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Material flow test: Gypsum Pebbles

Gypsum is used in the cement industry as a hardening retarder. It’s also made into dry walls, since its natural moisture content makes it the first line of defense against building fires.

However, gypsum rocks need to broken down before they’re added to other materials. However, like many heavy bulk solids, they can interlock and get stuck in the vessels. This can be very problematic for mineral processing plants that work with tons of material.

This gypsum pebble material flow test shows how the AirSweep system can help prevent material blocks. This set-up uses the AirSweep VA-51, which is ideal for large bins, silos, hoppers, chutes, mixers, and other vessels. You can also read about how AirSweep helped a mineral processing plant improve their productivity by 3000%.