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

International Powder & Bulk Solids Schedule Viewer 2018

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How Do I Mix, Blend & Effectively Sample My Powders & Bulk Solids?

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

Location: Room 1

Date: Wednesday, April 25

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?

Obtaining a uniform blend of dry bulk solids is a common problem in many industries, especially pharmaceuticals, foods, chemicals. Poor blending, or 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 blending are understood, they can be used to properly select blending equipment. In addition, particle sampling techniques are discussed.

What will be covered in this session?

  • Analysis of blend uniformity
  • Sample collection, splitting, and analysis
  • Flow patterns within a bin or blender and their effects on particle segregation
  • Blending mechanisms
  • Types of blenders (ribbons, paddles, tumblers, rotary, contact-bed, tube blenders)
  • Sampling techniques (thief vs. discharge sampling)
  • Attendees’ questions
  • Who should attend?
Design engineers, researchers and plant personnel interested in developing an understanding of blending and want to ensure or improve the uniformity of their final product.