Bulk Material Handling Articles

  • Small lime works with big technology

    Recently, KöhlerKalk in Northern Hesse commissioned a new kiln. Thanks to the rotary lobe compressors made by AERZEN, the plant manufactured by QualiCal counts among the most efficient solutions in its field.  In Northern Hesse, they are calcining dolomite, a crystalline mineral mixture consisting of calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate. This burnt lime is particularly suitable ...

  • Measuring CO2 to Optimise the Bulk Storage of Food

    Meeting the food requirements of a growing global population is becoming increasingly difficult. Despite the need for additional food, it is estimated that 50-60% of grain is lost after harvesting, at a cost of about $1 trillion per year.1 One of the major reasons for lost grain is spoilage due to mould or insect infestation during storage.2 To provide a ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • Searching for Potential Unmarked Graves Near San Antonio, Texas - Case Study

    Our client, Terracon, used AGI tools and software in order to identify whether or not there were unmarked graves near a family cemetery and a known historical site for homesteaders near San Antonio, Texas. Process Our client was interested in mapping an area being developed near a cemetery that dated back to 1899. The client used the ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Waste handling systems for hygiene product manufacturers

    Valvan Baling systems is the preferred supplier for waste handling systems at several renowned hygiene product manufacturing companies. One of the largest producers of hygiene products, such as diapers and feminine care, has built a new state-of-the-art plant. All the trim waste from the production lines is handled through a waste handling system, built and installed by Valvan Baling ...


    By Valvan Baling Systems NV

  • Preventing operating problems by maintaining your rotary airlock valve

    Even though a rotary airlock valve is a relatively simple device, you have to maintain it properly to ensure it performs dependably. Proper maintenance will provide twin long-term dividends: better valve performance and smooth conveying system operation. First, know your valve inside and out. Maintenance workers should read the manufacturer's operating manual. This will help them understand the ...


    By Wm. W. Meyer & Sons, Inc.

  • Industrial Screw Conveyors: Which is best for your company?

    Auger or screw conveyors easily move materials and offer valuable protection for other equipment. However, not just any auger conveyor can do the job efficiently. Astro Engineering and Manufacturing provides professional help in the process of selecting and designing the perfect system. Here are some helpful tips on choosing industrial screw ...

  • Rotary valve maintenance: preventing operating problems

    Preventing operating problems by maintaining your rotary airlock valve Even though a rotary airlock valve is a relatively simple device, you have to maintain it properly to ensure it performs dependably. Proper maintenance will provide twin long-term dividends: better valve performance and smooth conveying system operation. First, know your valve inside and out. Maintenance ...


    By Wm. W. Meyer & Sons, Inc.

  • Econo-Pak`s Compact Case Packer Uses the Latest Adhesive Technology

    One of many OEMs to opt for the innovative ProBlue Liberty hot melt application system from Nordson recently is Econo-Pak GmbH. With headquarters at Flonheim in the German state of Rheinland-Palatinate, the specialist for various types of end-of-line packaging machines recently exhibited a version of its new generation of case packers in combination with an especially powerful model of the ...


    By Nordson EFD

  • Case study - MBT Zary

    Plant for mechanical-biological waste treatment (MBT) in Polish Zary - designed, built and equipped in cooperation between different companies of the Eggersmann group. Customer: Zaklad Zagospodarowania Odpadów Sp. z o.o. Retention: January 2013 Commissioning: January 2015 Input: ...


    By Eggersmann Anlagenbau

  • Thermal Screw Conveyors: Heated or Chilled

    Industrial screw conveyors, also known as auger conveyors, are a widely-used method of bulk conveyance in many industries. These industries include food and chemical processing, water treatment plants, biofuel production, agriculture, and more. Besides conveyance, there are added benefits industrial screw conveyors can bring to its users. One of these benefits is the ...

  • Case study - Bespoke Solutions

    PROJECT 5000kg/h animal remains incineration project in accordance with EU WID Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia PROJECT DESCRIPTION The purpose of the plant was to dispose of the animal waste associated with Hajj religious festi-val in Makkah Saudi Arabia. During the festival approximately 10,000 tonnes of waste is pro-duced in 4-5 days. Historically ...


    By Todaysure Matthews

  • Case study - Bespoke Solutions

    PROJECT 450kg/hr animal remains incineration project in accordance with PG5/3, The Secretary of State’s Guidance Note for the incineration of animal remains under 10 tonnes per day Lincolnshire, UK PROJECT DESCRIPTION The purpose of the plant was to provide an incineration solution which complimented the clients livestock slaughter ...


    By Todaysure Matthews

  • Case study - Bespoke Solutions

    PROJECT 700kg/h animal remains incineration project in accordance with EU WID (Waste Incineration Directive 200/76/EU) Chrzanów , Poland PROJECT DESCRIPTION The purpose of the plant was a combined waste disposal / energy recovery. In-stalled at a large meat processing plant the plant was designed to process approxi-mately 700kg/h per of ...


    By Todaysure Matthews

  • Industrial Screw Conveyors: Design and Use

    Industrial screw conveyors are used by many industries such as water treatment plants, food and chemical processors, biofuel, agricultural, wood pulp, and more. They are used to efficiently convey materials, frequently to or from hoppers and bins. Thermal screw conveyors are also extremely useful in many industries. The ability to heat or chill the conveyed material can bring big improvement for ...

  • Raw material cycle: from chip to briquette to product - Case Study

    Thanks to their briquetting system from RUF Frischhut can redeploy production scrap and melt it again Ludwig Frischhut GmbH and Co. KG have closed the circle on their raw material cycle by utilising a briquetting press from RUF: cast chips produced during the machining of parts for water supply and sewage disposal are pressed to solid briquettes and then melted in the in-house foundry and ...

  • Higher-Quality Pumps Work Best For Bulk Liquid Terminals

    When you’re running a dockside petroleum liquid products, chemicals and LPG/LNG or multiple bulk liquids terminal, your reliability as a supplier – and the ability to win repeat business – is heavily reliant on the quality of the fluid-handling equipment and pumping systems on hand. Reliability rules For terminal operators, reliable handling and high transfer ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Keep Your Auger Conveyor Running Smoothly - Case Study

    A commercial auger conveyor is an efficient way to move raw materials from one area to another with little to no spillage. However, screw conveyors can develop or create other problems. Here are some ways to solve some of the more common issues you may encounter. Dust Problems Dust in the atmosphere can be a serious ...

  • Sludge Blanket Theory: Digging deeper

    With over 50 years of design and manufacturing experience, we are rightly proud of our British-built environmentally friendly SludgeWatch 715 Sludge Blanket Detector. Our user-friendly design is highly portable, simple to use and along with its low cost has worldwide appeal. Things have changed somewhat since our first Sludge Blanket Detector was made back in 1974. No more messy man-handling of ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Choosing the Right Vibratory Sifter for Sieving Food Powders

    Food and beverage manufacturers have to adhere to extremely high standards of production quality, both to meet their regulatory obligations and to manage risk when bringing a product to market. Sieving and sifting food powders is a critical step in the manufacturing of several products, one that is responsible for filtering out fine impurities that can ...


    By VibraScreener Inc.

  • Bulk Bag System Design Considerations

    Designing a new Bulk Bag Mix Tank Feed System? Here are some considerations during the design phase that will help meet expectations of plant managers and operators alike: Gravity feed of solution or metering pumps: Depending on the installation, solution/slurry from the mix tank can be gravity fed to process or if discharging into pressure, ...


    By IPM Systems, LLC

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