Patent Number: 8,721,230

Title: Method of filling large-capacity storage silos with a fluidizable material, and arrangement therefor

Abstract: The invention relates to a method of, and an arrangement for, filling a large-capacity silo with a fluidizable material while preventing air-flow or gas-flow separation, in the case of which the material-charging operation takes place in a controlled manner via a delivery line, feed channel and air- or gas-delivery channels into the top part of the large-capacity silo, towards the silo wall, and downwards to the surface of the material above the base of the large-capacity silo. The material-charging operation is combined with a uniform and controlled suction-extraction operation for air or gas, which is carried out by means of one or more essentially annular suction-extraction lines, arranged directly beneath the silo top, or via annular suction gaps on the material-outflow heads.

Inventors: Niedworok; Carsten (Moorrege, DE)

Assignee: IBAU HAMBURG Ingenieurgesellschaft Industriebau mbH

International Classification: B65G 53/60 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/13/12018