Carbon Black Transfer, be it in powder
or prill form, presents a number of challenges that are uniquely
addressed by the Aero-Mechanical Conveyor. The obvious major concerns
are cleanliness of the environment and the avoidance of product
degradation during transfer.
Aero-Mechanical conveyors are completely enclosed and do not pressurize
during transfer. This keeps the dust where it should be - inside
the conveyor. When coupled to specially designed 'Glove Box'
type bag Dump Stations or Bulk Bag Unloaders, transfer is achieved
without spillage. Additionally, because the aero-mechanical conveyor
velocity is typically 750ft/min and partially fluidizes the pocket
of material during transfer, it does not suffer from the impact
damage associated with lean phase pneumatic conveying. Finally,
the disc and cable assembly that is the mechanism for conveying
acts as a barrier to product segregation.