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5 Critical Considerations When Implementing a Dust Collection System

When: November 8, 2017. Time: 11am PDT | 2pm EDT

Eric Maynard, senior consultant and the director of education at Jenike & Johanson, will discuss the five most critical things to get right when you implement a dust collection system at your plant. These items include:

  • Determine the proper minimum conveying velocity
  • Use balance-by-design branch layout
  • Properly size the air mover
  • Avoid common duct/piping design mistakes
  • Don’t forget about the air/solids separator

This webinar will include a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A.

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Pneumatic Conveyors: Achieving Reliable and Energy Efficient Operation

When: September 13, 2017. Time: 11am PDT | 2pm EDT

This presentation will outline key choices to be made when procuring or designing a pneumatic conveying system, including the choice of the most appropriate operating conditions and key components, and sizing to create a system that will operate with minimum downtime and energy consumption. The understanding imparted will be of equal interest to those responsible for maintaining, trouble-shooting, or improving existing systems.

Points of interest include:
• Basic function and modes of flow (dilute and dense phase)
• Rotary valves for pneumatic conveying (a short review of specification options and other feeders, especially blow tanks)
• Vacuum versus positive pressure conveying
• Filter types and sizing
• Air movers (short review of types and their application areas)
• Energy efficiency (how to choose the best system; advantage of stepped bores)   
• Interfacing hoppers, silos, bins, and feeders to pneumatic conveyors

This hour-long webinar will be presented by Professor Mike Bradley, Professor in Particle and Bulk Technology, Director of the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, University of Greenwich, and moderated by Powder & Bulk Solids editor-in-chief, Kevin Cronin.

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Performance Characteristics and Selection Criteria for Conveyors

When: July 12, 2017. Time: 12pm PDT | 3pm EDT

This webinar will identify key selection and performance criteria when specifying mechanical handling equipment (e.g belt conveyors, screw conveyors, bucket elevators, etc). The focus will be on the critical issues that influence selection of conveyor type and how the material properties of the bulk solid influence design. Case studies will be used to illustrate the issues.

Points of interest include:
• Conveyor selection criteria
• Influence of the bulk material on conveyor selection
• Examples to illustrate sound selection approaches

This hour-long webinar will be presented by Mark Jones, Head, School of Engineering; Director, TUNRA Bulk Solids, and moderated by Powder & Bulk Solids editor-in-chief, Kevin Cronin.

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Combustible Dust Testing Strategies for Different Types of Dust
When: May 10, 2017. Time: 11am PDT | 2pm EDT

Commercial laboratories offer a confusing array of test options for characterizing combustible dust hazards. This webinar provides a clear overview of available test methods and how the test data are used as part of a dust hazard assessment. A practical approach towards developing a sampling and test strategy is offered, which includes tips on how to deal with specific classes of dust such as “marginally explosible”, “hard-to-ignite”, those with very low minimum ignition energies, and metallic vs. non-metallic materials.

This hour-long webinar will be presented by Martin Clouthier, Director, Jensen Hughes, and moderated by Powder & Bulk Solids editor-in-chief, Kevin Cronin.

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Simplify Your Approach to Product Stability Analysis in Powders
When: April 19, 2017. Time: 11am PDT | 2pm EDT

Sponsored by METERGroup, Inc.

High-resolution DDI Isotherms give powerful insight into powder stability. In this webinar, learn how to use isotherm inflection points to prevent caking and clumping, identify the deliquescence point, predict loss of stability, understand glass transition, and determine amorphous content in your product.

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How to Effectively Select Dilute vs. Dense Phase Conveying
When: March 8, 2017 Time: 11am PST | 2pm EST

This one-hour webinar will discuss the key factors involved in making a decision for either dilute or dense phase conveying mode with a pneumatic conveying system. Instead of treating this process as a “black art” or by using solely “experience”, an engineering approach is reviewed to highlight a proven method for selection based on the material’s characteristics. Risks, pros/cons, and general insight to relative capital and operating costs will be presented.

This hour-long webinar will be presented by Eric Maynard Senior Consultant/Director, Jenike & Johanson, and moderated by Powder & Bulk Solids editor-in-chief, Kevin Cronin.

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Innovative Ways of Dealing with Combustible Dusts
When: November 29, 2016 Time: 11am PST | 2pm EST

The webinar will give an approach to Explosive Dust prevention from a perspective that doesn't get much press. NFPA standards emphasize prescriptive Engineering techniques that have been proven to mitigate unsafe combustible dust handling techniques. This webinar will speak to other techniques that remove part of the explosive dust pentagon such as removing oxygen, introducing inerting dust or using dust collectors that do not have containment.

This hour-long webinar is presented by Jonathan Hale, MPA, President at Air Systems Corporation, and moderated by Powder & Bulk Solids editor-in-chief, Kevin Cronin.

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Learn How to Diagnose and Solve Your Costly Pneumatic Conveying Problems
- When: July 20, 2016. Time: 8am PDT | 11am EDT

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Pneumatic conveying is the process of transporting powders and bulk solids in a gas stream through a pipeline. If improperly designed or operated, a pneumatic conveying system can experience:
•    Plugging or buildup
•    Throughput restrictions
•    Elbow or line wear
•    Particle attrition


This hour-long webinar is presented by Eric Maynard, senior consultant/director, Jenike & Johanson, and moderated by Powder & Bulk Solids editor-in-chief, Kevin Cronin
 

NFPA Safety: It’s Not Just About the Airlock

When: May 19, 2016. Time: 11AM PDT | 2PM EDT

Sponsored by ACS Valves

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As a processing professional, you recognize the importance NFPA codes and standards in the work that you do, but do you know all there is to know to ensure safety? Join Megan Thompson, President of ACS Valves as she dives deeper into NFPA compliance, codes and testing; and what it means for such devices. Not stopping at the valve—which is actually considered a fire-safety redundancy—she will review the most important safety elements in the pneumatic conveying line, placing the fire-prevention focus where it needs to be.

This hour-long webinar is moderated by Powder & Bulk Solids Editor-in-Chief, Kevin Cronin


- Material Factors for Dust Explosion Protection

- When: April 6, 2016. Time: 11am PDT / 2pm EDT Register here for the archived webinar

- Dr. Ashok Ghose Dastidar, PhD MBA, a fellow engineer, Westinghouse Engineering Center of Excellence – Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, and vice president, dust & flammability testing and consulting services, Fauske & Associates LLC, will discuss the five factors necessary in order for a dust explosion to occur, and how they can be used to protect against dust explosions.

- This hour-long webinar is moderated by Powder & Bulk Solids Editor-in-Chief, Kevin Cronin.