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Brookfield powder flow tester - Results of round robin tests with CRM-116 limestone powder

Brookfield powder flow tester - Results of round robin tests with CRM-116 limestone powder

Berry, R.J., Bradley, M.S.A. and McGregor, R.G. (2014) Brookfield powder flow tester - Results of round robin tests with CRM-116 limestone powder. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, 229 (3). pp. 215-230. ISSN 0954-4089 (Print), 2041-3009 (Online) (doi:

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A low cost powder flowability tester for industry has been developed at The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, University of Greenwich in collaboration with Brookfield Engineering and four food manufacturers: Cadbury, Kerry Ingredients, GSK and United Biscuits. Anticipated uses of the tester are primarily for quality control and new product development, but it can also be used for storage vessel design.

This paper presents the preliminary results from ‘round robin’ trials undertaken with the powder flow tester using the BCR limestone (CRM-116) standard test material. The mean flow properties have been compared to published data found in the literature for the other shear testers.

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Additional Information: [1] Acknowledgement (funding): The development of the Brookfield PFT was funded by Defra through the Advanced Food Manufacturing Link Programme (AFM206) from 2004-2007 and by Brookfield Engineering Laboratories. The shear tests with Brookfield PFT and limestone powder CRM 116 were funded by Brookfield Engineering Laboratories.
Uncontrolled Keywords: shear cell, BCR limestone powder (CRM-116), flow function, characterizing powder flowability, reproducibility, Brookfield powder flow tester, Jenike shear cell, Schulze ring shear tester
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
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