Pneumatic conveying system

Pneumatic conveying is a simple method used to transport powdered and granular materials using high, low or negative pressures. The system requirements are a source of compressed gas, usually air, a feed device, a conveying pipeline and a receiver to disengage the conveyed material and carrier gas.

Pneumatic conveying systems are widely used in agriculture, mining, the chemical industry, pharmaceuticals, paint manufacturing, and metal refining and processing. A vast range of food products, pharmaceuticals, and even explosive materials are conveyed pneumatically in numerous manufacturing processes. These products are dry, since conveying long distances may result in changes in the saturated state of wet materials.