Frequently, PEBCO® is asked what flow rate might be expected from a given size valve. Unfortunately, an accurate answer to this question cannot be given, since material-related properties and the characteristics of the bin, in addition to the opening size, are the primary factors determining the flow rate.
However, in the Valve Sizing Gravity Flow Chart we give you the information you need to compute the flow rate with a reasonable degree of accuracy since sizing is a frequent concern among the dry bulk solids industry. Please feel free to contact us directly to help you with sizing for your application. In an attempt to further help you select a material handling gate please see the attached PDF entitled Selecting a Material Handling Gate. You will find valuable information which should aid in making a decision.
Focus: Selecting a Material Handling Gate Document
(PDF - 1.48MB)
The Gravity Flow Chart
(PDF - 110KB)