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Thread: Powder silos containing multiple inserts

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    Posted by Ian Whitlam, Hutchinson Whitlam Associates on December 06, 1999 at 10:38:00:

    Our practice is currently working on a bulk storage facility for a 'difficult' powder product. We have commissioned a series of 120 cu.m. silos in which we have installed multiple arrays of 'tent' shaped inserts to limit the compressive stresses developed in the powder and thus maintain mass flow without caking.

    The system works well and we are now trying to refine our theoretical design to reflect the observed performance of our clients installation.

    Does anyone know of any published material which may cover this topic? Alternatively, is there anyone working on similar schemes with whom we could compare notes and exchange ideas for mutual benefit?




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    Re: Powder silos containing multiple inserts

    Posted by Richard Farnish, Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, Univ. Greenwich on December 10, 1999 at 04:34:33:

    In Reply to: Powder silos containing multiple inserts posted by Ian Whitlam, Hutchinson Whitlam Associates on December 06, 1999 at 10:38:00:

    We have had some experience with silos using multiple "tents", and have developed a programme
    to carry out calculations for pressures, etc. Feel free to contact us if you want to discuss this further.

    Details of The Wolfson Centre can be found at: http://www.gre.ac.uk/directory/wolfson




  3. Re: Powder silos containing multiple inserts

    Posted by Lyn Bates on December 08, 1999 at 10:18:21:

    In Reply to: Powder silos containing multiple inserts posted by Ian Whitlam, Hutchinson Whitlam Associates on December 06, 1999 at 10:38:00:

    see reply to enquiry above.




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