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Flow of Solids/Pneumatic Conveying Combo Course - Virtual

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Join leading bulk material engineering instructors with expertise in powder and bulk solid storage, handling, conveying and processing. You can now improve the efficiency, reliability, and safety of your operations by preventing, eliminating, or reducing problems related to bulk material flow, storage, conveying, or processing.

Attendees will gain an understanding of some of the most common, costly flow problems that can occur as a result of poor bulk solids and powder handling in bins, hoppers, feeders, transfer chutes, and pneumatic conveying systems, as well as how these problems can impact the “bottom line” of production rate and product quality.  Attendees will also learn proven, scientific approaches to resolve solids handling problems at their site, and understand the “art of pneumatic conveying”, which is often thought of as a “black box”.  The fundamental physics of pneumatic transport will be taught, as well as methods for practical solutions to common issues like abrasive wear, line plugging, and material attrition.

This combo course is a combination of two popular AIChE courses:  CH032VTL: Flow of Solids in Bins, Hoppers, Chutes and Feeders and  CH033VTL: Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids.

This course will be taught by one of the instructors listed below.


Eric Maynard

Eric Maynard is the Vice President 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.Read more

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.Read more

Thomas G. Troxel

Vice President at Jenike & Johanson Inc., a world-renowned engineering consulting firm specializing in the storage, flow and processing of powder and bulk solids. He has been involved in many projects related to flow properties testing, modeling, blending, pneumatic conveying and fluidization.Read more

Josh Marion

Josh Marion is a Senior Project Engineer with Jenike & Johanson.  Josh received his B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from NorthEastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in 2013.   His graduate studies focused on magnetic formulations.  As a senior engineer for Jenike & Johanson he has been involved in troubleshooting and recommending corrective action for solids flow problems, providing recommendations to avoid solid flow related problems in new installations, and the design of customized handling equipment related...Read more

Jayant Khambekar

Dr. Jayant Khambekar is a Senior Consultant at Jenike & Johanson’s Houston office.   Jayant is heavily involved in consulting on various powder and bulk solids handling issues.  He has worked on more than 200 projects spanning various applications such as polymers and catalysts handling, degassing, biomass handling, coal handling, mining, etc., and working on addressing various flow problems such as arching, ratholing, segregation, and flow rate limitations.  Jayant has published several papers and also lectures on the storage and flow of bulk solids.  Jayant...Read more

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