Hurricane Air Cannon

Martin® Hurricane Air Cannon improve the flow of bulk materials and prevent outages due to discharge blockages, buildups and ratholes. The Hurricane features a new valve concept that provides more force, uses less air and simplifies installation and maintenance.

Features and Benefits:

  • Maximum discharge strength from high velocity output with half the air volume, for highly effective discharge and reduced operating costs
  • Designed for simple maintenance. The complete valve assembly can be removed in one easy step, working from one side of the tank. It can be replaced within minutes to keep your process running. There is no need to ever remove the tank from the vessel for service
  • Fits in smaller places. More power from less air allows use of smaller air reservoir
  • Fires in response to a positive surge of air sent by a solenoid valve, eliminating the risk of an accidental discharge
  • Positive-acting valve allows control solenoid to be positioned as far as 200 feet (60 m) from the tank, keeping solenoids away from harsh conditions and difficult-to-service areas

Options:

  • Fan Jet Nozzle and High Temperature Nozzle are both available

Our technicians and engineers are available to provide expert advice and assistance on this product and all of your bulk material handling questions and problems. Please contact us today and let us help!

Resources

Brochure - Air Cannon Solutions Download
Tech Data Sheet - Hurricane Air Cannon Download
Operator Manual - Hurricane Air Cannon Download
Operator Manual - Hurricane Air Cannon - Spanish - M3737_ESP_R Download
Maintenance Instructions - Hurricane Air Cannon Download
Drawing - Hurricane Air Cannon with Thermo Safety Shield and Retractable Nozzle Plumbing Arrangement Download
Drawing - Hurricane Air Cannon with Thermo Safety Shield Plumbing Arrangement w/N.C. Solenoid Valve Download
6-pack program: refurbished valves Download
Application Data Form - Flow Aid Solutions Download
Operator Manual - Hurricane Air Cannon - Spanish - M3747S Download

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