Pneumatic Barge Unloading Systems

When a barge is carrying loads of loose material, the unloading system used must be a bit unique in design. Pneumatic barge unloading systems are one of the more preferred systems for the purpose of unloading loose materials for many reasons. These systems are efficient and highly capable of moving a lot of material rather quickly. If you have never heard of a pneumatic barge unloading system, you probably have some questions. Check out these common questions about barge unloading systems and the answers you want to know. 

How are the pneumatic unloading systems operated?

Most barge unloaders are designed with controller systems that allow for operation remotely. This makes it safer for the operator to maneuver the unloading system from a distance because they can see precisely what they are doing from a distance. These sophisticated controller systems have a touchscreen device that acts as a remote, and the user can easily control everything from pneumatic pressure to the direction of the unloading arms. The pneumatic system is much easier to control in this fashion, and the person doing the controlling can easily pull up load information as they work to keep track of the items being pulled off the barge. 

Are pneumatic barge unloaders and environmentally friendly option?

One of the biggest concerns for many barge owners is whether the equipment they use is safe for the surrounding sea and environment. One of the greatest advantages of pneumatic ship unloading systems is they are environmentally friendly in function and design. The pneumatic system does not release any toxic chemicals into the air during operation, and there is no concerns of pneumatic fluid leaking into the water during operation. It is because of the environmentally safe design the pneumatic unloader system is one of the most preferred barge unloading mechanisms. 

Is the moved material safe during pneumatic moving?

Pneumatic systems pretty much act as large vacuums that are capable of picking up material from one place and depositing it somewhere else. The long arms of the pneumatic unloading system are encapsulated, usually with multiple layers around the main pick-up hose to prevent loss of the moved material. Therefore, even finer materials should be well protected during the unloading process. Some pneumatic unloading systems have an outer collection barrier between arms and receptacles to capture any loose material that does happen to fall off of the arm during the unloading process. 

To learn more, reach out to companies such as Sundbeck Inc.