Improving material flow

The BIG BLASTER® ­CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE Air Cannon System from Martin Engineering is a multi-valve air cannon solution that provides up to five application points utilizing a single 60-gallon reservoir (Fig. 1). The air cannon system helps protect components and workers from hazardous environments (Fig. 2) and improves flow efficiency, delivering unsurpassed flexibility and durability. Thanks to the fact that the five independent valves are housed within a single tank, fewer parts and less maintenance are required. If one valve requires service, the multiple-valve air cannon system continues to function in nearly all cases, improving reliability. The centralized location of working components away from the point of application allows for shelter from exposure to high temperature environments and process dust. The single-tank solution also eliminates the need to hang numerous heavy individual tanks on vessel walls. This is advantageous where space is limited, where safety concerns may be a factor, or in locations where access is difficult or hazardous.

The unit has an operating range of 40-150 psi. Output force and duration range are adjustable through the integration of urethane bumpers to fine-tune the length of the piston stroke to reduce or increase the force of the air blast. The system is suitable for use wherever traditional single valve/tank assemblies are installed, and offers particularly in challenging applications many advantages.Blasts are delivered from the tank to the application point via a hard pipe in standard applications to reduce line loss. Flexible hose is available in maximum 36-inch sections, and valves are available in both imperial and metric measurements, with tanks manufactured to local codes.

www.martin-eng.com

x

Related articles:

Issue 2011-10

Rush service helps Izmir Cimentas plant

A leading Turkish cement producer has specified high-performance air cannons to replace an under-performing existing system, which was jeopardizing the plant’s output capacity by failing to remove...

more
Issue 2018-5 MARTIN ENGINEERING

Innovative air cannon positioning at clinker cooler for easier maintenance

Where clinker discharges from the kiln and falls into the clinker cooler, chunky material tends to cling to the static cooler grates and/or cooler curbs. Air cannons are commonly used to remedy this...

more
Issue 2015-9 MARTIN ENGINEERING

Cement plant resolves hopper clogging with air ­cannon flow solution

CRH Roadstone Limited is one of the oldest producers of cement and concrete products in Ireland. At the Waterford facility, front loaders transport screen limestone dust and sand from the quarry to...

more
Issue 2014-11 MARTIN ENGINEERING

Air cannons hammer preheater buildup at Nebraska cement plant

Ash Grove Cement is the sixth-largest cement producer overall and the largest American-owned cement manufacturer in the U.S., with nine manufacturing plants, two deep water import terminals and a...

more
Issue 2013-11

Hurricane Season at Akçansa Büyükçekmece

The Büyükçekmece cement plant (Fig. 1) is located in the West of Istanbul, Turkey, and has a production capacity of 5900 tons of clinker per day. Operated by the Akçansa Group (a joint venture...

more