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Bulk solids   Mass flow   Core flow   Bridging   Lab equipment  

Laboratory equipment

Equipment available to BSE for bulk solid measurements

Jenike Shear Cell
Determination of characteristic bulk properties such as internal friction and flow function
* determination of flow pattern
* calculation mass flow angle of hopper
* avoiding arching and bridging
* calculation of stress reduction in silos
* comparison of bulk properties
* consideration of storage conditions;

Shear Cell and Time Consolidation Bench
Determination of the influence of time on the mechanical properties
* bridging properties after long periods of storage

Shear Cell and Wall Materials
Determination of the wall friction
* obtaining mass flow, through coating or lining
* avoiding build-ups caused by adhesion
* testing of wear-resistant materials.

Fluidisation Column
Determination of aeration properties
* application of aeration-pads, air injection, etc.

Permeability Tester
Determination of bulk solid permeability
* deaeration rate in a silo
* application of air slides, etc.

Indicizer Test
Comparison of bridging properties.
* applicable to product comparison

Moisture Content Tester
Determination of the moisture percentage.

Tap Density Tester
Determination of the settling rate
* classification of products.

Chute Angle Tester
Determination of flow angle, possible for different wall materials
* required flow angle for chutes, etc.

Angle of Repose Tester
Determination of the angle of repose
* belt conveyors
* flat bottom bins;

Model Silos
BSE has its disposal round and rectangular model silos with adjustable hopper angles
* small quantity applications
* determination of flow pattern.


  BSE bulk solids engineering
Kogelerbos 10
NL-7543 GT   Enschede
tel. +31 53 434 45 66