Air Sealing Technology Prevents Powder Problems



A recent article published in Processing magazine (ProcessingMagazine.com) explored the ways that air seal technology helps processors move aggressive materials following catastrophic leaks, product loss, and asset failures. It also included real-world scenarios.

Air Sealing Technology Prevents Powder Problems

Powder Problems Posed by Poor Sealing

Sealing powders and slurries is one of the toughest challenges faced by the process industry. In the article, SEPCO’s David Brewer discusses how leakage from improperly sealed assets like mixers and conveyors cause problems within a facility. These include product loss, safety issues, asset failure, and downtime.

“Any of these issues may wreak havoc in a plant, and more than one may become dangerous and costly,” the article stated. “Some of the most aggressive materials to seal are sugars, cement, and salts and seasonings.”

Check out our Seal Connect Classroom webinar, “How to Seal Difficult Powders and Slurries,” to learn more!

Success Stories with Air Sealing Technology in Powder and Slurry Applications

According to the article, three case studies stand out as major industry success stories of sealing powder and slurries with air sealing technology:

  • A situation involving rotary airlocks feeding sugar in a candy factory
  • Mixers combining cement in a Southwest plant
  • Conveyors moving potato chip seasonings (including salt)

These where just some of the ways powder and slurry leakage affect production and asset life.

Read the complete article on ProcessingMagazine.com to learn more.

About the Author
Anna Claire Howard is a contributing writer and editor for Sealing Equipment Products Co. Inc. (SEPCO) and has been since Spring 2019. She is a full-time freelancer and stay-at-home-mom. Before those two big life changes, she was the content marketing specialist for Fluke Accelix; assistant editor for Grand View Outdoors, publisher of Bowhunting World, Predator Xtreme, Whitetail Journal, Tactical Retailer, and Shooting Sports Retailer; managing editor for Media Solutions, Inc., publisher of Gear Solutions, Wind Systems, and Thermal Processing magazines; assistant editor for MSI; and the editorial intern for B.A.S.S., LLC, publisher of Bassmaster Magazine and Bassmaster.com. In these B2B/B2C roles, Anna Claire developed an appreciation for the industrial sector, as well as the operators and technicians who make up the workforce. You can find her on LinkedIn at bit.ly/ACHowardLI.

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