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2018 Powder Show Conference: Unrivaled Training, Education, Experts

February 23, 2018
The Powder & Bulk Solids Conference is designed for both new and experienced processing professionals.
The Powder & Bulk Solids Conference is designed for both new and experienced processing professionals.

The program for the International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference, April 24-26 at the Donald P. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, is crafted with input from an advisory board full of industry experts. Designed for new and experienced processing professionals to learn the latest in safety, efficiency, and compliance, this flexible conference program provides in-depth technical training to help attendees brush up on the fundamentals or tackle more advanced topics.

This year's conference program provides an impressive range of training and education.

The program kicks off Tuesday, April 24, at 9am with a keynote panel discussion on dust collection and dust explosions, with Dr.-Ing. Johannes Lottermann, director explosion safety, REMBE Inc., moderating a panel that includes: Ashok Dastidar, VP, dust & flammability testing and consulting services, Fauske; Vahid Ebadat, CEO, Chilworth Asia Pacific; Craig Froehling, engineering lead - worldwide grain, Cargill; Jack Osborn, PE, Airdusco; Bill Stevenson, VP - engineering, CV Technology.

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After the keynote, the 10:15 sessions include:

  • Help! My Powder or Bulk Solid Won’t Flow from My Bin, Hopper, or Silo!, Eric Maynard, senior consultant/director, Jenike & Johanson
  • New Tools for Regulatory Compliance in Powder Processing: How Pneumatic Conveying  and Industrial Vacuum Cleaning Systems Simplify Compliance with NFPA, OSHA, FDA / FSMA, ANSI, NIOSH, ANSI/ASSE Regulations, David Kennedy, business development manager, Vac-U-Max
  • Safeguarding Explosion-Prone Installations: Prescriptive vs. Performance-Based Approaches, led by Dr.-Ing. Johannes Lottermann, director explosion safety, REMBE Inc.
  • Pneumatic Conveying Physical Demonstration, led by Jack D. Hilbert, principal consultant, Pneumatic Conveying Consultants LLC

At 1:30, conferees can choose from the following sessions:

  • Step-by-Step Bin and Feeder Design to Reliably Handle Powders and Bulk Solids, led by Eric Maynard, senior consultant/director, Jenike & Johanson
  • Optimizing Existing Pneumatic Conveying Systems, Jack D. Hilbert, principal consultant, Pneumatic Conveying Consultants LLC
  • Basics and Applications of Particle Characterization, Remi Trottier, scientist, The Dow Chemical Co.
  • Facilitated Bulk Storage and Feeding Tour, where Joe Marinelli, president, Solids Handling Technologies Inc., will lead a tour of the show floor and speak to vendors about what is new at the event

The 3:15 sessions include:

  • NFPA Combustible Dust Standards 2017 Update, Laura Moreno, engineer, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Key Essentials to Food and Nutrition Powder Blending, Steven Wicklund, account manager, Tetra-Pak Inc.
  • Misery Loves Company, a panel led by Eric Maynard, senior consultant/director, Jenike & Johanson that includes James Koch, The Dow Chemical Co., and a representative from TUNRA Bulk Solids, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • How Proper Silo Design Can Prevent Silo Failures, led by Joe Marinelli, president, Solids Handling Technologies Inc., and Gary Chubb, executive director & founder, Chubb Engineering.

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Day 2 of the conference, Wednesday, April 25, begins at 9am with a keynote panel discussion on pneumatic conveying, led by Prof, Mike Bradley, University of Greenwich, UK, and consisting of Jack D. Hilbert, principal consultant, Pneumatic Conveying Consultants LLC, Professor Mark Jones, PhD, director, TUNRA Bulk Solids, University of Newcastle, Australia, Joe Marinelli, president, Solids Handling Technologies Inc., Jonathon Thorn, executive director of process technology, Schenck Process, as well as a representative from Coperion K-Tron.

