Re: Flow Properties

Posted on 13. Dec. 2001 - 05:02

Dear Miguel,

Please proceed with caution if you are trying to use non specific data to design a vessel for your material. It is a common misconception that just because a material has the same name as another, that it must have the same flow characteristics.

If you are going to undertake a modification or design exercise it is a false economy to save on having the flow properties of your material measured (especially if time consolidation or caking effects are prevalent factors). An inappropriately designed vessel will loose your company money, year on year.

Many organisations can provide this type of service, but if you would like to discuss your operations and flow requirements in more detail, please feel free to contact me.


Richard Farnish

Consulting Engineer

The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, University of Greenwich, UK

Sulphur Granules

Posted on 14. Dec. 2001 - 12:36

Dear Mr Angel,

we have published some information on the flow properties of sulphur granules in BULK SOLIDS HANDLING Vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 211-217. This may give you an idea about the sulphurs' behaviour. But I totally agree to the posting of Mr Farnish, that it is better to measure the flow properties of the material you have to deal with, because alone the name of a bulk solid cannot provide sufficient information on the behaviour. If you need consulting service, please feel free to contact me.

Best regards

Dietmar Schulze

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Posted on 23. Apr. 2003 - 12:00

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Flow Properties Sulphur

Posted on 5. Jun. 2003 - 11:18

Dear Mr. Angel

I agree with previous contributors that the name is not enough to judge about the flow properties. But we can deliver you a silo " The Idea Flow Silo", which is guaranteed trouble free , independent of flow properties.

We can offer you a service from flowability measurement , design and delivery of installation.

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Best regards

R. Wohlwend