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

International Powder & Bulk Solids Schedule Viewer 2018

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Effective Chute Design to Avoid Plugging, Wear, Spillage & Dusting

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

Location: Room 2

Date: Thursday, April 26

Time: 10:15am - 11:45am

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?

Chutes are used to direct the flow of bulk solids, e.g. from one conveyor belt to another. Unfortunately chutes all too often fail to perform reliably. Such failures can be costly, particularly where large tonnages of bulk materials are handled such as in most mining and quarrying applications, ship and railcar loading and unloading facilities. This topic is important to industry because chute design principles are available to minimize, if not eliminate, chute problems.

What will be covered in this session?

  • Comparing a chute vs. a hopper or bin
  • Common problems occurring in transfer chutes
  • Solving problems with plugging, spillage, dusting, and abrasive wear
  • Example case studies using DEM (discrete element method computer modeling) modeling of particle flow
  • Attendees’ questions
  • Who should attend?
Design engineers and plant personnel who are experiencing chute problems.