IN BRIEF

Pneumatic Conveying of Silica Sand

Pneumatic Conveying of Silica Sand

Two systems to handle sand were installed via Sandmold Systems at Charlotte Pipe Company of Charlotte, North Carolina.

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MATERIAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Material Silica Sand
  • Bulk Density Aerated 1500 kg/m3 (100 lb/ft3)
  • Size 100% < below 300 microns
  • Temperature Ambient
  • Moisture Content Zero
  • Condition Free flowing, highly abrasive

SYSTEM OBJECTIVES

  1. Reliable, consistent conveying.
  2. Low pipe wear.
  3. Low air consumption.

SYSTEM PERFORMANCE

  • Transfer Capacity Each system 9 Mt/h (9.9 t/h)
  • Conveying Distance 30m (100ft)
  • Reception Points Two each system
  1. System operation is stable, reliable and efficient
  2. System capacity met the specified rate
  3. Pipe wear is low
Silica Sand Pneumatic Conveyor Sketch

Silica Sand Pneumatic Conveyor Sketch