Once the customer’s needs were understood, the first step was to prove the Powder Pump would effectively transfer their product the distance required. Based on site trials that were conducted using DDPS test equipment, we were able to confirm that the Powder Pump would transfer the material in a safe and contained manner, and meet the customer’s objectives.
The customer was able to get first-hand experience by using the rental equipment. After conducting successful trials, the customer was confident the Powder Pump technology was the right choice for them. With the data received from testing, we were able to size the Powder Pumps according to their process specifications and develop a system that would minimize risk of operator injury and greatly increase the level of containment.
The final design consisted of three parts: a bulk bag unloading system to handle the super sacks of product, two 6” Powder Pumps to be mounted on the customer’s reactors, and an explosion proof PLC control panel designed to communicate with the customer’s DCS system.