How to Stop the Build up of Biomass Dust in a Pressure Vessel
A company specialising in conveyor systems for the bulk handling of solid fuels for the power generation industry have provided a solution for smoother bulk product handling and non clogging vessels, for one of the biggest renewable power generator plants in the UK.
In order to achieve this solution, the company sourced aerator pads from AKO UK and installed them onto the pressure vessels at the power station.
The media inside the pressure vessel is biomass dust, handled at gravity pressure. There are 8 aerator pads on two rows of the vessel, installed approximately 300mm apart. 10 bar pressure is constantly fed to the aerators, which encourages the biomass dust to travel downwards inside the vessel, preventing it from clogging in such ways like caking, bridging or rat holing.