This 90-degree Smart Elbow deflection elbow from HammerTek, Bethlehem, Pa., diverts the pebble lime in the pneumatic conveying line into a silo for storage. The sharp turn that had tormented many different types of elbows has not been a concern for the Smart Elbow deflection elbow, nor for facility management.
This sweep elbow is one of many that failed to handle the abrasive pebble lime used in the treatment process at the upper Occoquan Water Reclamation plant in Centreville, VA. Such elbow failures, which caked the facility with lime dust as shown on the floor, were plaguing the facility.
This HammerLoy™ Series Smart Elbow deflection elbow from HammerTek, Bethlehem, PA, is one of 14 such elbows installed at the upper Occoquan Water Reclamation Plant in Centreville, Va. To eliminate pipe failures in the conveying line. After more than four years in operation, all of the Smart Elbow deflection elbows continue to perform as specified without a single pipe failure.