Systems and Components: Introduction to pneumatic conveying and the guide. Review of pneumatic conveying systems. Pipeline feeding devices. Pipelines and valves. Air movers. Gas-solid separation devices. System selection considerations. System Design: Air flow rate evaluation. Air only relations. Conveying characteristics. Conveying capability. Material property influences. Pipeline scaling parameters. Design procedures. Case studies. First approximation design methods. Multiple use systems. System Operation: Troubleshooting and material flow problems. Optimizing and up-rating of existing systems. Operating problems. Erosive wear. Particle degradation. Moisture and condensation. Health and safety. Appendix 1: Determination of relevant material properties. Appendix 2: Additional conveying data. Index.
* Highly practical, enabling suppliers and users to choose, design, and build suitable systems with a high degree of confidence * Health and safety requirements taken into consideration in the safe conveying methods described in this book * Practical application combined with background theory makes this an excellent resource for those learning about the topic
Independent Consultant on Pneumatic Conveying. Well known speaker and presenter of short courses. Formerly Senior Lecturer in Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer at the University of Greenwich. Formerly Professor of Bulk Solids Handling, Glasgow Caledonian University. Formerly Principal of Caledonian College of Engineering, Sultanate of Oman.
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