What does ceramic coating do in pneumatic conveying systems?
Ceramic coating is a thin protective layer that either lines or wraps around a pneumatic conveying elbow or a pipe or tube in your system.
It increases the durability and reliability of pneumatic systems because the wear and tear process on your components is minimized. As a result, downtime is reduced and productivity is optimized.
Some components of a pneumatic conveying system, like elbows, require the additional protection of a ceramic coating to minimize wear and tear. Ceramic coated elbows, for instance, are subjected to both impact and abrasive wear as the conveyed material changes direction inside these elbows.
Even at constant airspeed, material conveyed by a pneumatic conveyor does not have a perfectly consistent speed. When the sizes of the tubes change or particles turn in different directions, airspeed and pressure can also change.
The changes in airspeed and pressure also cause a change in how fast the material is traveling, and in some cases, turbulence occurs. These transition issues can cause damage to the components in your system. Abrasive friction can increase, particularly in the elbows, but ceramic coating can minimize extensive abrasion.