E3S Web Conf.
Volume 174, 2020Vth International Innovative Mining Symposium
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Environment Saving Mining Technologies|
|Published online||18 June 2020|
Evaluation of KTT-2 Pneumatic Peat Harvesting Machine’s Nozzle Suction Capacity
Tver State Technical University (TvSTU), 22 Afanasy Nikitin Emb., 22, Tver, Russia, 170026
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Milled peat harvesting with pneumatic harvesting machines has a number of doubtless advantages over mechanical harvesting: operating time decreases down to 1 day, additional milling of wet peat deposit during the harvesting is not needed, list of necessary machinery decreases. However, in the late 1980s, due to the imperfection of the design of pneumatic machines, this method began to be used less and less frequently. Market appearance of KTT-2 and MPTU-30 pneumatic harvesting machines promoted their introduction into operating processes of peat extractive companies. According to feedback from operators, these machines work well with high-moor peat but work much worse with low- moor peat which is of higher density. One of basic parameters of pneumatic harvesting is suction velocity, that’s why field experiment for evaluation of KTT-2 machine suction nozzle performance was held. Experiment results enabled us to plot velocity diagram of suction flow and find maximum suction velocity: 26.74 m/s. Velocity diagram analysis showed distance from the nozzle – air flow speed relation. We calculated size of suction flow’s active area and offered methods of active area sizing.
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