Voices: Making it Work

Fertilizer Plant Solves Flow Problem

Revamping of hopper improves discharge of phosphate powder

By Eddie McGee, Ajax Equipment
Apr 5, 2019

The hopper at an Egyptian fertilizer plant caused erratic flow and bridging, disrupting production. The hopper receives phosphate powder from a milling process via a pneumatic conveyor. Feed from the silo must be regulated so that the acidulation process can be correctly proportioned; an unpredictable feed rate makes the process very difficult, if not impossible, to control.

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