Material Testing Description PictureFLSmidth’s research programs are aimed at maximizing the energy-efficiency and cost-effectiveness of pneumatic conveying systems. Test configurations are designed and equipped to permit field-scale testing under precisely controlled laboratory conditions. Flexibility allows operators to go from vacuum to pressure in combinations of line lengths and pipe diameters.

Computerized data acquisition systems permit continuous recording of variables including pressure drop, air volume, power consumption and material flow. Complete capability of evaluating materials to determine the most energy-efficient and cost-effective system design parameters also exist. Varying process conditions can be simulated in the laboratory, so that the effect on the conveying system can be observed prior to actual installation. Worst-case scenarios can be identified and designed for, thereby eliminating costly downtime.

Product blending
Airmerge™
Pneumatic Conveying
Dilute phase
Medium phase
Dense phase

Modu-Flo MT™
Airslide®
Fuller-Kinyon™ Pump
Fulload™ Railcar Loading

Designed to be flexible and adaptable, FLSmidth’s R&D facility simulates actual process conditions.

Additional physical and chemical test available are:
  • Bulk density
  • Particle sizing
  • Specific gravity
  • Moisture
  • Fluidization
  • Angle of repose
  • Oxide X-ray
  • Microscopy
  • Analytical-wet
  • Fuel analysis
  • Heavy metal analysis

Pneumatic Convey Testing

N/A

Test type Available line chargers Line selection Line length
Dilute phase Pressure tank
Metric 150
2" 304SS
3" Carbon
4" Aluminum
175'
350'
Medium phase Fuller-Kinyon™ 150 M Pump 4" Carbon 625'
Dense phase Modu-dense™ - top
Modu-dense™ - bottom
2" 304SS
3" Carbon
4" Aluminum
175'
350'
Dense phase with boosters Fullveyor™ 2" 304SS
3" Carbon
175'
350'

Airslide® Testing, Railcar Loading and ModuFlo MT

N/A

Airslide® Testing, Railcar Loading and ModuFlo MT Testing
4” Airslide® Testing, Railcar Loading and ModuFlo MT conveyor
Airslide® Testing, Railcar Loading and ModuFlo MT Railcar

Railcar Loading
Fulload™ Railcar and Truck Loading system – Standard
Fulload™ Railcar and Truck Loading system – Powders

ModuFlo MT™ Dense Phase Conveying System
4”-6” stepped line, 600’, 4x15 cu. ft. tanks
Continuous conveying capability (with additional 100 cu. ft. tank)


Product Blend Testing

N/A

Test type Blender size Available Configurations
AirMerge™ 30" dia.
42" dia.
Quad
Quad, Octant
Column blender 24" dia.  

Physical Testing
  • Bulk density
  • Particle sizing (sieve, laser, sedigraph)
  • Specific gravity
  • Moisture
  • Fluidization
  • Angle of rupture / repose
Chemical
  • Complete oxide (X-ray)
  • Microscopy
  • Analytical – wet
  • Fuel analysis
  • Heavy metal