How our Silo Discharge works
We specifically offer a couple pieces of technology that enhance flow to provide continuous, reliable material discharge that is also easy to maintain:
Model 328 (fluidizing bin bottom)
A cone is placed at the bottom of the silo that includes our 276 aerator valves to fluidize the material as it’s being discharged. The valves are unique in that they have a double air source providing a dynamic pulse while also preventing material from going back into the valve. The bin bottom is easily serviceable with the valves being individually removed, serviced and replaced.
Model 420 (air pad distributor)
The air pad is placed below the fluidizing bin bottom and used to promote material discharge to multiple locations. The distributor features a fabric membrane that creates a thin layer of gently pulsating air which moves the material and requires minimal height.
Nol-Tec Silo Discharge - the difference
Silos are the predominant storage solution used for larger volumes of sorbent storage. It is imperative that the right technology is used to get the sorbent out of the silo without plugging or “dead legging” (when a material stays in a small area under stress for a long period of time). Nol-Tec’s Fluidizing Bin Bottom and Air Pad Distributor provide the solution you need.
In respect to the fluidizing bin bottom, a cone and aerator ‘double air source’ valves are placed at the bottom of the silo to both improve the fluidization of the material as it’s being discharged, and prevent material from going back into the valve. The air pad distributor features a fabric membrane that creates a thin layer of gently pulsating air, is used to better promote material discharge to multiple locations.
In combination, these solutions to improve silo discharge can be easily retrofitted to any system, deliver improved sorbent discharge
- Only solution that reduces pressure and contact points between particles allowing reliable sorbent flow when needed
- Being mounted externally, there is no requirement to go inside the silo for installation or service
- eliminates the need for multiple cones, removing dead legging concerns
- extra stress to dust collection is prevented, resulting in reduced safety risks and maintenance costs
For more detailed information about silo discharge, you can download product literature below.
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