Most flow aids aren’t effective for heavy, moist materials. Rubber fluidizing discs may be cheaper, but can only work for light powders that respond to gentle aeration. Vibrators, hammers and agitators can compact the material and cause long-term damage to the vessel. The safe, effective solution for tough material flow issues is AirSweep.
In this material flow test, AirSweep’s efficiency is tested on wet tea leaves. Two AirSweep VA-06 units were placed 180 degrees apart, and located 4” and 8” above the discharge. A camera inside the vessel captures the effect of the air pulses on the bridged material.