We often don’t think about the effects that relative humidity can have. It doesn’t stand out the way that the temperature of a room does, where a person might have to turn on a fan or turn up a heater. In fact, relative humidity is crucial to promoting good indoor air quality and is important to the health and safety of several different applications and areas.
When walking through the grocery store and picking up a bag of flour or sugar, you’ve probably never thought about the process that it took to get these items packaged. The small particle size of these materials requires specialized handling to ensure there is minimal damage or loss, which is called pneumatic conveying.
A pneumatic conveying system works by moving the material through an enclosed conveyor line using a combination of pressure differential and the flow of air (or another gas) from a blower or fan. Pneumatic conveying systems can be used to transport cement, starch, sugar, salt, polymers, plastic powder, and other powdered/granular bulk materials. The two most common forms of pneumatic conveying systems are dilute phase and dense phase.
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From the roads we drive on to advancement in technologies, engineering touches our lives daily. This week, we celebrate National Engineers Week in order to show appreciation for their important work, while also engaging the next generation of innovators. Continue reading “Engineers Week 2021: Imagining Tomorrow”
Selecting the correct flowmeter can be a challenging task, and the variety of flow technology options can make the decision even more difficult. By keeping the benefits and drawbacks of each type in mind, you will be able rest easy knowing you’ve made the best choice for your application.
Valves are used to handle a wide variety of functions in controlling the flow of liquids and gases. With so many options available, it’s important to look at all of the factors to ensure you are selecting the correct valve for your application.