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
Pneumatic Conveying
Dilute phase
Medium phase
Dense phase

Modu-Flo MT™
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