AirSweep Improves Cyclone Efficiency
AirSweep® can be installed in cyclones to prevent material build-up and frequent cleanouts
A plastic and chemical manufacturer had frequent production delays because of the build-up of adipic acid in their cyclone.
Adipic acid’s flow properties and moisture content caused frequent shutdowns and cleanouts. It would coat the upper discharge area, forming a cake-like crust. Bridging over the discharge would lead to complete blockage. The product-laden air would also fail to drop out, and return to the baghouse. As a result, good product would get carried to the waste stream.
AirSweep is used in many processes that use adipic acid, and our experience allows us to give fast and precise solutions.
AirSweep engineers assessed the vessel and positioned six AirSweep VA-06 units in critical areas of the cyclone.
The AirSweep prevented bridging and cleaned critical interior surfaces, resulting in more efficient operations and fewer operator interactions. “The AirSweep was a success! We are already looking at retrofitting more units into a silo with the same material.”