pneumatic pipe plug Articles

  • 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

  • Abrasives case study - Essroc Materials, Inc.

    Plugging, Surging and Wear-Through Virtually Eliminated by Smart Elbows® At Essroc Materials, Inc., formerly Coplay Cement, plugging and elbow wear in pneumatic conveying lines caused unnecessary downtime and repair expense. The Frederick, MD, facility is a wet-process cement plant that produces 350,000 to 400,000 tons of cement a year using two 400-foot-long rotary ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • 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 - Stonhard

    Elbow Cuts Maintenance Problem Stonhard Inc., processes and packages colored silica aggregate at its Ft. Wayne, IN facility. The material is part of a three-component mortar consisting of liquid epoxy resin and a liquid curing agent used for industrial and commercial flooring applications. Some 82,000 lb. of this aggregate is pneumatically ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Abrasives case study - Chromalloy

    Chromalloy, Drilling Fluids Division, produces barite at its Houston, TX facility. Chromalloy was using standard elbows on its 4- and 5"-diameter pneumatic conveying lines, which carry barite from the grinding mill to the storage tanks where it is stored prior to loading into hopper cars and bulk trucks. Figure 1: A cross section of the new type of elbow in use at Chromalloy. Suspended ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Grain case study - National Oats Co.

    National Oats Reduces Maintenance and Replacement Costs, Improves Flow Control with HammerTek Smart Elbow® "Cost-effective, compact, convenient and durable." That's how National Oats' Bob Williams, chief project engineer, describes the HammerTek Smart Elbow®. The installation of three Smart Elbows proved to be an effective flow control remedy, reducing turbulence and abrasion to the ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Plastics case study - RheTech

    RheTech found that HammerTek Smart Elbows could convey highly abrasive finished product with few signs of wear after a year in service. The sweeps previously used lasted only three or four months. RheTech, Inc. of Whitmore Lake, Michigan, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of proprietary thermoplastic polyolefin alloys and compounds uses such additives as minerals, fiber reinforcements and ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Case study - RheTech

    Six years after installation, the Smart Elbow® has provided years of maintenance free production and still eliminates streamers. It's been close to five years since HammerTek did a case study on the 120 Smart Elbows® installed at RheTech, Inc.'s Whitmore Lake, Michigan plant. That first case study presented the drastic difference in how operations had changed after the June 1997 ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Abrasives case study - Western Paving Corporation

    Smart Elbow® ends elbow wear problem in paving plant Subject Western Paving Corporation's Denver, Colorado plant Situation A division of Western Mobil, Western Paving Corporation makes asphalt for their own extensive paving operation as well as supplying others'. The plant produces 29 different paving product mixes, ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Power Case Study - PECO Energy

    Smart Elbow® prevents magnesium oxide leakage at coal-fired generating plant As featured on Today's Environment on the Discovery Channel, and in the September '95 issue of Powder & Bulk Engineering. Subject PECO Energy Company's Eddystone Generating Plant, Philadelphia, PA area Situation In order to ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Case study - QED pumps are the pumps of choice at North America’s largest landfill

    The Puente Hills Landfill in Los Angeles County, California, is the largest operating landfill in North America based on daily tonnage received.  Located in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County near Whittier, California, it is owned and operated by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County.  It has received approximately 118 million tons of solid waste as of April 2008, ...


    By Geotech

  • Tech update: Plant instrumentation - food engineering

    Sensors and other devices are the foot soldiers in automation architecture, but most food and beverage manufacturers still are looking for full value. You know an equipment category has arrived when it starts getting its own industry-specific center. For the food production sensors that do the heavy lifting in instrumentation technology, that day could arrive earlier rather than ...


    By Hardy Process Solutions

  • Renewable energy marketplace

    ALLU Group markets two types of equipment for use in biomass energy operations. The ALLU Screener Crusher bucket attaches to a front-end loader. The bucket is designed to aerate, crush, screen and mix at one time. The Screener Crusher has a rigid steel frame, onto which horizontally rotating screening and crushing drums are mounted. All the drums rotate in the same direction. There are several ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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