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Pneumatic Conveyor Design & Engineering

Pneumatic Conveyor Design | Pneumatic Conveying System Design

The Nol-Tec team are experts in dense phase and dilute phase pneumatic conveyor systems, as well as all other aspects of bulk material handling. When a company like yours faces a bulk material handling or process control challenge, we are there at the front end of the project to offer complete pneumatic conveyor system design services, including:

  • Analyzing and solving problems with existing systems
  • Developing pneumatic conveyor concept options and associated costs
  • Conducting material handling process studies
  • Creating bid specifications


Pneumatic Conveyor System Benefits

There are many reasons as to why a pneumatic conveyor system would be more beneficial than a conventional mechanical system. First off, a mechanical system has many moving parts that require constant maintenance. Second, mechanical systems mostly run in a straight line due to the added motor and drive needed at each directional change. Also, mechanical conveyors usually take up a lot of space within a facility.

Pneumatic conveyors do not have the physical constraints seen in mechanical systems. A pneumatic conveyor system consists of a basic pipeline that is used to direct the product from origination to its destined location. Some of the benefits of a pneumatic conveyor system include:

  • Flexibility
  • Simplicity
  • Cleanliness
  • Reduced Maintenance
  • Minimal space requirements

There are two basic types of pneumatic conveyor systems: dense phase and dilute phase. The dense phase pneumatic conveyors utilize low velocity, high-pressure differential gas, while the dilute phase pneumatic conveyors employ high velocity, low-pressure differential gas as the motive force.


Material Transfer

When selecting which pneumatic conveyor is the appropriate choice for your needs, the materials that are being transferred need to be considered. For example, if you are transferring abrasive materials, a dense phase, low velocity high-pressure system may be your best option. The following material characteristics need to be considered before making an educated choice in pneumatic conveyor systems:

  • Bulk density
  • Particle size & distribution
  • Particle shape
  • Abrasiveness
  • Moisture content
  • Cohesiveness
  • Friability
  • Melting point
  • And more


Nol-Tec’s Turnkey Pneumatic Conveyor Design Services

During the proposal phase of your pneumatic conveyor system design project, we will carefully examine your needs and ask the right questions to get the information we need to design an economical, high-quality, custom-engineered pneumatic conveyor system to suit your unique bulk material handling application.

Nol-Tec’s many years of pneumatic conveyor system experience enables us to anticipate and prevent problems. If we identify a questionable area of a proposed system, our research and development professionals investigate the application and recommend changes so that equipment can be installed both safely and effectively.

One of he most important tasks before purchasing a pneumatic conveyor system is that of laboratory testing to verify proposed system design. Nol-tec provides you with the opportunity to try our pneumatic conveyor systems within our unique in-house testing facility. This allows you to experience our pneumatic systems first hand in a real-world environment, which assures that you are purchasing the correct system for your specific job.

Nol-Tec’s pneumatic conveyor system design requires a custom-engineered approach to meet your specific process requirements. Also, if your company requires start-up, installation, training, or field services for your dense phase or dilute phase pneumatic conveyor system Nol-Tec has you covered.


Contact Nol-Tec today to begin a free, no obligation review of your application and requirements.