Vortex Bulk Booster

Fast, efficient bulk material transfer.

Alfa Laval Vortex Bulk Booster pneumatic conveying line booster product image

The Alfa Laval Vortex Bulk Booster is a simple solution for increasing the transfer rates of bulk powders through the guided injection of air into bulk pneumatic transfer lines.  Its unique design works in two ways to boost powder flow and has been shown to increase powder transfer rates by up to 40 percent. 


  • Simple, robust design, no moving part
  • Low maintenance with easy to replace internals

How it works

Vortex bulk booster

Dense phase pneumatic transfer is a safe, efficient method of moving large volumes of dry bulk drilling additives such as barite and cement.  In a basic dense phase pneumatic transport application, air pressure is built up inside of a bulk storage silo or P tank and the accumulated energy is used to push bulk powder through transfer piping to a vented receiving vessel.  As the air and powder move through the transfer piping, the air pressure gradually bleeds off as the air expands.  When this happens, the air begins moving at higher velocities, and the powder transfer rate decreases.  In order to maintain high powder transfer rates, more air pressure needs to be introduced into the transfer piping in the zones of greatest estimated pressure loss