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04-28-2019 09:27 AM

i need to model a conveyor transporting 120 tons per houre of material (density 1.552 kg/l)

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04-28-2019 05:46 PM

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Have a look in the help before asking.

EDAG-PS: https://www.edag-ps.de/

Have a look in the help before asking.

EDAG-PS: https://www.edag-ps.de/

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04-28-2019 06:02 PM

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04-28-2019 02:22 AM - edited 04-28-2019 02:57 AM

Plant Simulation cannot simulate continuous streams of material because it is a *discrete event simulation*, not a *continuous simulation. *We can emulate continuous flows with the fluid library, but it will still be event based.

So the way I see it, you have three options:

- Continue to use the fluid library. You have the density of the material, the throughput per hour and pipe length, so you can easily calculate the outflow rate you require from the FluidSource/mixer/etc.
- Portion the cement into separete "chunks" (MUs) that you attribute a weight and volume to. Again you have the material density and throughput per hour as well as the conveyor length, sou you can calculate the speed the conveyor should move at. (or simply enter the time it will take for one MU to move across the conveyor, and PlantSim will automatically adjust the speed.)
- Use a continuous simulation software instead.

Edit: Apparently I wrote a word that the site considered a "bad word" and censored it for me. Sorry about that

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04-28-2019 02:53 AM

https://community.plm.automation.siemens.com/t5/Plant-Simulation-Forum/conveyors-vs-pipes/td-p/58732...

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04-29-2019 03:10 AM

thank you mr @MarcusA for replying but i'm using the fluid library:

i have three fluidsources of "clinker" "gypse" and "ajout" (cement ingredients ) i'm using pipes, mterialtable also methods to define folwrates but the problem is in the real system conveyors are used to transport material so the question is could i use pipes instead of conveyors and that will have not any effect for optimizing throughput of the system (i'm a beginner in plant simulation and modeling systems)

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04-29-2019 03:36 AM

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04-29-2019 03:46 AM

thanks @MarcusA i'm working also on optimizing energy consumption

i can define it for a conveyor but i think not for the pipe am i right ?

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04-29-2019 03:59 AM

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