Informa Exhibitions Ltd regrets to announce the closure of Solids & Bulk Handling magazine.

Solids & Bulk Handling magazine has been affected by the ongoing downward trend of on-the-page marketing spend. This combined with the economic pressures that the loose and solids handling industry face has ultimately led to the sad and difficult decision to cease publishing the magazine.

The November/December 2017 issue of Solids & Bulk Handling will be its last edition.


DMN-WESTINGHOUSE High Pressure valve beats air leakage June 21, 2017

DMN-WESTINGHOUSE High Pressure valve beats air leakage

The DMN-WESTINGHOUSE HP rotary valves with specially designed inlet are very suitable for applications in the metering and pneumatic conveying of granular formed products under a high pressure of maximum 3.5 bar g. The configuration of the body, rotor and seals has been specifically developed to minimise degradation of the product which runs through it, whilst retaining the best possible pocket filling efficiency.


The HP valves are supplied with a 316 stainless steel body and aluminium end covers, in order to have maximum protection against wear. The standard full end disc rotor is made of 316 stainless steel and has 12 fixed blades. Due to the state of the art manufacturing facility, a high accuracy and tight rotor clearances can easily be attained. The end covers have outboard bearings, lubricated and sealed for life. The special construction of the shaft sealing guarantees the lowest air leakage. All models offer optimum venting through the large vent hole, so a maximum product flow into the vented pockets is guaranteed. DMN-WESTINGHOUSE fits SEW drives as their standard.


The HP valves are available in 3 consecutive sizes from 200 - 300, covering a capacity range of the rotor from 8.3 - 30 litre per revolution at 100% filling. The standard models are suitable for handling products up to a temperature of +80°C and a maximum pressure difference of 3.5 bar. Explosion proof models up to 10 bar g and ATEX 2014/34/EU compliant versions are optionally available.


DMN-WESTINGHOUSE have been designing and manufacturing rotary valves and diverter valves for bulk solids handling for more than 45 years. Offering tailor made solutions to the global food, dairy, plastics, (petro)chemical, pharmaceutical, mineral, power and biomass industries, our range comprises a number of universal components suitable for many applications. Additionally we supply components that are USDA Dairy Accepted, pressure shock resistant to 10 bar, flame proof, compliant to ATEX 2014/34/EU, EHEDG Type EL Class I or EC 1935/2004.

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