and common sense as there is no single pneumatic conveyor that handles all the materials. Product abrasiveness or degradation determines the upper limit of conveying velocity. The particle size and the bulk density calls for a certain minimum conveying velocity to avoid saltation or line plugging.
Also most relevant is the dust explosion hazard nature of the product being conveyed. A well-designed pneumatic conveyor may be most economical but of no use; it does not consider the material nature surrounding atmospheric conditions.