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- Solving Moisture Problems in Powders

- When: December 10,  2014 - 8 a.m. PDT /11 a.m. EDT

-  Brady Carter, research scientist with Aqua Lab by Decagon will speak and the webinar will be useful to anyone striving to control or improve the stability of powders. This webinar will explain the difference between water activity and moisture content and define a moisture sorption isotherm. It will also highlight the moisture sorption properties of several different powders and show how moisture sorption can be used to determine hygroscopisity, find the critical humidity for glass transition, observe crystallization, predict moisture migration, and determine shelf life in package.

- This free, hour-long webinar is moderated by Powder & Bulk Solids Managing Editor, Joe Florkowski and is sponsored by Aqua Lab by Decagon.

- To register for the webinar, sign up here.

    

- DryPro 2014 Webcast Series - Air and Particle Flow in Pipelines

- View the archived event here.

- This webinar was moderated by Powder & Bulk Solids Editor-in-Chief Kevin Cronin. David Mills, pneumatic conveying consultant, reviewed pneumatic conveying from a rather different viewpoint. The webinar explained how particles flow and why pipelines block, why it is so easy to convey vertically up, and why upward inclined pipelines should be avoided.

-The fundamentals about dilute phase conveying and low velocity dense phase conveying were explained, together with everything users needed to know about conveying air velocity to keep the material moving in any mode of flow, with the minimum power requirements. Bends (or is it elbows?) that are so convenient, yet so problematical, were dealt with in detail, as is the need for stepped pipelines for high pressure and high vacuum systems. A particular feature of the lecture is the highlighting of some of the problematic areas that exist in pneumatic conveying with pipeline layouts, material feeding and ‘difficult’ materials.    

- DryPro 2014 Webcast Series - Reducing the Risk of Dust Explosions by Controlling Electrical Ignition Sources

- View the archived event here to view this free webinar.

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

- Justin Bishop, Ph.D., P.E., CFEI, managing engineer with Exponent Failure Analysis Associates will talk about how dust explosions are a potential hazard in bulk solid manufacturing and process facilities. Electrical ignition sources are routinely identified as a possible cause during dust explosion investigations. Attend this webinar to learn about:

Selecting the correct electrical equipment for dusty environments, and why the installation of the equipment must be directed by the manufacturer.

Applicable national codes and standards information you need for guidance when selecting electrical equipment.

Real world examples of appropriate and inappropriate electrical equipment installations.

- DryPro 2013 Webcast Series - Important Tips for Selecting a Belt, Screw, or Bucket Elevator Conveyor

- View the archived event here to view this free webinar.

- This webinar was moderated by Powder & Bulk Solids Editor-in-Chief Kevin Cronin.

- Jenike & Johanson CEO Herman Purutyan will speak in the latest of the Powder & Bulk Solids DryPro webinar series. Mechanical conveyors are used in many industries—mining, minerals, chemicals, powder, plastics, and food—to transport powders and bulk solids. Belt, screw, and bucket elevator conveyors are routinely used to move materials, while providing high throughput and elevation capabilities. Attend this free webcast to learn about: Belt, screw, and bucket elevator conveyor features plus examples of conveying applications; Conveyor system components; Typical conveyor operational capacities; Important bulk solids properties required for conveyor selection; We will also examine general capabilities for each conveyor and present a side-by-side comparison that can help you decide the right system for your operation.

- DryPro 2013 Webcast Series - A Simple Approach to Preventing and Mitigating Dust Explosions

- View the archived event here to view this free webinar.

- This webinar was moderated by Powder & Bulk Solids Editor-in-Chief Kevin Cronin.

- Ashok Ghose Dastidar, PhD MBA Vice President, Dust & Flammability Testing and Consulting Services, Fauske & Associates LLC discusses measures to reduce the risks of dust explosions, including effective housekeeping, equipment protection, and electrical area classification. He also discusses recent incidents investigated by the US Chemical Safety Board that resulted in government and industry doing more to mitigate the hazard of dust explosions to protect American workers as well as a simple methodological approach to tackle the problem of combustible dust hazard. A Q&A period followed his discussion.