The Smart Elbow® deflection elbow installed in ready-mix plants prevents abrasive materials from impacting the elbow wall, eliminating worn elbows, related downtime and recurring maintenance costs.
Action Supply, Sharon Hill, PA, eliminated surprise blowouts and associated repair costs after switching to short radius deflection elbows that minimize elbow wear.
HammerTek short radius deflection elbows eliminated the need to weld or replace failed sweep elbows 100 ft in the air.
The ready-mix plants of Action Supply, Sharon Hill, PA, convey abrasive cement powder as well as fly ash or brown slag, yet report 'no change-outs with short-radius elbows.'
The teardrop-shaped vortex chamber of the short radius elbow protrudes partially beyond the 90-degree flow path, causing a sphere of material-in-air to rotate in the same direction as the air stream, gently deflecting incoming material around the bend.
Conventional sweep elbows can blow out as a wear point develops from abrasive materials impacting the elbow wall.
Abrasive cementitious material will wear out conventional sweep elbows, necessitating replacements, downtime and costs.