Online Moisture Measurement: Non-Contact NIR Moisture Sensors in Powder and Bulk Solids

By A. Fordham Moisture content varies widely in raw materials, and at different points in production processes, so non-contact moisture measurement is essential for final product quality. Near-Infrared technology offers a perfect solution to this Task. Continue reading Online Moisture Measurement: Non-Contact NIR Moisture Sensors in Powder and Bulk Solids

Sterling Systems & Controls: Bulk Bag Packaging Systems

Sterling (IL), United States Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc. has announced the availability of its new Bulk Bag Packaging Systems. These Bulk Bag Packaging Systems can fit a wide range of bag and container sizes and can be provided to weigh filled capacities of from 100 to  4400 lbs (approx. 45 to 2000 kg). Continue reading Sterling Systems & Controls: Bulk Bag Packaging Systems

Coperion: New Generation of Strand Pelletizers for improved Pellet Quality and easier Handling

Stuttgart, Germany Coperion Pelletizing Technology GmbH  introduces improved dual bearing strand pelletizers which have been re-engineered based on field experience and current market demands. The SP140, SP240 and SP340 models in the SP series have been equipped with a variety of enhanced features for easy, rapid handling and optimized pellet quality.  Continue reading Coperion: New Generation of Strand Pelletizers for improved Pellet Quality and easier Handling

Munson Machinery: Stand-Alone Lump Breaker

Utica (NY), United States Munson Machinery has introduced a new De-Clumper™ Lump Breaker model RDC-1530-SS with support base and infeed hopper designed for stand-alone operation. Unlike units permanently installed between upstream and downstream equipment, the self-standing configuration can be fed from a variety of upstream sources including handheld containers, and can straddle downstream equipment, drums, boxes or mobile bins for processing, storage or packaging. Continue reading Munson Machinery: Stand-Alone Lump Breaker

Why Idlers fail: Quantifying the Effects of Idler Bearing Misalignment on Bearing Life

By G. Shortt Idlers are an essential component of every belt conveyor. They are a rather cheap mass­product which anybody uses, but (almost) nobody takes into account – unless they fail. Following you’ll find some explanation about the reasons of their failure. Continue reading Why Idlers fail: Quantifying the Effects of Idler Bearing Misalignment on Bearing Life

NTPC awards GE Steam Power USD 335 million in Contracts to supply and install three Wet FGD Systems

Baden, Switzerland – On July 01, 2019, GE Steam Power announced that it has been awarded three contracts from NTPC Limited to supply and install Wet FGD systems for a combined value of INR 2311 crores (USD 335 million). GE’s scope includes design, engineering, civil work, supply, erection and commissioning of Wet FGD systems along with auxiliaries including limestone and gypsum handling systems and wet stack on full turnkey basis. Continue reading NTPC awards GE Steam Power USD 335 million in Contracts to supply and install three Wet FGD Systems

Zachry and Mitsubishi awarded Polyethylene Unit Construction Contract in Texas

San Antonio (TX), USA – Zachry Group and its partner Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. (“MHIA”) have been selected to construct a two-train polyethylene unit that will be part of a new chemical complex near Corpus Christi, Texas.  Upon completion, the complex will include a 1.8 million ton per annum (MTPA) ethane steam cracker, a 1.1 mtpa monoethylene glycol (MEG) unit, and the polyethylene unit that will be built by Zachry Group. Continue reading Zachry and Mitsubishi awarded Polyethylene Unit Construction Contract in Texas

Conveyor Belt Monitoring: New Technologies for the Protection of Conveyor Belting

By A. van Staden In mines and many plants of the processing industry conveyor belts are the lifeline of the production system. It is, therefore, of paramount interest to keep the conveying system up and running and recognise potential hazards (far) ahead of their occurance. Continue reading Conveyor Belt Monitoring: New Technologies for the Protection of Conveyor Belting

Stresses in Silos Part 1: Bulk Solid Properties – Stresses in the Vertical Section

By D. Schulze An important part of bulk solids technology is the understanding of stresses (bulk solid pressures) acting on silo walls which, in turn, is important for the stability of silos. However, the behavior of bulk solids is taught in universities within the frame of mechanical process engineering, or conveying technology, but it is not part of the basic knowledge of all engineers. Therefore, the goal of the present paper is to explain how stresses develop in bulk solids containers such as hoppers or silos. At some instances simplified models are introduced in order to make the understanding of the topic easier for those who are new to bulk solids technology. More details of the matter are presented in [1, 2]. In the first part the behavior of bulk solids which are responsible for the stress conditions in silos and hoppers are outlined, and the stresses developing in a silo’s vertical section are examined. Continue reading Stresses in Silos Part 1: Bulk Solid Properties – Stresses in the Vertical Section

Kason: Twin In-Line Pneumatic Centrifugal Sifter cantilevers for quick Cleaning

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom A new Model Twin XOB-PS-SS Pneumati-Sifter™ Ultra High Capacity dual centrifugal sifter from Kason de-agglomerates and screens bulk materials in-line with dilute-phase pneumatic conveying systems at ultra-high rates. Rated up to 1 barg positive pressure and 356 mm vacuum, it delivers the capacity of two independent high-output sifters, but in less floor space. Continue reading Kason: Twin In-Line Pneumatic Centrifugal Sifter cantilevers for quick Cleaning

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