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IN THIS ISSUE • J U N E 2 01 9 Vol. 37, No. 7 PowderShow.com Offi cial Publication of 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 PowderBulkSolids.com The Ultimate Guide to NFPA Rotary Valve Compliance Page 12 Representative Samples for Testing Flow properties testing provides the data necessary to design silos and equipment for the storage and handling of bulk sol- ids. This testing has become ubiquitous in good engineering practice when han- dling bulk solids. Page 6 Choosing a Rotary Valve for Your Sanitary Application In a sanitary application, a rotary valve's design and construction materials must meet hygienic standards to ensure that the product reaches the customer with- out contamination. Page 36 Dust Collection Systems: 10 Common Questions Whether designing a new dust collec- tion system or evaluating your current system, being equipped with some basic knowledge about the key factors that affect performance is imperative. Page 16 Rotary Valves Encompassing the hygienic series, heavy- duty series and extra heavy-duty series, the RotaVal line of rotary valves offers a choice of more than 15,000 different configurations to suit virtually any powder handling process, along with custom valves for special situations. Engineered for rugged performance in the food, dairy, chemical, pharmaceutical, plastics, mineral, and other industries, the versatile valves safely discharge pow- ders from hoppers, fill process machinery, dose from silos, and isolate pneumatic conveying zones between sifters, mix- ers, screw conveyors, etc. Gericke USA Inc., Somerset, NJ 855-888-0088 www.gerickegroup.com Ergonomic Vacuum Sack Lifter Regardless of what they are made of – paper, plastic, fabric – or what they contain – flour, sand, pharmaceutical ingredients – all sacks are handled with ease with the help of Piab's ergo- nomic Vaculex vacuum lifter. There is no need for heavy manual work such as lifting sacks for stacking on pallets, emptying into hop- pers/feed stations, or feeding/loading/palletizing directly into or from a production line. Vaculex semi-automated lifters are designed to take the strain off workers. Piab USA, Hingham, MA 800-321-7422 www.piab.com

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