Tubular Drag Chain Conveyor Capacities
Tubular drag chain conveyors come in varying disc diameters for varying capacities.
You can figure out which drag chain conveyor capacity is right for you using a function of your product's bulk density and your desired rate of conveyance.
Let's say you want to convey 50,000 lb/hr of cornmeal which has a bulk density of 40 lb/ft3.
50,000 lb/hr ÷ 40 lb/ft3 = 1,250 ft3/hr
Since you want a conveyor that can move at least 1,250 ft3/hr of cornmeal, that puts you comfortably within a 6" diameter drag chain conveyor system.
Or if you want to know the maximum amount of cornmeal at 40 lb/ft3 you can move on a 6" diameter system that does 1,400 ft3/hr.
40 lb/ft3 × 1,400 ft3/hr = 56,000 lb/hr
This means you could move 56,000 lb/hr of cornmeal in a 6" diameter drag chain conveyor system.