Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids | AIChE

Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids

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Although many pneumatic conveying equipment advances have been made, costly problems – including wear, attrition, rate limitation and line plugging – continue to occur.  

This course will help you learn how to apply practical design and troubleshooting principles to improve the efficiency, safety and reliability of pneumatic conveying systems transporting powders and bulk solids.    

Ensure trouble-free flow

In this course you will review the fundamentals of gas/solids flow and address common pneumatic conveying problems, modes of transport in a pipeline and scale-model tests and their use in designing and evaluating poorly operating systems. You’ll discuss line chargers (feeders), proven pipeline layout rules and criteria for elbow/bend selection. The instructor will also cover more specialized topics including dense phase conveying systems and gas/solids separators such as cyclones, filters and bag houses.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Select key primary system components
  • Organize safe handling practices for pneumatic conveying of combustible solids
  • Differentiate the different types of systems and their primary components
  • Illustrate the features of solid separators
  • Explain the science underlying gas and solid flow through pipes
  • Recognize state diagrams illustrating system performance

Who Should Attend:

Engineers involved in designing, selecting, troubleshooting, maintaining or purchasing pneumatic conveying equipment – including:

  •   Plant and project managers
  •   Operation and process managers
  •   Project, process and maintenance engineers
  •   Unit operators and superintendents
  •   Professionals new to the field of pneumatic conveying

Lecture One: Introduction, Conveying Modes, Jargon

Lecture Two: Systems, State Diagrams, Pressure Loss

Lecture Three: System Component Operation/Selection

Lecture Four: Dense Phase Conveying Technology

Lecture Five: Troubleshooting Common Problems

Final Exam: 25 Questions

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  • Course ID:
    ELA111
  • Source:
    AIChE
  • Language:
    English
  • Skill Level:
    Intermediate
  • Duration:
    5 hours
  • CEUs:
    0.50
  • PDHs:
    5.00
  • Accrediting Agencies:
    Florida
    New Jersey
    New York
    RCEP