Air Permeation Units
An APU's objective is to increase a material's flow rate to the required process rate. The Diamondback APU promotes flow when a powder loses its entrained air during storage, when the desired flow rate exceeds a powder's measured flow rate, or when air pressure at the hopper outlet is large relative to air pressure in the bin.
Diamondback Technology's air permeation unit dramatically accelerates powder flow rates up to 1,000 times faster than untreated powders.
It achieves this by injecting controlled air at strategic points in the hopper, compensating for air loss during storage. This prevents an excessive influx of air at the hopper outlet, a factor that can impede solids flow. The APU maintains precise control over air pressure and flow, ensuring a consistent powder flow rate that eliminates issues like flooding, flushing, and flow limitations.