Troubleshooting Common Pneumatic Conveying Problems

Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 1:00pm-4:00pm EST

This course has been cancelled.

Session Description:

Problems such as pipeline wear, particle attrition, reduced system capacity, and plugging frequently plague poorly designed and operated pneumatic conveying systems. These problems negatively effect system efficiency and create costly bottlenecks and safety hazards in many industries. By applying proven design principles for pneumatic conveying systems, many of these problems can be alleviated so that a system runs efficiently and operates safely. Topics covered include: 

  • Types of problems experienced in pneumatic conveying systems
  • Cause of problems
  • Reducing or eliminating pipeline wear
  • Reducing or eliminating particle attrition (degradation)
  • Increasing system conveying capacity
  • Eliminating pipeline plugging or buildup

Herman Purutyan

CEO of Jenike & Johanson Inc., a world-renowned engineering consulting firm specializing in the storage, flow and processing of powder and bulk solids. He has been recognized worldwide for his technical ability and experience in the field of storage and flow of solids. He has 20 years of experience designing solids handling systems and troubleshooting handling programs in a wide variety of industries.