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Vermiculite

Vermiculite

4/8-4 Denseveyor®, low velocity pneumatic conveying system
IN BRIEF
A company specializing in the manufacture of gypsum boards reached out to Macawber Engineering needing a better solution to convey vermiculite. Vermiculite can be challenging to convey due to particle sizes being irregular and its abrasive nature. The customer previously had a dilute phase (high velocity) system in place that was quickly wearing out their elbows. They chose Macawber due to our extensive knowledge and experience with dense phase pneumatic conveying systems. A 4/8-4 Denseveyor® was selected for this project.

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MATERIAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Material: Vermiculite
  • Bulk Density: 67 lbs./ft3
  • Temperature: ≤ 212°F
  • Moisture: < 6.5 %
  • Condition: Free flowing, abrasive
SYSTEM OBJECTIVES
1. Reduce wear
2. Create operational savings
3. Minimize downtime
SYSTEM PERFORMANCE

  • Transfer Capacity: 4.3 T/hr.
  • Conveying Distance: 193 ft.
  • Reception Points: 1
IMPROVEMENTS ACHIEVED
1. Wear reduced significantly
2. Cost savings generated
3. Decreased downtime