Food Engineering

Agitator-hopper

February 1, 2011




Designed specifically for handling bulk materials known to generate combustible dust, National Bulk Equipment’s agitator hopper is constructed with explosion protection and control features, including an explosion venting system (calculated on a Kst value of 170 and Pmax of 9.5psi) to direct and release overpressure to prepared areas. Hopper construction includes reinforced walls and cover, and is rated for 4.5psi internal pressure. The 100-cu.-ft. capacity hopper provides thorough material conditioning using dual, counter-rotating agitator shafts, each with a proprietary blade design that directs material toward the center discharge.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc; 616-399-2220; www.nbe-inc.com