Engineering ToolBox - Resources, Tools and Basic Information for Engineering and Design of Technical Applications!

Pneumatics - Transport of Solids and Separator Types

Separators used in pneumatic solids transport systems and their minimum particle size.

Sponsored Links

In a pneumatic transport system, solids like dust, flour, sugar, sand and many other products, are transported in a high speed air flow.

The table below can be used to indicate minimum particle size recommended for different types of separators.

Pneumatics - Particle Size vs. Separator Principle
Separator PrincipleMinimum Particle Size
(micron)
Gravity 200
Inertial 50-150
Centrifugal, large diameter cyclone 40-60
Centrifugal, small diameter cyclone 20-30
Fan type 15-30
Filter 0.5
Scrubber 0.5-2.0
Electrical 0.001-1.0
  • 1 micron = 0.001 mm
Sponsored Links

Related Topics

  • Piping Systems

    Dimensions of pipes and tubes, materials and capacities, pressure drop calculations and charts, insulation and heat loss diagrams.

Related Documents

Sponsored Links

Search

Search is the most efficient way to navigate the Engineering ToolBox.

Engineering ToolBox - SketchUp Extension - Online 3D modeling!

3D Engineering ToolBox Extension to SketchUp - add parametric components to your SketchUp model

Add standard and customized parametric components - like flange beams, lumbers, piping, stairs and more - to your Sketchup model with the Engineering ToolBox - SketchUp Extension - enabled for use with older versions of the amazing SketchUp Make and the newer "up to date" SketchUp Pro . Add the Engineering ToolBox extension to your SketchUp Make/Pro from the Extension Warehouse !

Translate this Page

Translate this page to Your Own Language .

About the Engineering ToolBox!

Privacy Policy

We don't collect information from our users. More about

Citation

This page can be cited as

  • The Engineering ToolBox (2003). Pneumatics - Transport of Solids and Separator Types. [online] Available at: https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/pneumatic-transport-separators-d_135.html [Accessed Day Month Year].

Modify the access date according your visit.

3D Engineering ToolBox - draw and model technical applications! 2D Engineering ToolBox - create and share online diagram drawing templates! Engineering ToolBox Apps - mobile online and offline engineering applications!

Unit Converter

















































2.27.11

Sponsored Links
.