Alumina Catalyst

Alumina Catalyst

IN BRIEF

A company relied on Macawber Engineering to pneumatically convey extremely friable alumina catalyst.  The systems have operated trouble free with virutally no degradation to the very fragile catalyst product.

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MATERIAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Material: Alumina Catalyst
  • Bulk Density: 34 lbs./cu.ft
  • Temperature: System 1 = 400°F, System 2 = Ambient
  • Moisture Content: 0%
  • Condition: Extremely fragile, free flowing

SYSTEM OBJECTIVES

  1.  Transfer of catalyst with minimum degradation to the product
  2.  Reliable, low maintenance operation

SYSTEM PERFORMANCE

  • Transfer Capacity: 3600 lb/hr per system
  • Conveying Distance: System 1 = 70 ft, System 2 = 100 ft
  • Reception Points: One (1) for each system

IMPROVEMENTS ACHIEVED

  1. Gentle, low velocity conveying results in virtually no degradation to the product.
  2. Low wear to the schedule 40 pipe and lightweight bends