Measurement of properties
Characterisation and control of bulk solid properties
Jenike shear cell
The Jenike shear cell is used to measure the flow properties for silo design. For existing silos, it provides data on whether, and how, the silo can be improved. See article silo design.
BSE has several testers available with which a qualitative measurement can be carried out. In this way, an impression of the flow behaviour can be obtained without having to go through the time-consuming shear cell test procedure.
There are many different properties and influences. It is important to perform the right measurements and tests for a given situation. Once we have that clear, we come up with a proposal.
See below for a list of BSE equipment and what it can determine.
Equipment available to BSE for bulk solid measurements
BSE owns the equipment to determine the properties of bulk solids for silo design, comparison or control over phenomena occuring in practise.
Jenike Shear Cell
Determination of characteristic bulk properties such as internal friction and flow function.
Shear Cell and Time Consolidation Bench
Determination of the influence of time on the mechanical properties.
Shear Cell and Wall Materials
Determination of the wall friction.
Determination of aeration properties.
Determination of bulk solid permeability.
Comparison of bridging properties.
Moisture Content Tester
Determination of the moisture percentage.
Tap Density Tester
Determination of the settling rate.
Chute Angle Tester
Determination of flow angle, possible for different wall materials.
Angle of Repose Tester
Determination of the angle of repose.
BSE has its disposal round and rectangular model silos with adjustable hopper angles.