Equipment to characterize the flow properties of fibrous and cohesive materials
Before you can apply material flow properties, you first need to determine what they are. The problem is that early equipment for characterizing material flow properties were designed for testing granules and fine powders. In the 1980’s Kamengo developed new testing equipment capable of handling stringy, fibrous and cohesive materials. This equipment allows us to reliably characterize and design for a wide range of difficult flowing materials, including fibrous and cohesive materials.
Design protocols to determine correct bin, feeder and chute geometry
Kamengo has developed design protocols to correctly and reliably interpret a material’s flow properties to determine the correct bin, feeder and chute geometry required to promote reliable material flow. Correct equipment geometry will deny a stored material the conditions it needs to build the internal strength needed to form a stable bridge.
Proven solution for handling difficult flowing bulk materials
A ground-breaking outcome of Kamengo’s research was the design of the Kamengo Feeder. The Kamengo Feeder resolves many of the shortcomings of conventional feeders that result in material plugging. With installations running 24/7 for more than 20 years, the Kamengo Feeder has proven that it is a reliable solution for handling difficult flowing materials.
A design advantage
The flow properties of difficult flowing materials often demand a first-in, first-out discharge with material drawn out evenly from the entire bin opening. This scenario is very difficult to achieve with a conventional feeder, but is easily achieved with a Kamengo Feeder. Moreover, with a Kamengo Feeder, this scenario can be achieved in a variety of long and short storage configurations, ensuring that we are able to deliver an ideal storage configuration for your application.
Skilled design practice
Over the past 25 years, Kamengo has developed a design practice capable of tackling complex projects, including retrofits of storage and feed arrangements that suffer from plugging. Kamengo has the engineering capability to deliver complete packages of materials handling equipment including storage bins, feeders, chutes, structural work, and conveyors. We have delivered solutions for biomass, ore concentrates, fly and wet bottom ash, wood chips, pellets, and FGD gypsum.