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Powder & Bulk Solids, September 2018

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PowderBulkSolids.com T h e S o u r c e f o r D r y P r o c e s s i n g a n d B u l k H a n d l i n g Te c h n o l o g y Offi cial Publication of PowderShow.com Vol. 36, No. 10 • IN THIS ISSUE S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 8 When Should You Consider Using a Flow Meter? Want to know if a flow meter is the right choice for your application? Consult with an applications engineer from a material handling company. Page 6 Testing Times for Bulk Food Metal Detector Checks Collecting repeatable and reliable metal detector test results on such a frequent basis manually can be labor intensive, time consuming, disruptive to production, and costly. Page 22 Professional Silo Cleaning Saves Lives Depending on how easily stored material compacts or hydrates, your silo may need to be completely emptied on a regular schedule as often as once a month or as little as every year.. Page 28 Offset Vane Feeder Kice Industries intro- duces a new offset vane feeder. The new design will result in shorter lead times and lower costs. It can bolt directly to an aspirator and provides a seal to protect against product leakage. The rotary vane feeder is used to meter product out of storage tanks or into equipment such as multi-aspirators. Sometimes called a blend vane feeder, it provides a constant, volumetric rate of feed. The rotary vane feeders are built with heavy-duty, mild steel for durability. Kice Industries, Wichita, KS 316-744-7151 www.kice.com High-Efficiency Feeder/Airlock Engineered to solve most common feed problems, the V-Series feeder/airlock handles dry, fine powder or granular product in dilute phase vacuum or pressure conveying systems and in dense phase convey systems. A robust line charger, the feeder is designed for up to 400°F and 29 psig to feed pneumatic conveying systems more efficiently and at high-pressure differen- tials. The 10-vane open- or closed-end rotor design mini- mizes slip leakage, while efficiently feeding through large inlet/outlet flanged open ings. FLSmidth Inc., Bethlehem, PA 610-264-6800 www.conveyorspneumatic.com Feeding Basics Page 10

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