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Aero-Slide Drum Valve

The Vortex® Aero-Slide™ Drum Valve is a self-contained unit that prevents material packing, dusting to atmosphere and other valve failures.

Ideal application: The Aero-Slide Drum Valve is specifically designed to be used in tandem with the Vortex® Aero-Slide™ Conveyor. Unlike the Vortex® Aero-Slide™ Gate Valve, which is primarily intended for material shut-off, the Aero-Slide Drum Valve is well-designed for metering material flow. The Aero-Slide Drum Valve features a rotating, cylindrical-shaped blade with a V-notched bore. This provides for more precise metering control.

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Key Features

  • Dust-tight to atmosphere

  • Can shut-off or meter material flow

  • No bonnet area. Therefore, material migration and its associated actuation issues are prevented

  • Optional Dual cylinder configuration for installation beneath a silo

  • Common materials handled: cement & fly ash

Tech Specs

Conveyance Type

Low pressure, air-gravity conveyance only

Materials Handled

Lightweight, fluidizable dry bulk solid powders

Standard Sizes

6 – 16 in | 150 – 400 mm (even sizes standard)

Opening

Available in square or rectangular sizes

Material Temperatures

180°F | 80°C for standard valve

Body/Frame Options

Carbon steel

Material Contact Options

Carbon steel

Seal Construction

Rubber, felt, and stainless steel (layered seal)

Drive/Actuation

Double-acting air cylinder and linear action electric actuator

Position Confirmation

Magnetic reed and proximity

Material Flow Controls

AVP, IVP, VPO, VPC

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