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Category: Bulk Solids
Question: What can cause bulk solids to stop flowing from a bin?
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Answer: Causes of such problems can fall into one of two categories:Material strength or Bin Geometry:Factors that can affect material strength include:1. Moisture-especially with particles which fuse together with moisture. (i.e. cement, salt, sugar)2. Particle shape3. Cohesiveness4. Static Charge5. Elastic Springback6. Cycling of Temperature from hot to cold (see item 1)The bin geometry can also have adverse affects on the ability of bulk solids to flow. Characteristics that are undesirable include:1. Square corners2. Shallow hopper slopes3. Non-movement of material along walls Source: bulkprocessingequipment.com
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