Powder and Bulk Engineering
Friday, August 22, 2014
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Powder and Bulk Engineering is a technical publication devoted to readers in the bulk solids market, worldwide.
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CD of live broadcast 6/15/10

Presenter: Eric Maynard, Senior Consultant of Jenike and Johanson, Inc.

Moderator: Robert Harkin, Associate Editor of Powder and Bulk Engineering

Handling or processing powders and bulk solids can be fraught with problems, whether you are dealing with chemicals, plastics, pharmaceuticals, foods, metals, or a myriad of other materials. It has been documented in many cases where the silo design was not appropriate for the bulk material to be handled, and as a consequence, costly flow problems have resulted in the solids handling system. This webinar will provide insights into common flow problems that arise when powders and bulk solids are put into silos, bins, and hoppers. Ways to characterize a material's flow properties will be presented along with proven, practical, and cost effective storage solutions. This topic is critical to all industries in which bulk solids are being handled, processed, or refined because greater emphasis is being placed on process optimization, safety, and cost reductions, all of which are often dependent upon reliable bulk solids handling in storage systems.

  • Common flow problems (e.g., arching, ratholing, flooding)
  • Measuring vital bulk solids properties
  • Defining storage system requirements
  • Selecting the outlet size and shape
  • Selecting the hopper type, slope, contact surface
  • Feeder considerations

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