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Air Lift

The air lift is a pneumatic vertical conveyor for fine-grained

materials. It conveys continuously at low pressure, produces
no dust and has no moving parts in the flow of material.

The air lift is used for low-maintenance and cost-effective

feeding of silo installations for raw meal, cement and coal
dust. Frigate delivers air lift system which is a pneumatic
elevator capable of conveying dry pulverized materials
through a vertical pipe to discharge into receivers or bins at
a substantially higher level. The use of the air lift system is
suitable for those materials which can be fluidized by
aeration without segregation.

Air lift systems are used for the cement, aluminum, copper
and chemical industries. Capacities of 800 MTPH and lift
heights of up to 370 feet (113 meters) have been achieved.

• Low Maintenance
• High-Capacity Range and Lift Height
• Variety of Materials Handled
• Compact Unit
• Completely Closed Circuit
• Minimum downtime
• Minimum spares required
• Large range of application flexibility
• Can be used with any material which can be
fluidized without segregation
• Minimum space requirement
• Dust-free system
Typical Materials
- Cement - Alumina
- Copper Concentrate - Aluminum Hydrate
- Copper Flue Dust - Fluid Coke
- Catalyst - Lime
- Phosphate Rock Dust - Sand
- Sodium Tripolyphosphate - Chrome Dust
- Slag Dust - Oxychloride Magnesium

Typical Applications
- Finish Mill to Storage Silos - Raw Mill Feed to Blenders
- Feed to Preheater - Ship Unloading Feed to
- Feed to Roaster Storage Silos
- Feed to Storage Bin - Feed to Silo
- Feed to Mixing Bin
An air lift system consists of a feed bin, pipe, disengaging bin and one or
two air supplies. The aeration air aerates the bottom of the feed bin,
fluidizing the material within. The primary air conveys the material
upward through the air lift pipe. In operation, the air lift system is a
self-compensating system. As the product feed rate increases or
decreases, the fluid level and conveying rate conform to such changes.
Therefore, the air lift system matches the conveying rate to the
incoming feed, and compensates for any variations of the feed rate.


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