April 24-26, 2018Donald E. Stephens Convention CenterRosemont, IL

International Powder & Bulk Solids Schedule Viewer 2018

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Don’t Blame Your Mixer or Blender on Problems Caused by Material Segregation!

Eric Maynard (Director of Education & Senior Consultant, Jenike & Johanson)

Location: Room 3

Date: Wednesday, April 25

Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Pass Type: Conference (Paid) - Get your pass now!

Conference Tracks: Critical Concepts

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Advanced

Why is this topic important to industry?

Maintaining a uniform blend of dry bulk solids is a problem faced daily by engineers and operators in industries as varied as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, foods, plastics, and battery production. Even if a "good" blend is achieved, often the major problem is how to maintain that blend through downstream powder handling in equipment. The inability of maintain a blend (i.e. segregation) at the point where it is needed, is always costly in terms of rejected material, extra blending time, and defective end products. This topic is important to industry because once the mechanisms of segregation are understood, they can be used to analyze existing problems and to ensure design techniques are applied to prevent problems.

What will be covered in this session?

  • Common mechanisms of particle segregation
  • Methods to quantify segregation tendencies (ASTM standardized segregation testers)
  • How flow patterns affect segregation
  • How to modify/design solids handling equipment to minimize segregation
  • Attendees’ questions
  • Who should attend?
Design engineers, researchers and plant personnel interested in developing an understanding of particle segregation mechanisms and want to ensure or improve the uniformity of their final product.