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

International Powder & Bulk Solids Schedule Viewer 2018

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Help! My Powder or Bulk Solid Won't Flow from My Bin, Hopper, or Silo!

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

Location: Room 1

Date: Tuesday, April 24

Time: 10:15am - 11:45am

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

Conference Tracks: Critical Concepts

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Fundamentals

Why is this topic important to industry?

Handling or processing powders and bulk solids is fraught with problems, whether you are dealing with chemicals, plastics, pharmaceuticals, foods, metals, or a myriad of other materials. This tutorial will provide solid 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. 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.

What will be covered in this session?

  • Typical bulk solids flow problems in silos, bins, and hoppers
  • Results of flow problems
  • Flow patterns and different hopper designs
  • Ways to characterize flow properties (common tests)
  • Attendees’ questionsDesign and research engineers and plant personnel who are responsible for solving and preventing flow problems with powders and bulk solids in silos, bins, and hoppers at the lowest possible cost. This course is geared towards applications in the following industries: chemical; pharmaceutical; plastics; powdered metals; consumer non-durables (e.g., soaps, detergents); and food.
  • Who should attend?
Design and research engineers and plant personnel who are responsible for solving and preventing flow problems with powders and bulk solids in silos, bins, and hoppers at the lowest possible cost. This course is geared towards applications in the following industries: chemical; pharmaceutical; plastics; powdered metals; consumer non-durables (e.g., soaps, detergents); and food.