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Aerodyne's Vacu-Valve Improves Cyclone's Performance

Posted by Tom Hobson on Dec 7, 2012 6:32:33 AM

A fertilizer manufacturer off the Coast of Madagascar in Mauritius was using cyclones for the dust collection portion of its operation. The cyclones were not operating to the facility’s satisfaction level due to a lack of an air lock on the cyclone’s dust discharge. The company considered using standard airlocks, but due to the corrosive nature of the fertilizer, there was some concern in taking that approach. While researching potential solutions, the company came across the Vacu-Valve® Platypus online and after consultation with Aerodyne purchased a unit for its facility. After the installation of this trickle valve system on its cyclone, the facility noted that the cyclone’s performance improved dramatically. The improvement was so vast, that the manufacturer has chosen to install the Vacu-Valve Platypus on all the cyclones used at the plant.

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At Aerodyne, we choose to take a different approach to collecting dust and handling materials. Our cyclones are unique in design to address common issues such as problematic dusts and space constraints. Our airlocks are chosen to fit your specific application instead of hastily installing traditional equipment options. We believe that when we see things differently, we can solve problems effectively. That's why so many people turn to us for help in solving their tough dust problems.

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