What can be done to minimize degradation of material when handling?

Some bulk materials are more fragile than others. For materials that are susceptible to degradation is important to select handling methods that minimize abrasion and wear on the bulk material particles. In pneumatic conveying this means avoiding high pressure dilute phase conveying, proper configuration of convey piping and elbow selection. In mechanical conveying it may mean using a belt conveyor rather than screw conveyor.