Experimental and numerical study on power consumptions in a double-tube-socket pneumatic conveying system

Chun-xia Zhang, Yu Zhang, Don McGlinchey, Yan Du, Xiaolin Wei, Lv-ao Ma, Chun-sheng Guan

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A new methodology is proposed in this paper to predict the lowest power consumption for a double-tube-socket (DTS) pneumatic conveying system. This methodology is established on both experimental work and numerical simulation. After parametric studies by numerical simulation, the desired conveying cases which have the lowest power consumption were obtained. Finally those cases were carried out in our experimental system. The measured power consumption was close to that predicted. In this paper the experimental work is discussed and the numerical simulation introduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-272
Number of pages5
JournalPowder Technology
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010



  • pneumatic conveying system
  • power consumption

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