It used to be that choosing a valve was a matter of feeding capacity, based on bulk density. Today that is only the beginning. Rotary airlocks are not interchangeable. You can't pick one off the shelf and expect it to perform the same as the one next to it. To get the most from your airlock, you need to understand how it works, how it leaks, and how it performs as a part of your larger system. Only then can you find the right valve that offers the highest return.
This presentation will cover the fundamentals of how airlocks work, as well as the operational and/or environmental variables that affect how they perform. At the end, attendees should have a better knowledge base from which to specify airlocks for their applications and systems.
Topics covered will include material characteristics such as bulk density, temperature, and abrasiveness; valve size and capacity; rotor design; air leakage; and proper venting. In addition, the webinar will provide a specific formula for calculating the ROI of your rotary airlock.
- Learn the fundamentals of airlock performance
- Discover how to minimize air leakage and improve efficiency
- Learn the equation needed to calculate ROI on your valve
- Understand what questions to ask when specifying your next rotary airlock
Megan Thompson is President and COO of ACS Valves, an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality rotary valves for bulk material processing. Alongside her father and brother, Thompson oversees the family-owned company's global operations, sales, marketing, and product development initiatives. She earned her degree in Business Administration and Marketing, joining ACS Valves in 1990.