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Lime chip feed to kiln

Lime chip feed to kiln

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Can any body help with finding an isolation valve for a lime chip feeder duct attached to the kiln? Issue is to minimize trap air going into the kiln and the loss of vacuum in the kiln.

Tx
llls

RE: Lime chip feed to kiln

Can you use a rotary valve, or a star feeder in the feed to your chute?  They probably use them on the dust collector hoppers of your bark or hog fuel boiler if you have one.

rmw

RE: Lime chip feed to kiln

(OP)
RMW, The service I am looking for is lime rock feed to the kiln. The rocks or chips are about 10mm x 20mm x 5mm in size (random sizes). So my concern is of they will get jam in the rorary feeder?

Any comments

RE: Lime chip feed to kiln

So, then are you looking for more like a slide gate?  If so, here is a link to a company that has experience in the coal and limestone feed business for boilers.  Their products are built very heavy duty, and might fit your need.

http://www.stockequipment.com/products/fshutoff.asp

Or here:

http://www.unitedconveyor.com/

Start here and select "material handling systems"

Hope this helps,

rmw

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