Things To Note When Using Bulk Cement Tank Trailers

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Bulk cement tank trailers are often seen in our daily lives. They are usually suitable for transporting flour, lime powder, cement, fly ash, and other powdery substances with a particle diameter of no more than 0.1mm. Compared with semi-trailers such as flatbed trailers, the operation process of powder tank trucks is more complicated, and repairs after damage are also more difficult. Therefore, some matters need to be paid special attention to during use.

The following are precautions for using bulk cement tank trailers:

Pre-driving inspection:

Check the vehicle as a whole and in detail, including fuel, tires, tanks, indicators, braking systems, etc., to ensure that the vehicle is in good condition.


The loading site should feature a level ground surface devoid of any obstructions. Before loading, open the pressure relief valve to ensure that the air pressure in the tank is consistent with the atmospheric pressure, and the pressure indication value is 0; clean up the ash and agglomerated dust remaining in the tank and the discharge pipe, so as to ensure the normal flow and discharge of the transported materials.

When loading, open the feed valve, introduce the transported material into the tank, vibrate it, and then load it into the truck. It is necessary to ensure that the material is evenly distributed to avoid uneven accumulation of material inside the tanker. After loading is completed, clean up the dust scattered next to the feed valve, close the feed port, and ensure that the feed port is in good sealing condition.


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Powder tank trucks need to control their speed during transportation. When driving a vehicle, do not operate it at overspeed or overpressure to prevent damage to the air compressor. Keep the vehicle running smoothly and avoid sudden braking or sharp turns.


When unloading powdery substances, keep no unrelated personnel around the powder tank.

Before unloading, park the vehicle in a flat unloading site. Load the discharge pipe, close the discharge pipe butterfly valve, and the pressure unloading pipe ball valve. Open the secondary air duct and connect the compressed air to ensure that the air compressor is started without load.

During the entire unloading process, the operator must always pay attention to the pressure in the tank and the unloading situation. If the pressure in the tank is found to exceed the specified pressure, pressure reduction measures should be taken immediately to ensure safety; if the air compressor or pipeline valves, etc. If an abnormality occurs, emergency measures should be taken immediately and work stopped.

After the unloading is completed, if the operator wants to check the remaining material in the powder tank, he needs to open the pressure relief valve to drain the remaining air in the tank to ensure that the pressure indication value is 0. There must be no pressure inside the tank while the vehicle is in motion.

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Daily Maintenance of Bulk Cement Tank Trailers:

  • Regularly check the seals of the bulk cement trailers, including the discharge port, inlet, tank connection, etc., to ensure good sealing and prevent leakage of powdery materials.
  • Powder tank trucks should be cleaned regularly, especially inside and outside the tank. Cleaning the tank can prevent the accumulation of material and debris, which may affect the loading materials and the vehicle itself.
  • Check the pressure gauge regularly to make sure it displays properly.

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