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Item: Aeration Silo Penetration Adaptor

Easily retrofitted in the field to an existing silo, silo penetration adapters allow material to be withdrawn from the side of any silo when bottom discharges are not possible. They work by passing low-pressure air through a porous membrane media and into the bed of the material being handled.

The Silo Penetrator allows you to create an additional discharge point or new loadout from an existing silo. You can handle a large variety of materials with aeration conveyors regardless of their abrasive nature or bulk density. The criteria are particle size, moisture content and temperature. Generally a product should have a particle distribution of 100% through a 20 mesh screen. Moisture content should be below 1% and temperature can not exceed 1200 degrees Fahrenheit [649° C].

DCL can perform a product compatibility test for you to determine the optimum conveying angles and aeration volumes for your application. We’ll need a minimum product amount of 2 cubic feet [0.07 m3] to conduct a proper test.

We offer a large selection of aeration silo penetration adaptors from 6 inches [152 mm] wide up to 36 inches [914 mm] wide and conveying capacities up to 1000 cubic feet per minute [28.3 m³/min]. Penetration adaptors also are available in a high-top or low-top design allowing for maximum flow rate or minimum head room depending on your specific application.

A choice of construction materials allows you to effectively handle all types of products – fine, abrasive and corrosive – and difficult dusty or sanitary applications.




Dust Control and Loading Systems, Inc.


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