auburn systems' particle velocity measurement technology uses triboelectric sensors to measure particle speed

Measuring Actual Particle Velocity

If you run pneumatic conveying systems you know the challenges.

  • Product damage
  • Maintenance costs and hassles
  • Energy cost 
  • Product loss
  • Blockages and resulting unplanned downtime and product quality issues

Drill down into all of these and you find common root causes. Pneumatic conveyors are run on theoretical calculations and best guesses.

Bottom line....when the pipes plug, people crank up the gas/air speed. When product damage, maintenance requirements and energy costs increases, people crank down the air speed.

Manage this detail like you do others

It works...sort of. But this isn't consistent with the rigor that engineerinng teams bring to their manufacturing processes.

It's time for a better solution, but nobody wants to beta a new technology. That's where Auburn's particle velocity measurement instruments fit in.

With non-intrusive exterior ring sensors, the field proven triboelectric detection technology which has measured low density particle activity for more than two decades can now accurately measure particle velocity of products moving through pneumatic conveying systems.

Measure & know...don't guess

There are a number of potential applications. Examples include:

  • Reducing product damage by determining precise minimum conveying speed
  • Optimizing energy cost by managing demand on variable speed compressors
  • Detecting slowing flow for blockage prediction and warning to reduce hard shutdowns and clean out downtime

These brief videos provide some background on the use of triboelectric for process control applications.

Explore Your Particle Velocity Process Control Requirements

You know the specific challenges you face in your operation. Let's schedule a time to talk through them. We may have seen them, or may have some ideas for effective solutions.