Material Testing

The only tried and true method of determining how your unique material will perform in our equipment is to carry out conveying tests. Our philosophy is a scientific approach continuously testing new materials be it for our own purposes to better understand and improve our designs or to carry out customer witness testing to demonstrate how their unique material(s) will perform in our equipment. We can adapt our tests to closely match the expected conditions on your site. Having a clear understanding of your material’s behavior in our equipment ensures that your system works right the first time, every time. The purpose built, full size R&D center and test facility incorporates a materials characterization laboratory for detailed examination of the mechanical properties of bulk materials. In addition to real conveying tests, we carry out material characterization tests to clearly define what your material is and is not. In some cases, characterization tests are all that are necessary. Testing services are another of our well engineered products, with clear foundations in the scientific method and recently updated computerized control and measurement systems.

View our Materials List to see many of the materials we provide, and contact us if you don’t see the one you need!

  • We utilize material testing in order to establish or confirm a baseline of material characteristics to define a given application criteria.
  • Another aspect of material testing consists of the ability to duplicate end-user application arrangements with distances from 50 ft to 750 ft results driven process that confirms transfer rate, air consumption and material depredation.
Lab & Testing Services

The only tried and true method of determining how your unique material will perform in our equipment is to carry out conveying tests. We have our own dedicated building equipped with multiple piped conveying rings encircling the facility. We can adapt our tests to closely match the expected conditions on your site. Having a clear understanding of your material’s behavior in our equipment ensures that your system works right the first time, every time.

In addition to real conveying tests, we carry out material characterization tests to clearly define what your material is and is not.

In some cases, characterization tests are all that are necessary.

Testing services are another of our well engineered products, with clear foundations in the scientific method and recently updated computerized control and measurement systems.

Laboratory Capabilities

Material characteristic testing for certified results on the following:

 

  • Loose and Packed Bulk Density
  • Air Retention
  • Particle Size Distribution
  • Flowability
  • Moisture Content
  • Particle Shape
Conveying Test Capabilities

Utilizing a 3 loop layout, we offer standard tests at distances up to 215m (700ft). Custom distances, longer distances or specific vertical distances can be tested, however, depending on customer needs. The testing facility has its own dedicated compressed air system and also houses a meeting room where regular training sessions are held for customers and representatives.