The flowability of bulk powdered solids is a crucial parameter for determining an analyte’s proclivity to conglomeration or fluidisation under distinct conditions. Motion and pressure can cause bulk powders to undergo complex pseudo-phase transitions depending upon the molecular composition and particle geometry of the sample. Particle flow analysis is used to capture imagery of powders under defined mechanical conditions and to characterise the flow characteristics of the material as a proportion of potential energy to flow capacity, and cohesion relating to inter-particle forces.
Meritics supplies a broad range of powder flow analysers for determining the flowability and caking capacities of bulk powders. The Mercury Revolution is an advanced powder flow analyser for assessing the dynamic properties of samples at rotational speeds of up to 200 RPM. The Volution Powder Flow Tester uses an annular shear cell to assess a powder’s physical responses to consolidating pressures of up to 250 kPa.
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