AVOIDING BRIDGING AND RAT-HOLING

OFTEN THE PRODUCED POWDER CHANGE, BUT THE SILOS STILL EXIST. THEY GET USED BECAUSE NOBODY BREAK THEM DOWN, BUT TRY TO USE IN NEW CIRCUMSTANCES – WITH A LOT COSTS AND MAKING CHANGE AFTER CHANGE …………. NEWER ENDS AND NEWER REACH ACCEPTABLE RESULTS.

THE SILOS FOR STORAGE OF DIFFERENT POWDERS OR POWDERS WITH CHANGING FLOWABILITY OR EVEN NOT KNOW NEW POWDER, CAN NOT BE DESIGNED ON TRADITIONAL WAY – WITH A CONE.

THE “ IDEAL FLOW SILOS “ ARE BUILD WITHOUT CONE, WITH A DISCHARGE EQUIPMENT AS BIG AS THE SILO DIAMETER. THE DISCHARGE EQUIPMENT “SILETTA” COVERS THE WHOLE SILO DIAMETER AND DISCHARGE UNIFORMLY FROM EACH POINT OF THE BIG DISCHARGE BOTTOM.

IN THIS CASE THE RAT-HOLING OR FUNNEL FLOW CAN NOT EXIST BECAUSE THE WHOLE SILO CONTENT IS MOVING LIKE A PISTON IN A CYLINDER.

THE BRIDGING IS NOT POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF VERTICAL WALLS. THE BRIDGE, IF IT COULD BE STABLE, WOULD SLIDE DOWN ALONG THE SILO WALLS. ON THIS WAY IT IS POSSIBLE TO BUILD SILOS WITH SMALLER DIAMETER THAN THE DIAMETER OF POSSIBLE BRIDGES.

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R. WOHLWEND