BATCHPUMP: AN ALTERNATIVE TO CONVENTIONAL BLOW TANKS

  • Adriano Gomes de Freitas Universidade Federal do ABC - UFABC
  • Yuri Oliveira Lima Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC)
  • Vitor Furlan de Oliveira Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
  • Ricardo Borges dos Santos Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC)
  • Luis Alberto Martinez Riascos Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC)
Keywords: Pneumatic Systems, Pneumatic Conveying, System Optimization, Energy Efficiency, Innovation

Abstract

The pursuit of better energy efficiency solutions is a constant subject. Here we present a number of results obtained during the development of an industrial equipment; a bulk solids feeder called Batchpump. With the proposal of being an alternative to the conventional blow tanks, having as main differentials: energy efficiency; simpler installation; lower dimensions; and lower cost of production. In this work there is presented the results obtained for both the Batchpump and a conventional blow tank applied to a  pneumatic conveying system, with limestone powder, on a pipeline with 133m of total length, with an inlet pressure of 4 bar, the Batchpump obtained results of conveying rate being 25% lower and the air consumption being 30% lower validating the initial hypothesis: to consume less energy with comparable transport rate. We present in the results the data in steady state transport cycle in dense phase regime.

Author Biography

Adriano Gomes de Freitas, Universidade Federal do ABC - UFABC

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2770-9154

Published
2021-03-20