Too often, bulk solids are being handled without a good understanding of how to correctly design, select, troubleshoot, maintain and purchase bulk solids handling equipment.
As a result, costly flow problems occur that slow production. In this course, you’ll learn proven design and troubleshooting principles for handling bulk solids in bins, hoppers, feeders and transfer chutes for safe and trouble-free plant operation.
Ensure equipment operates efficiently, safely and reliably
In two days, you’ll review the fundamentals of bulk material flow and examine common flow problems, types of flow patterns in equipment and how flow properties of bulk solids are measured. You’ll consider feeder design, learn proven troubleshooting techniques and gain insight into flow problems that occur when handling fine powders. The instructor also covers common mechanisms of segregation and solutions to these costly problems and gives practical advice for using flow aid devices.
Throughout the course, real-life industrial case histories illustrate the complex concepts you’ll learn. In addition, workshops help increase your understanding of the theory and application.
This course will be taught by one of the instructors listed below.
Here’s a preview of what you’ll learn:
- The pitfalls of poor bulk solids handling
- Common flow problems and their costly consequences
- The flow patterns and features of silos, bins and hoppers
- Testing bulk solids flow properties and how to use the results
- Solving ongoing bulk solids feeder problems
- Why fine powders can have restricted or uncontrolled flow rate
- Step-by-step procedures for designing a bin or silo
- Practical solutions to segregation mechanisms problems
- Selecting the appropriate common flow aid device
- How to avoid transfer chute plugging and how to minimize wear and dusting
You should attend if …
- Plant and project managers
- Operation and process managers
- Project, process and maintenance engineers
- Unit operators and superintendents
- Anyone new to the field of bulk solids handling
Director of Education and a Senior Consultant with Jenike & Johanson, Inc.
Eric Maynard is the Director of Education and a Senior Consultant with Jenike & Johanson, Inc., which is recognized as the world’s leading engineering firm specializing in bulk solids handling technology. Eric received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
CEO of Jenike & Johanson Inc.
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.
Vice President, Jenike & Johanson Inc.
Vice President at Jenike & Johanson Inc., Thomas has been involved in many projects related to flow properties testing, modeling, blending, pneumatic conveying and fluidization.
Project Engineer, Jenike & Johanson, Inc.
Andres Orlando is a Project Engineer with Jenike & Johanson. Andrés received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D. in Granular Mechanics from Clarkson University. His graduate studies focused in computational modeling of granular materials flows and comparing numerical models against physical experiments.
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Note: Registered attendees will receive an email 4 weeks before the course start date (6 weeks if course is outside the U.S.) notifying them of the status of the course. Please do not book airline tickets before you receive notification as we cannot reimburse tickets or airline change fees if the class is not held. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service (800.242.4363 or 203.702.7660 outside US).
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