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.
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.”
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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.