air storage silo Articles

  • Solidification / Immobilisation of hazardous waste for subterranean storage

    The use of subterranean salt mines for the final storage of inorganic hazardous waste is state of the art in Germany, and in fact most other European countries. However, the technical requirements to prepare the waste in an appropriate way are quite challenging. Over ten years ago econ supplied a plant to a salt mine in eastern Germany. The plant uses econ’s unique batch-wise working mixing ...

  • Gentle unloading of sodium perborate from bulk vehicles by pneumatic plug conveying

    Subject: Unloading bulk vehicles; conveyor system; conveying distance 9 meters horizontal, 12 meters vertical   Client: Labud d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia   Gericke Technology: Gentle unloading of bulk tankers; PTA-PL system (Pulseline®). Mobile docking station with integral controlunit, additional equipment for controlled and pulsed secondary air, injections along the pipe ...


    By Gericke

  • Pneumatic dense phase conveying system for the cement industry

    Description: Conveying system over horizontal distances of 120 and 200 metres, with an additional vertical lift of 25 metres.   Client: ENCI Nederland B.V.   Gericke Technology: Pneumatic dense phase conveying system type PHFD 5750/D with silo-discharge and product-delivery facilities. Twin pressure vessel (transmitter) arrangement. Gericke type GB minimum wear conveyor pipeline ...


    By Gericke

  • You can dewater your cake and pump it too! Conveyance options for OCSD Plant 1

    OCSD is currently upgrading Reclamation Plant 1 to co-thicken primary and waste activated solids using centrifuges. Digested solids will also be dewatered using centrifuges and the two processes will be housed in the same building. A small building footprint, stringent redundancy requirements, and a 200 foot distance between the dewatering and storage facilities requires innovative engineering ...

  • Pneumatic dense phase conveying system for a Limestone Plant

    Description: Conveying system over a distance of 160 metres horizontal, 30 metres vertical lift with 6 conveying bends. Client: Limestone processing plant Gericke Technology:Continuous pneumatic dense phase PTA system with twin pressure vessel (transmitter) arrangement, each one holding 650 litres with fully automatic sequencing controls. Application: Conveying of powdered limestone from ...


    By Gericke

  • Abrasives case study - Fiberglas Canada

    Clogging was a major problem in transferring abrasive material in a fiberglass process. The resulting operating inefficiencies were ended with a new type of piping elbow. By Leslie Burt Fiberglass is produced in an automated process at Fiberglas Canada's plant in Scarborough, Ontario. The process starts with six ingredients, the main ones being sand, borax, soda ash and limestone. After they ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Dry mortar produced according to the state of the art - Case Study

    Oradea – a town in Northwestern Romania, near the Hungarian border, is the birthplace of Adeplast, a Romanian group of companies. In 1996, Marcel Bărbuţ, became the majority shareholder of the company established in 1994 under the name Multistar Prod S.R.L. and transformed it into a Romanian-Austrian company. The link to Austria is obvious with Marcel Bărbuţ, ...

  • Plastics case study - Rensselaer

    Cutting Corners is Easy with New Elbow Design for Piping A simple and inexpensive upgrading of the pneumatic conveying system at the Rensselaer Plastics Co., Rensselaer, IN., is reducing maintenance while saving the company money in a number of ways. Rensselaer Plastics Co. specializes in PVC piping products for the plumbing trade. Annual sales of the company are in the ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Abrasives case study - Carbo Ceramics

    It's been four years since Tom Sorensen has had to replace an elbow in his pneumatic conveying lines. But life wasn't always this easy for the maintenance manager at Carbo Ceramics' Eufaula, Ala. Facility. The company manufactures ceramic beads for use as proppants in oil and gas exploration and drilling. Global Giants such as Halliburton and Schlumberger pump the ceramic beads into well bores to ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • How To Avoid Dust Explosions In Your Baghouse

    A massive fire and explosion in the dust collection system of a New Hampshire wood pellet manufacturer demonstrates the need for adequate system design to prevent combustible dust explosions in general industry.  We recently published a news article on Environmental-Expert.com about OSHA’s enforcement actions concerning last year’s combustible dust fire and explosion at the ...


    By Baghouse.com

  • Vibrating feeders for stockpiling and reclaim

    The expanding applications of vibratory feeders for controlling the flow of bulk materials, and their adaptation for processing requirements, have developed considerable interest in stockpiling and reclaim systems. The general design of these units consists of a material transporting trough, or platform, driven by a vibratory force system. The flexibility and variety of designs is limited only by ...


    By General Kinematics

  • Explosion Proof UV Lights for Commercial and Industrial HVAC systems

    In the past decade, more and more people have been installing UV lights in their HVAC systems to eradicate harmful bacteria. A timely study from Duke University Medical Center has proven the effectiveness of using UVC bands to disinfect a myriad of dangerous microbes, including drug-resistant bacteria, such as Acinetobacter, Clostridium difficile and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). During ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Plastics case study - Acro

    Smart Elbow® solves plastics problem Subject ACRO Extrusion Corporation's Wilmington, DE plant. Situation Stainless steel sweep elbows were wearing through at ACRO Extrusion Corporation, causing considerable downtime, product loss, and maintenance expense. The sweep elbows in their pneumatic conveying system were ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Batch blenders make modern mortars in China

    With no internal moving parts, blenders minimize abrasive wear and simplify cleaning at two SureBlock plants. In 1997, US-based SureBlock entered a joint venture with China's Tianjin People's Building Material Products Factory to make concrete masonry units (CMUs). Commonly known as concrete blocks, CMUs come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. They are mainly used to erect structural walls, ...

  • Cutting food loss and waste will benefit people and the environment, says new study on World Environment Day

    One out of every four calories produced by the global agricultural system is being lost or wasted, according to new analysis. This situation poses a serious challenge to the world’s ability to reduce hunger and meet the food needs of the rapidly-expanding global population. Released on  World Environment ...

  • Paragould AR case study

    Maximum Capacity Expected Increased population in Paragould, Ark., forces city to expand wastewater treatment plant to better manage sludge disposal Does this sound familiar? Your lagoon is filling with both primary and secondary sludge, and will be at capacity within the next two years. Paragould, Ark., a growing city of 22,500 located in northeast Arkansas, had just that problem. ...


    By Komline-Sanderson

  • Why instrument hire makes occupational safety sense

    Background Decisions concerning the acquisition of occupational safety monitoring instrumentation are often made by operational staff that may not have visibility of the full financial implications of their choices. The following article will examine the factors affecting these decisions and explain why a strategic decision to hire instrumentation can deliver substantial and wide-ranging ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • What is Confined Space Rescue?

    Confined space rescue is one of the most dangerous and difficult types of rescue known in the world today. Imagine that you see a construction worker trapped in a sewer from the road above. How would you assist that person if you didn’t have confined space rescue training? You really wouldn’t know where to start. ...


    By Code Red Safety

  • Hazard material information management and regulatory compliance

    Prior to the 1970s, legislative acts addressing hazardous chemicals were few in number and specific to a handful of topics. The Refuse Act of 1899 was often ignored and rarely enforced, and the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 was exclusive to radioactive material. When it came to workplace and community safety involving the handling, storage, disposal, and transportation of hazardous materials, ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • From a standard valve to a genuine all-rounder

    With the Vidos butterfly valve, Ebro is offering plant engineers and operators alike a simple, cost-effective solution for various dosing and discharge applications. The valve allows discharge volumes to be regulated flexibly across a very wide range. Another key benefit: the manufacturer has chosen exactly the same liners, bodies, actuators and control elements as can be found in standard ...

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