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Common handling problems in bulk granular material

Common handling problems in bulk granular material

Farnish, R. (2007) Common handling problems in bulk granular material. Aluminium International Today, 19 (3). pp. 38-40. ISSN 1475-455X

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Different discharge patterns that develop inside the storage vessels into which material is loaded, stored and discharged from when required in process plants, and the remedial actions to deal with operational problems, are discussed. Two basic discharge patterns obtained from the vessels are core flow, and mass flow. The vessels that give core flow discharge offers first in, last out discharge of material and can exaggerate segregation effect, while the vessels providing mass flow discharge gives first in first out discharge, and minimize segregation effect. Mass flow vessels offers high level of discharge consistency and repeatability, and all material can be reclaimed by gravity. The knowledge of process special requirements such as available headroom, required size of feeder for the flow rate, capital cost, and the discharge behavior of the bulk particulates to be handled through the system, can facilitate plant engineers to design appropriate vessel for their operation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: handling problems, bulk granular material
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
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