SOLEX: How the flow behaviour of granular bulk solids affects heat transfer
Understanding differences between mass, funnel and no flow
Understanding the flow behaviour of granular bulk solids is essential to troubleshooting issues with processing equipment. Subtle changes in how your material flows may drastically affect overall performance and operability of the equipment.
Moving bed heat exchangers (MBHE) that use vertical plate or vertical tube technology to transfer heat to or from a product are no exception to this phenomenon. To ensure uniform heating, cooling or drying, it is desirable for each particle of material entering these units to have a similar residence time (e.g., total time spent in the equipment).