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

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Step-by-Step Bin & Feeder Design to Reliably Handle Powders & Bulk Solids

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

Location: Room 1

Date: Tuesday, April 24

Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

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

Conference Tracks: Critical Concepts

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Why is this topic important to industry?

The procedure for developing a design for a storage vessel for a bulk material is not commonly taught at the university level. Rather, many companies rely upon equipment vendors to provide silo designs for a powder or granular solid. 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 session will provide a proven, practical step-by-step procedure for designing a bulk storage system fundamentally based upon the measured characteristics of the powder or granular bulk solid. A set of requirements will define the design process, while example flow properties will be utilized to guide the selection of the silo cylinder, hopper, and feeder equipment. 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?

  • Basic review of material characterization report
  • Review of silo design requirements (capacity, flow rate, physical layout, etc.)
  • Selection of flow (discharge) pattern
  • Design of the silo hopper and feeder
  • Review of multiple silo design options
  • Attendees’ questions
  • Who should attend?
Design engineers and plant personnel who are responsible for implementing new silos, bins, and hoppers. This course is geared towards all industries, including chemical, cement, pharmaceutical, plastics, powdered metals, consumer non-durables (e.g., soaps, detergents), and food.