Pneumatic Conveying Systems

Course Number: M-5013
Credit: 5 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: A. Bhatia, Mechanical Engineer
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Overview

In Pneumatic Conveying Systems, you'll learn ...

  • Understand the advantages of pneumatic conveying systems over mechanical conveying
  • Understand the characteristics, limitations and fundamental design differences of dilute phase, dense phase and air activated gravity conveying
  • Understand the design approach and typical specifications of positive pressure, vacuum and combination pull-push dilute phase conveying systems
  • Understand the factors influencing the performance of pneumatic conveying systems and learn how conveying rates are affected by distances

Overview

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Credit: 5 PDH

Length: 59 pages

From pebble lime to peanuts, from coal to baby powder - and everything in between – pneumatic conveying has long been a popular choice for moving bulk materials, either from storage facilities to a process unit, or between process units. Two most distinct categories of pneumatic conveying can be described as either dilute-phase or dense-phase systems. These have been developed over the past few decades to take advantage of the different behavioral properties of bulk materials and also to meet the increasingly demanding requirements of industry in the areas of system reliability, product quality control and energy efficiency. In particular, dense phase operation (with its relatively low velocities) is usually preferable if the conveyed material degrades easily or is highly abrasive.

Selecting the correct pneumatic conveying regime for your requirements is a vital decision for a successfully designed system. This 5-hour course presents an overview of pneumatic material handling system and summarizes the main hardware and technology attributes for efficient conveying.

Process/production personnel, mechanical and chemical engineers, operation and maintenance engineers in the following industries will benefit from the information provided in this course: chemical, petrochemical, agro-chemical, and specialty chemical, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, food processing, mining/mineral processing, plastics processing, bulk storage, pulp and paper.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understand the advantages of pneumatic conveying systems over mechanical conveying
  • Understand the characteristics, limitations and fundamental design differences of dilute phase, dense phase and air activated gravity conveying
  • Understand the design approach and typical specifications of positive pressure, vacuum and combination pull-push dilute phase conveying systems
  • Understand the factors influencing the performance of pneumatic conveying systems and learn how conveying rates are affected by distances
  • Understand the terms "saltation" and "choking" as applicable to pneumatic systems
  • Learn by example – the methodology for selection of prime mover for a dilute phase pneumatic conveying systems
  • Gain understanding of pneumatic conveying system components such as fans, airlocks, separators, piping and filters
  • Understand the three key reasons to use dense phase systems
  • Understand the different modes of dense phase conveying
  • Learn top ten tips for the design of dilute and dense phase conveying systems

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 25 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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