Chutes are in use in almost every bulk solids handling plant. Although everybody knows them, they are mostly overlooked, except for those cases where they cause extra attention and work due to malfunctioning. Following you will find hints to prevent such incidents. This paper attempts to give the reader some simple rules to apply to chute design. Any discussion on chute design would normally require at least a week of deliberations, definitions, mathematics and particle theory. There are numerous papers available, many of which were presented at previous Beltcon conferences.

(From the archive of ”bulk solids handling“, article published in Vol. 35 (2015) No. 6 , ©2015