Pneumatic Conveying Design Guide / Edition 2

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The Pneumatic Conveying Design Guide will be of use to both designers and users of pneumatic conveying systems. Each aspect of the subject is discussed from basic principles to support those new to, or learning about, this versatile technique.

The Guide includes detailed data and information on the conveying characteristics of a number of materials embracing a wide range of properties. The data can be used to design pneumatic conveying systems for the particular materials, using logic diagrams for design procedures, and scaling parameters for the conveying line configuration. Where pneumatic conveyors already exist, the improvement of their performance is considered, based on strategies for optimizing and up-rating, and the extending of systems or adapting them for a change of material is also considered.

All aspects of the pneumatic conveying system are considered, such as the type of material used, conveying distance, system constraints including feeding and discharging, health and safety requirements, and the need for continuous or batch conveying.

• Highly practical, enabling suppliers and users to choose, design, and build suitable systems with a high degree of confidence
• Health and safety requirements taken into consideration in the safe conveying methods described in this book
• Practical application combined with background theory makes this an excellent resource for those learning about the topic

Audience: Design, plant, maintenance and process engineers, industrial engineers and manufacturers in process industries. Library reference for universities teaching postgraduate courses on Bulk Solids Handling.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Excellent practical data for industry. There is some outstanding content in this book - data and insights that are very hard to find elsewhere". T. A. Bell, Dupont, USA

"The text blends theory with application and strategically uses case studies to illuminate good industrial design practices, which will be invaluable to the practitioner." - E-Streams, Vol. 8, No. 5 - May 2005

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750654715
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 1/22/2004
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 650
  • Product dimensions: 1.50 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Meet the Author

David Mills has worked in the field of pneumatic conveying for over forty years. From 1998 - 2006 he was Professor of Bulk Solids Handling at Glasgow Caledonian University. He has published over 170 papers in the field, and has been working as an independent consultant in pneumatic conveying since 1996.

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A practical and well-reviewed resource in an area where few other books exist
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Table of Contents

Systems and Components:
Introduction to pneumatic conveying and the guide.
Review of pneumatic conveying systems.
Pipeline feeding devices.
Pipelines and valves.
Air movers.
Gas-solid separation devices.
System selection considerations.

System Design:
Air flow rate evaluation.
Air only relations.
Conveying characteristics.
Conveying capability.
Material property influences.
Pipeline scaling parameters.
Design procedures.
Case studies.
First approximation design methods.
Multiple use systems.

System Operation:
Troubleshooting and material flow problems.
Optimizing and up-rating of existing systems.
Operating problems.
Erosive wear.
Particle degradation.
Moisture and condensation.
Health and safety.

Appendix 1: Determination of relevant material properties.
Appendix 2: Additional conveying data.

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