At 10:15, four options include:

  • How Do I Mix, Blend, and Effectively Sample My Powders and Bulk Solids?, Eric Maynard, senior consultant/director, Jenike & Johanson
  • Conveyor Selection Criteria for Mechanical Handling Systems, Craig Wheeler, associate professor, and Daniel Ausling, associate director, TUNRA Bulk Solids, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Trends and Innovations in Powder Processing for Life Science Applications, Par Almhem, president, ModWave
  • OSHA Presentation on Standard 1910

After lunch, four more sessions at 1:30 include:

  • Dust Explosions - The Nature of the Problem & Practical Measures for its Control, Vahid Ebadat, Ph.D., CEO, Chilworth Asia Pacific 
  • A panel on Driving the Greatest ROI in Scaling up Automation in Food Factories, consisting: David Rose, managing director, Spiroflow; Andrew Eddleman, applications engineer, Acquire Automation; and Bill Werra, VP corporate strategy, Sentry Equipment.
  • Don’t Blame Your Mixer or Blender on Problems Caused by Material Segregation!, Eric Maynard, senior consultant/director, Jenike & Johanson
  • Facilitated Pneumatic Conveying Systems Tour, led by Jack D. Hilbert, principal consultant, Pneumatic Conveying Consultants LLC

At 3:15, conferees have a choice of:

  • Troubleshooting Pneumatic Conveying Systems, Professor Mark Jones, PhD, director, TUNRA Bulk Solids, University of Newcastle, TUNRA Bulk Solids
  • Understanding the Issues with Level Measurement and How to Correct Them, Herman Coello, product marketing manager - level technologies, Siemens Industry Inc.
  • Next Steps in Continuous Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing: Conveying, Screening, Recovering and Reusing Metal Powders while Rendering Combustible Metal Powders Inert, David Kennedy, business development manager, Vac-U-Max
  • Volumetric and Gravimetric Feeder Design to Ensure Reliable Flow, Joe Marinelli, president, Solids Handling Technologies Inc.

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Day 3 of the 2018 Powder Show Conference, Thursday, April 26, begins at 9am with a keynote panel discussion: Mixing, Sampling, Segregation, led by Eric Maynard, senior consultant/director, Jenike & Johanson, and including Joe Marinelli, president, Solids Handling Technologies Inc., Professor Michael Bradley, University of Greenwich, UK, John Liffiton, senior principal food process engineer, Glanbia Performance Nutrition, and Bruno Hancock, Pfizer.

Then at 10:15, there are four options:

  • The Use of DEM and Scale Modelling for Materials Handling Design, Daniel Ausling, senior consulting engineer, TUNRA Bulk Solids, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Effective Chute Design to Avoid Plugging, Wear, Spillage, and Dusting, Eric Maynard, senior consultant/director, Jenike & Johanson
  • Material Storage Fundamentals, Joe Marinelli, president, & Scott Miller, senior consultant, Solids Handling Technologies Inc.
  • Facilitated Dust Control Tour, led by Diane Cave, engineering manager, EPM Consulting

At 1:30, there are four more sessions:

  • How to Deal with Big Problems with Small Powder Handling Equipment, Eric Maynard, senior consultant/director, Jenike & Johanson
  • Effect of Temperature and Relative Humidity on Bulk Solids Handling, research director, John Lawrence, KSU Bulk Solids Innovation Center
  • Essentials for an Effective Dust Collection System, Jack Osborn, senior design engineer, Airdusco EDS
  • A session on Disruptive Technology that will include Travis Wallace, president/CEO, Magnum Systems

The Conference wraps up at 3:15 with the following options:

  • Panel Discussion: To Retrofit or to Invest? Making the Best Equipment-Based Decision for Your Business, led by Joe Marinelli, president, Solids Handling Technologies Inc., and including: Diane Cave, engineering manager, EPM Consulting; Tim Harvey, director of material storage & handling systems, River Consulting LLC; Frazier Thomas, Thomas & Muller
  • Grinding, Milling and Size Reduction, Professor Michael Bradley, University of Greenwich, UK
  • What’s New in Technology: Energy-Efficient Systems
  • Dust Control Standard Compliance

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