Vortex Aeration Systems Assist at Rail Terminal

Published: September 16, 2020

Client: Rail Terminal, Southwest US

Material Handled: Fly Ash

Size: 16” (406 mm)


This Vortex Aero-Slide Conveyor is equipped with a manually operated Vortex Aero-Drum Valve (maintenance valve), a pneumatically operated Vortex Aero-Drum Valve (material flow control valve), and a Vortex Aero-Slide Gate (shut off valve).

The Vortex Aero-Drum valve features a rotating, cylindrical-shaped blade that incorporates a parabolic curve opening for more precise metering of material.


Aero-Slide Conveyors offer many advantages for transporting lighter, dry bulk material. These advantages include:

  • Infinite length
  • Dust tight to atmosphere
  • No moving parts
  • Subdued noise
  • Cost effective energy consumption
  • Simple installation
  • Maintenance expense savings

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