Tubular Conveyor Capacities
Tubular conveyors come in varying disc diameters for varying capacities.
You can figure out which tubular conveyor 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 tubular conveyor.
Or if you want to know the maximum amount of cornmeal at 40 lb/ft3 you can move on a 6" 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" tubular conveyor system.
Frequently Asked Questions
Flexible Tubular Conveyor Designs
All of our tubular conveyor systems are robust, sanitary, gentle, and quiet. The robust, low-friction discs are designed for lower maintenance costs and energy consumption. Chain-Vey offers both standard Quiet Pucks and High-Efficiency Pucks for special applications.