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    The Importance of Testing your Powder's Characteristics for Pneumatic Transfer

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Oct 19, 2017 11:05:00 AM

    Material 2.jpgThis post has been updated from it's original format and republished on our blog.  

    Testing equipment is a wise and practical thing to do before fully investing in any technology that's new to your process.  Regardless of whether your application and product are conventional or unique, you still want to have some sort of assurity that it's not going to totally fail once your system is installed and put into operation.  

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    Topics: process optimization, powder handling, rental equipment, pneumatic transfer

    Transfer Options for Large Volumes of Powder

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Oct 5, 2017 4:05:00 PM

    2016-02-23_1138.pngTo successfully convey solids, there are a number of factors that need to be considered.  This includes transfer rate, transfer distance, product characteristics, quantity, and level of containment required (just to name a few).   Given the range of issues involved, it’s easy to see why there is no single solution that will apply to all applications.  And while each one is important in its own right, the quantity of material involved can be especially important when considering all the options available.   

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    Topics: process optimization, powder handling, material transfer, pneumatic transfer

    5 Questions (and Answers) about the Pneumatic Conveying of Solids

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Nov 5, 2015 12:00:00 PM


    Pneumatic Conveying System installed on reactorGetting solids from one place to another can present a variety of challenges in any process.  Whether you are transferring high value API’s, explosive organic powder, or food grade materials in bulk, the goal in all of these applications is to transfer the solids in a safe, contained, and efficient manner.  There are various types of equipment for conveying solids, and most fall into one of three major categories – manual, mechanical or pneumatic.  In this post, we’ll answer some basic questions about pneumatic conveying.

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    Topics: powder handling, pneumatic transfer

    3 Ways Pneumatic Transfer can Increase Safety in your Workplace

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Oct 8, 2015 12:00:00 PM

    Worker covered in powderA safe and healthy work environment is a fundamental component to the success of any process that is operated in your facility.  As a professional, protecting your employee’s health and safety is a primary concern when you are considering powder handling equipment for your application. 

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    Topics: powder handling, pneumatic transfer

    Still Manually Handling Powders?  5 Reasons to Improve how you Transfer

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Sep 3, 2015 12:00:00 PM

    Powder handling is a major topic of interest for process engineers and anyone else involved in designing or operating a system that involves the transfer of solid material from one piece of equipment to another.  It’s important for many reasons; how your powder is handled can impact employee safety, the cleanliness of your facility, and the efficiency of your process.   The problem is that many companies are still handling it now the way it was done decades ago – manually.  Sure it’s inexpensive and doesn’t require any pricey equipment or change to your existing operating procedure, but many potential dangers lie in moving your powder this way.

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    Topics: process optimization, containment, powder handling, material transfer, upgrades, pneumatic transfer

    How Pneumatic Conveying can improve the Cleanliness of your Facility

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Jun 25, 2015 12:00:00 PM

    hand-dust-flour-chalkCleanliness in the workplace is crucial in pharmaceutical, fine chemical, food, and other industrial manufacturing sectors that rely on sanitary work conditions to uphold the integrity of their product.  Furthermore, the cleanliness of a facility and its equipment directly affect productivity, which is a key factor in determining profitability. 

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    Topics: process optimization, powder handling, pneumatic transfer

    Why Test the Pneumatic Transfer Properties of Your Powder?

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    May 14, 2015 12:00:00 PM

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    Most people see the practicality in testing a product before fully investing and entering a long-term commitment.  Rarely does a person purchase a new car without first taking it for a test drive to see if he/she likes the feel of it prior to signing the ownership papers and handing over a hefty down payment. 

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    Topics: powder handling, pneumatic transfer