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I want to load about 14 ton of CMS (Carbon Molecular Sieve) into a PSA Nitrogen Producer tank.
The tank is 5 meter tall with 2 m in diameter.
What is the best, simplest and fastest method to load the pellet of CMS into that big tank?
I consider this mortar screw pump and connect it to a long / extended hose to reach the top of the tank.
Within removing the agitator inside the hopper and used VFD/VSD to slow down the motor speed of Screw or Pump mechanism, will the screw still crunch or crush the CMS pellet?
Sorry for my English.
22/02/2017 A: Eric Vetters, ProCorr Consulting Services, ewvetters@yahoo.com
I have not loaded mol sieve before, but it seems like you ought to be able to load it the same way as you load catalyst into hydrotreater reactors. I've seen that catalyst loaded directly from supersacks suspended from a crane above the reactor or dumped into a metal bin with a long rubber hose with the apparatus again suspended by a crane above the reactor and allowed to gravity flow into the vessel.
21/02/2017 A: Prakash Pimparkar, Environmental Consulting Services , prakash.pimparkar@yahoo.in
Please do not use any mechanical device /pump to load the pellets as it's likely to cause permanent damage.
Maybe you can use pneumatic lift pump? Best way is to consult your PSA vendor.