Separating dust

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    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2016 June

    Medium Digital

    People and communities > Health & safety


    Scope & contentApplied fluid dynamics and OCRIM aspiration endline machines

    An OCRIM – FMB study aiming the optimisation of dust recovery in the aspiration and transport lines.

    A mill, as well as most of the production plants, is a set of machines connected to each other and crossed by a continuous (or not) product flow rate; one of its main characteristics is that product flow between the machines can also occur by means of pneumatic transport systems.

    The design of this “locomotive” apparatus isn’t simple at all:
    - The right airflow rate for handling the amount of product you want in the various branches of the plant must be guaranteed
    - Flows have to be not too high in order to limit the suction of “good” product by the fan
    - Energy consumption and operating costs should be evaluated

    In recent years OCRIM activities in R&D, in collaboration with its partner company F.M.B. Eng.In.E., part of the University of Parma, have been strongly addressed toward the optimisation of suction systems and pneumatic transport. In fact, their efficiency directly depends on the proper functioning of the entire milling system. This article will explore what has been done, and what is being done, regarding some of the key components of the suction system and pneumatic transport.

    Read about:
    Filtration elements
    Optimisation of filtration material
    Optimisation of filter design parameters


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