Transportation Boundaries for Horizontal Slug-Flow Pneumatic Conveying
An experimental program was instigated to investigate the boundaries in horizontal low-velocity slug-flow pneumatic conveying. A straight horizontal pipeline of length 21 m was set up for actual conveying trials and a simple rig was designed and built specifically to simulate the transportation boundary conditions. The results obtained from the simulation rig were used directly to locate the boundaries in the test pipeline. Good agreement was achieved between the predicted and experimental locations of boundaries.