A simulation system for pneumatic conveying systems

David J. Mason, Predrag Marjanovic, Avi Levy

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Pneumatic conveying systems provide a highly flexible means of transporting dry bulk particulate materials. The main problem encountered when designing, optimising, or uprating these systems is the determination of the air supply necessary to achieve a particular duty (solids mass flow rate). Many correlations exist to predict the pressure drop necessary to drive the flow, and the gas velocities necessary for successful operation. Unfortunately, the design methods that incorporate these correlations are limited in terms of their flexibility. The development of tills simulation resulted from the desire to increase the flexibility of the design method, and the need to employ more than one pressure drop correlation. As a result of these two requirements the problem of simulating the operation of a pneumatic conveying system was re-evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-14
Number of pages8
JournalPowder Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 Conference on Pneumatic and Hydraulic Conveying Systems - Palm Coast, FL, USA
Duration: 21 Apr 199625 Apr 1996


  • Conveying
  • Gas-solids flow
  • Pipeline design
  • Pneumatic conveying

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering


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