What Type of Bend is Best for Abrasion Resistance?

From the fly ash of heavy industry to plastic resin powder, abrasive wear is a major challenge in conveying many types of dry bulk materials. For manufacturers who have to manage abrasive wear, it’s necessary to install pneumatic conveying components specifically designed to resist it. Due to their angle of change, pneumatic conveying bends are … Keep Reading

Types of Wear in Pneumatic Conveying (and How to Prevent Them)

Component wear is one of the most common and disruptive problems in pneumatic conveying. As wear increases, so too does the risk of problems like shredding, streamers, contamination, friability, corrosion, erosion, blocking and dusting, and pile and bulking. These then require significant downtime and maintenance costs to fix, seriously impacting your productivity and bottom line. … Keep Reading

Your Quick Guide to Stainless Steel Bends

Stainless steel bends are very common in pneumatic conveying systems for a wide variety of industries – and for good reason. They’re incredibly versatile, offering both incredible strength and high resistance to corrosion and wear. Depending on your application, stainless steel bends can help you extend your system lifespan and reduce maintenance costs all while … Keep Reading

Your Quick Guide to Carbon Steel Bends

Many pneumatic conveying system designers use stainless steel bends simply because they’re a common choice. But unless your products are particularly corrosive or need to be conveyed at extremely low temperatures, you might be inflating your maintenance costs for very little gain. One popular alternative is carbon steel bends. The addition of carbon gives these … Keep Reading

Short-Radius vs Long-Radius Bends

Problems like component wear, product degradation, and system pressure drops can seriously reduce the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of your pneumatic conveying system. But while system designers can spend a great deal of time and money trying to resolve these issues, many overlook the simple but impactful role of bend radii. The different lengths and curvatures … Keep Reading

What is Dry Bulk Material Handling and Why is it Important?

Dry bulk material handling involves storing, discharging, and transporting dry materials in bulk quantities. This process is key to many manufacturing industries, including: Raw materials are delivered in large containers to factories and processing plants by trucks, ships, or trains. They typically come in bulk bags (big bags, flexible intermediate bulk containers [FIBCs], super sacks), … Keep Reading

What Size Elbow Do You Need for Your Pneumatic Conveying System?

Pneumatic conveying elbows change the flow direction of materials as they move through your dry bulk materials handling system. With such a simple task to perform, you might think that selecting the right size elbow is equally straightforward. But which components you install can make all the difference in flow efficiency, product quality, and ongoing … Keep Reading

Centerline Radius vs Bend Radius: What’s the Difference?

Pneumatic conveying is full of technical terms that can make it difficult to comprehend. Even experts can get mixed up between two relatively simple terms when they’re so similar. And in our experience, conversations about centerline radius (CLR) vs bend radius can often lead to confusion. If you research these two terms, you might struggle … Keep Reading