Dense Phase Conveying Equipment
Solutions for your hard to convey materials
Dense phase systems convey materials at slower velocity than traditional dilute phase pneumatic systems. Unlike dilute phase conveying, in which all the material is suspended in a high speed gas stream, dense phase conveying moves material in a slower but more concentrated manner, especially along the bottom of the pipeline. The dense phase system will be designed to move material in a strand, slug or fluidized mode depending on the nature of the material and the plant configuration. The dense phase conveying method is typically capable of higher conveying rates and longer conveying distances.
Dense Phase Pressure Vessel
Dense phase pressure vessels employ high air pressure — above 1 bar(g) [15 psi(g)] — and low air volume as the motive force to convey powder or granular bulk solid materials through a pipeline at low velocity. They are designed for high capacity conveying rates and long distances in purged (clear line) and non-purged (full-line) systems. There are no moving parts besides the inlet and vent valves, so less wear occurs. Pressure vessel units are pre-assembled to reduce installation cost, requiring only compressed air source and electrical power.
Omniveyor™ Basic System
The Coperion K-Tron OmniveyorTM basic pressure vessel system provides manual single point control of convey air pressure and air flow along the entire length of the convey line utilizing Coperion K-Tron’s air injectors. The basic system provides an economical option for dense phase pressure vessel conveying.
Omniveyor™ AIM System
This is a radical departure from dense phase systems that employ manual pressure adjustments and flow regulation with no feedback along the convey line. The Coperion K-Tron Omniveyor™ Air Injection Modules (AIM) pressure vessel system utilizes Coperion K-Tron's automated air injectors. The advanced system feedback can sense any change to the material, operational distance or rate, or environmental conditions along the convey line, make compensations, and provide the needed reliability. The Coperion K-Tron Omniveyor AIM system has the capability of providing pressure and flow information at the source, along several points on the convey line and at the destination(s). The system is ideal for dissimilar processes that change material often.
Dense Phase Controls & Air Injection Module (AIM)
The simple to operate dense phase control system is designed with complete control, both in manual and automatic modes, of all components in the dense phase system scope of supply. The dense phase controls allow the Air Injection Module (AIM) the ability to inject compressed air at strategically placed points along a convey line to control velocity and material-to-air ratio, and thus reduce the potential for convey line plugging, abrasion, degradation and segregation, especially with difficult materials.