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Silo Aeration Pads

RULA design, manufacture and supply Silo aeration pads for a wide range of applications


The purpose of an aeration pads in conveying system is to fluidise fine product using very little energy by utilising the free gravity forces in order to guide the material towards the discharge point.

The gravity conveying is achieved by fluidisation of the product

The aeration pads are designed to be fitted to the bottom section of a flat bottom silo and on the cone section of silos for efficient aeration and flow of powdered product in the silo.

Aeration pads can be fitted with a protection grid where there is a need to protect the aeration membrane.

The following products are aeration pad friendly

Alumina, Bentonite, Raw cement, Finished cement, Clay, Fly ash, Ground ores, Gypsum, Limestone, Ash dust and Silica

Typical Applications

Gravity feed with aeration

ESP hopper aeration

Hopper Aeration and agitation

Silo Aeration and agitation

Design Features

Robust design of steel body

Optimised aeration membrane surface area

Optimised air inlets and orifice plates

Material specifications

Air chamber Body: 6mm thick SANS 50025 Grade S 275 JR

Flanges: 6mm thick SANS 50025 Grade S 275 JR

Air inlets: SANS 62 Pipes and fittings


Aeration pads are purpose made in any size and shape to fit plant requirements

Operating & Maintenance

The aeration pad system is Operator and Maintenance friendly

A complete Operating & Maintenance manual is available

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