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### Gravity Damper Capacity Calculation

09/16/2012 4:11 AM

Hi. I'm new member. I'm calculating for clinker transporting system but I don't know how to calculate capacity of a gravity damper. Our clinker density is 1.7 t/m3. Can any one help me?

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### Re: gravity damper capacity calculation

09/16/2012 4:28 AM

What are the dimensions of the gravity damper? What is the flow rate?

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### Re: gravity damper capacity calculation

09/16/2012 5:02 AM

Dimension of valve is 700mmLx500mmWx760mmH and outlet port of valve is 700x300 mm. It using to discharge clinker from silo.

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### Re: gravity damper capacity calculation

09/16/2012 6:51 AM

You did not say any thing about the flow rate.

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### Re: gravity damper capacity calculation

09/16/2012 9:56 AM

2.0* 10^-31.78 parsecs per millenia.

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### Re: gravity damper capacity calculation

09/17/2012 2:25 AM

My matter is I don't know how to calculate flow of this system. If I know flow of this, I can calculate capacity. That structure is clinker flow discharge from a silo (a tank). So, how to calculate it flow?

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### Re: gravity damper capacity calculation

09/17/2012 3:32 AM

It comes from doing a mass balance calculation on the reaction happening in whatever is upstream of it.

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### Re: gravity damper capacity calculation

09/17/2012 5:55 AM

I suppose, the silo discharges on to a conveyor belt. Do you have a belt weigher on the conveyor belt? If the silo discharges on to the dumper, then you can time & weigh the quantity on the dumper. This way, I suppose you can tabulate the flow rate. Take a number of measurements, then get an average figure.