Pendulum Flap (Meal Pipe)
Pendulum Flaps in cement preheaters have the function to avoid counter gas flow through material pipes between two stages of the preheater. Such counter gas flow leads to unwanted heat loss and build-up formation in meal ducts and results in drastic reduction of the separation efficiency of the cyclone above.
The importance of well functioning pendulum flaps is often neglected. High specific energy consumption and poor separation efficiency of the cyclone causing large quantities of re-circulating dust in the system as well as high quantities of dust loss into the kiln filter are the costly consequence.
The main features of a FRIGATE custom built Pendulum Flap are:
- Easy installation, even in existing meal pipes
- 100% airtight sealing
- Easy maintenance (cleaning) due to special bearing of the flap shaft allowing movement of the flap in three axis directions.
- Long durability due to application-specific selected materials and easy maintenance
- Installation with or without refractories possible