Solutions from Flow Industries

Bridge Gap Engineering is a proud partner of Flow Industries, Ltd. for solutions to flowability problems in bulk storage systems, and in offering systems for effective cleaning of preheater components.


Flow Industries offers two product lines to attack build-up problems where they start.  The Silo-Flow™ system is used in bulk storage bins to combat build-up and bridging of difficult to handle materials. The Turbo-Flow™ system is installed in preheaters, clinker coolers, and other hot applications for the removal of chemical and temperature-induced build-ups on the walls of vessels.

Each system utilizes a patented high-pressure impulse system to effectively keep materials flowing.  For bin applications using the Silo Flow system, a high pressure air pulse is supplied to a Silo Flow Device (SFD), as pictured below.  The SFD provides a repetitive impulse, breaking up material build-ups and returning flow conditions to the vessel.


Silo Flow Device installed on a bin surface

Each Silo Flow Device delivers sufficient impulse power to replace several traditional-style air cannons.  In applications in cement plants, the Silo Flow system has allowed for the successful usage of materials such as fly ash and synthetic gypsum with fewer stoppages and less downtime associated with material handling blockages.  The video below demonstrates the function of the Silo Flow system in bin applications.

In hot applications such as preheater riser ducts and clinker coolers, the Turbo Flow system offers superior cleaning capabilities compared to other technologies.  The Turbo Flow Device (TFD) uses a metered amount of water in conjunction with high pressure air to provide a greater volume of expanding vapor to clean material build-ups brought about due to volatile circulation and the high temperatures required for emissions controls and combustion of fuels.  The video below demonstrates the function of the Turbo Flow system in preheater applications.

Please contact us today if you are interested in learning more about these product lines , an installation list, recent case studies, or about how Bridge Gap Engineering and our trusted partners can assist in solving material handling problems.



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