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Airlock Valve Assists Power Plant Operation

Posted by Tom Hobson on Feb 13, 2014 5:41:59 AM

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A power plant customer in Illinois was looking for an airlock valve for its plant. The facility produces bed ash, and when the plant closed for the day plant operators wanted to close the 10” pipe from the generator. The company contacted Aerodyne to see which of the airlock valves in Aerodyne’s product line would work the best in this application. The valves would be open 99% of the time and would only be closed when production was taken off line. After getting all of the details of the power plant application, Aerodyne sold the facility 2 10” manual high temperature knife gate airlock valves to close the pipe from the generator.

A knife gate valve is used to control flow in a bulk-material handling system, either in the line of flow or at the point of discharge. Using a linear motion, a blade advances until the passage is closed, or it withdraws until the passage is open. In the closed position, the knife gate valve is designed to seat tightly and prevent the loss of positive or negative pressure of the system. The system must be able to tolerate a loss of pressure when the valve is in the open position. Aerodyne has a large selection of Knife Gate Valves which can be used to handle a variety of materials and operating conditions. From manual valves to pneumatic valves for dust control, Aerodyne has a knife gate for almost any application.

For more information about Aerodyne’s Knife Gate airlock valve, click the photo below!

KnifeGate Combo

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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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