Patent Number: 6,253,966

Title: Discharge booster for promoting a flow of bulk material

Abstract: A discharge booster for slow-flowing bulk material, which is to be unloaded from a container, whereby the container comprises a bottom, a discharge port at the bottom that may be sealed by a shutoff valve, a shaking device and a ventilation body. The ventilation body extends upwardly from the discharge port in the to at least the maximum dumping height in the container. The ventilation body is vibratable to beat open a passageway in the bulk material for venting a void above the bulk material in the container, to prevent the creation of a vacuum which could resist the discharge of the bulk material.

Inventors: Dinkel; Michael (Heitersheim, DE)

Assignee: GEA Powder Technology GmbH

International Classification: B65D 88/66 (20060101); B65D 88/00 (20060101); B65D 88/72 (20060101); B65D 083/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018