Vortex developed the gravity-flow PCD for abrasive materials such as industrial sand, limestone, coal, gypsum, clinker, gravel, bauxite, whole grains, and minerals. The diverter body houses an internal chute that pivots to direct the material flow. The main advantage of the PCD is that there are no internal seals to maintain. The chute addresses material abrasion and can be constructed of, or lined, with wear resistant materials e.g. chromium carbide, abrasion-resistant steel, or ceramic.
Inspection, maintenance, or repairs to the diverter may be performed from the front access panel – without removing the diverter from service. The PCD is dust-tight to atmosphere, may be shifted “on-the-fly”, and is available in 2-way and 3-way configurations. The chute may be positioned to split flow to both directions simultaneously.