Introduction to the Pneumatic Conveying of Solids

Originally delivered Sep 8, 2010
Developed by: AIChE
  • Type:
    Archived Webinar
  • Level:
  • PDHs:

Share This Post:

Pneumatic conveying is routinely used to move solids of all sizes within process plants. On account of the compressibility of the conveying gas, the pneumatic conveying of solids is quite different from the pumping of liquids or slurries. This webinar explores the various flow modes for conveying of solids and how they are used to convey product with minimum power and product attrition. Key design concepts - such as conveying flow modes, factors influencing conveying pressure drop and saltation velocity are discussed in detail. The selection of many of the components that comprise a conveying system such as rotary valves, feed chutes, conveying pipe, and air movers is examined, especially as it relates to reliable operation of a conveying system.

Who will benefit? Production engineers, design engineers, plant managers and anybody required to interface with pneumatic conveying systems.

What will you learn? To understand the differences in systems; the key design and operational concepts that make these systems tick; and the equipment behind the operation of a conveying system.

You will be able to download and print a certificate for PDH credits once the content has been viewed. If you have already viewed this content, please click here to login.



Do you already own this?

Log In for instructions on accessing this content.


AIChE Members Free
AIChE Undergraduate Student Members Free
AIChE Graduate Student Members Free
Non-Members $99.00
Webinar content is available with the kind permission of the author(s) solely for the purpose of furthering AIChE’s mission to educate, inform and improve the practice of professional chemical engineering. All other uses are forbidden without the express consent of the author(s). For permission to re-use, please contact