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Recent engineering developments in the application of pneumatic pipeline transport of bulk solids to Australian industry

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Due to the introduction of new technologies, more accurate design techniques, improved and more reliable hardware and operating procedures, the pneumatic transport of bulk solids through pipelines is playing an increasingly important role in the development and improvement of Australian resources and industry. Four recent case studies are presented in this paper to demonstrate how this method of transport is being designed and engineered to handle efficiently a large range of applications (e.g. heavy and abrasive products such as iron ore and bauxite, large throughputs and/or long distances such as 100th-1 power station fly ash over 1.5 km). This paper also describes briefly some new areas of research/ development where pneumatic conveying is being applied to improve the productivity of particular plants (e.g. aluminium smelters, underground coal mines).

Publication Date


  • 1988

Citation


  • Wypych, P. W., & Arnold, P. C. (1988). Recent engineering developments in the application of pneumatic pipeline transport of bulk solids to Australian industry. TRANS. MECH. ENGNG., ME13, (4 , 1988), 231-240.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0023704863

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 231

End Page


  • 240

Issue


  • 4 , 1988

Abstract


  • Due to the introduction of new technologies, more accurate design techniques, improved and more reliable hardware and operating procedures, the pneumatic transport of bulk solids through pipelines is playing an increasingly important role in the development and improvement of Australian resources and industry. Four recent case studies are presented in this paper to demonstrate how this method of transport is being designed and engineered to handle efficiently a large range of applications (e.g. heavy and abrasive products such as iron ore and bauxite, large throughputs and/or long distances such as 100th-1 power station fly ash over 1.5 km). This paper also describes briefly some new areas of research/ development where pneumatic conveying is being applied to improve the productivity of particular plants (e.g. aluminium smelters, underground coal mines).

Publication Date


  • 1988

Citation


  • Wypych, P. W., & Arnold, P. C. (1988). Recent engineering developments in the application of pneumatic pipeline transport of bulk solids to Australian industry. TRANS. MECH. ENGNG., ME13, (4 , 1988), 231-240.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0023704863

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 231

End Page


  • 240

Issue


  • 4 , 1988