April 26, 2024

Pipeline Delumper®: Industrial Processing for Solids & Agglomerates

By
Jane Cooper

While the impact of improperly reduced solids is often overlooked, there has been an increased need to find better ways to process them. A Pipeline Delumper® may serve as the ideal solution.

A pipeline delumper is an ultra-compact processor that chops, shreds and disperses solids and agglomerates, including chemicals, food and powders. It works directly with enclosed pipe systems, and helps to protect downstream equipment and improve flow properties.

To find out if a pipeline delumper can help resolve your industrial processing dilemmas, read on.

The Benefits of a Pipeline Delumper

Most industrial organizations don’t think much about reducing solids until they become troublesome.

If heavy sludge and slurries are not properly broken down, it can result in blockages, which negatively impacts stream flow and processing.

Taking it a step further, pumps, piping, valves, nozzles and other downstream equipment may suffer damage, which can be costly to fix from a repair and productivity loss perspective.

The pipeline delumper is designed for easy installation in straight-thru, liquid, pneumatic or gravity systems. It reduces solids and agglomerates with a self-clearing, self-feeding mechanism, helping save you time.

Lastly, it's easy to maintain the bearing/seal cartridge, eliminating the need for plan workers to handle its delicate components. This frees them up for other activities, saving organizations additional time and money.

Take a look at our case study to learn more about the many benefits.

How a Delumper Works

The pipeline delumper instantly converts a solids-laden stream into a fully suspended homogeneous flow. It is suitable for wet, dry, pressure or gravity systems.

This processor contains rugged impeller teeth that chop up agglomerates in materials and sends them through a bar grating while cleaning the entire pipe cross section area.

Settling out, clustering and over-pressure are avoided, as reduced solid particles are sent through the stream, away from the pipe walls.

Anything that becomes dislodged from reactors, silos and tanks is crushed before it can impede the standard flow.

Choosing a Delumper System

Manufacturers in food and chemical industries frequently make use of an in-line crusher, although depending on your industry, each system may have different applications.

For instance, some facilities prefer to use an inline lump breaker to break up a product that has become lumpy during storage. Others may use a delumper at the point of raw material discharge.

Manufacturers might use a delumper system at a manual bag emptying station, while others may have a delumper unit at the discharge point of containers or storage silos.

Enterprises may use them to prepare materials for movement on a conveyor system, or they may use them to break up particles throughout the manufacturing process.

Delumper systems are used for a range of compounds, which might include, but are not limited to:

  • Coal
  • Detergent
  • Filter cake
  • Frozen vegetables
  • Gypsum
  • Herbicide
  • Salt
  • Soda ash
  • Sodium bicarbonate
  • Chemicals
  • Powders

Delumper systems are very convenient - they’re self-cleaning and fit into existing production systems.

Companies can also have one installed as a standalone station for deployment above containment vessels.

Alternatively, an enterprise may have a pipeline delumper system installed within an existing plant system for discharge management.

Can Your Organization Benefit From a Delumper?

The Franklin Miller Pipeline Delumper® can help you reclaim your industrial agglomerate management and enclosed pipe systems.

Whether your needs range from light to heavy-duty, we have the equipment to satisfy your needs.

Contact one of our experts today to find the right solution.

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