Airslide® Gathering System
Fly ash continuously discharges from all dust collector hoppers simultaneously. Ash becomes fluidized within the Airslide® conveyor and flows rapidly down the slope via gravity. Fluidization air is heated to further ensure proper ash flow to the Fuller®-Kinyon pump. The pump acts as a "line charger," injecting the ash into the pressurized convey pipeline while acting as an airlock between the conditions in the dust collector / Airslide® conveyor and the conveying system.

The FK Pump conveying system uses carbon steel straight piping and hard iron sweep fittings. A simple bin vent filter is required at the destination silo to vent the conveying air.
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Components of The Airslide® / FK™ Pump System

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Airslide® Air Gravity Conveyor

  • Conveys fluidized product via gravity through sloping trough. The conveying plenum (top) and air plenum (bottom) are separated by a proprietary 5-ply porous membrane.
  • Air supply is low pressure fan or blower package.
  • No moving parts within material flow stream
  • As an example of Airslide® capabilities, Airslide® conveyor gathering networks are installed in power plants on circulating dry scrubbers (both baghouses and electrostatic precipitators) with circulating ash/lime flows over 400 STPH.
  • Ten to twenty year fabric life is common under standard conditions.

Fuller®-Kinyon™ Pump Line Charger
  • Continuously injects bulk materials into a pressurized convey pipeline
  • Variable pitch screw continuously compresses bulk product as it enters the windbox (material/air mixing chamber). Compressed product forms a “material seal” against the convey line pressure.
  • Extremely simple operation and maintenance
  • Direct dive, electric motor
  • Over 30 pumps installed for fly ash conveyance within coal-fired power plants in the last six years. Literally thousands of pumps installed worldwide since pump was introduced in 1920’s.

Additional Power Industry Information

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Fly Ash Management

  • Fly ash intercept systems
  • Process conveying with Fuller®-Kinyon pumps
  • Dome storage and reclaim
  • Silo aeration and loadout
  • Fly ash blending

Modu-Flo MT Dense Phase Ash Handling Systems
  • Simple, but heavy-duty components for long life and reliability
  • Simplified controls result in reduced system and installation costs
  • Only one valve in contact with the conveyed material
  • Low velocity conveying for greater efficiency and cost effectiveness
  • Minimal headroom required

Reagent Handling Systems for the Power Industry
  • Transport and unloading
  • In-plant transfer
  • Flue duct injection
  • Boiler injection
  • Duct injection

Conventional Fly Ash Handling Systems
  • Silo storage, fluidizing, loadout
  • Vacuum systems
  • Pressure systems
  • Vacuum / Pressure systems