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New Bulk Solids Continuing Education Courses

January 3, 2017
Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center, Salina, KS
Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center, Salina, KS

The Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center in Salina, KS provides professional development courses to further industry and employee education and help your organization operate at the optimal level.

Courses are designed for engineers, operators, managers, technicians, and similar individuals who are responsible for designing, improving, or troubleshooting powders and bulk solids handling systems in the following industries:

•    Pharmaceutical
•    Plastics
•    Chemical
•    Mineral
•    Food
•    Grain and Feed

Online Fundamental Course on Bulk Solids Handling

Five-week online course beginning January 9, 2017
1.5 CEUs/15 PDHs
Cost: $750*

This is an introductory course designed for individuals who are responsible for bulk solids handling of materials. Covering various topics related to powders and bulk solids handling, individuals who enroll in this course will improve their ability to design, maintain, and improve bulk solids handling systems, understand advantages and disadvantages of the various types of systems, evaluate vendor options, and optimize the performance of existing systems.

By attending this course, participants will understand:
•    Flow problems and their related properties
•    Design principles of a bin/hopper, chute, and feeder
•    Pneumatic conveying system basic design and trouble-shooting procedures
•    Mechanical conveying concepts and design procedures

Refresher Course on Bulk Solids Handling

January 24-27, 2017
Salina, KS
2.5 CEUs/25 PDHs
Cost: $1500*

This comprehensive course provides theory and applied instruction on various bulk solids handling, storage, and flow concepts. Students will participate in a full-scale test laboratory practical session of bulk solids handling, focusing on dilute and dense phase pneumatic conveying.

By attending this course, participants will:
•    Design a bin, chute, and feeder
•    Design a pneumatic conveying system
•    Understand the problems related to bulk solids handling
•    Understand the trouble shooting procedures related to bulk solids handling

Pneumatic Conveying of Powders and Bulk Solids

March 14-16, 2017
Salina, KS
2.4 CEUs/24 PDHs
Cost: $1500*

This course focuses on the design of pneumatic conveying systems, common pneumatic conveying problems and discusses solutions to these problems. Participants will partake in the actual design of pneumatic conveying system following step-by-step procedure. The course includes practical demonstrations and troubleshooting using various materials in actual pneumatic conveying systems.

By attending the course, participants will be able to:
•    Design a pneumatic conveying system and select equipment
•    Troubleshoot pneumatic conveying problems
•    Understand the material properties related to pneumatic conveying
•    Understand the different types of pneumatic conveying systems and their applications, advantages, and disadvantages

Storage and Flow of Bulk Solids

April 18-20, 2017
Salina, KS
2.3 CEUs/23 PDHs
Cost: $1500*

This course covers important topics related to powder and bulk solid flow in bins, hoppers, and chutes. Participants will participate in a full-scale test laboratory practical session on bulk solids handling. Participants will improve their ability to design, maintain, and improve bulk solids handling systems, understand advantages and disadvantages of the various types of systems, evaluate vendor options, and optimize the performance of existing systems.

By attending the course, participants will be able to:
•    Understand flow properties and problems for powders and bulk solids
•    Design a bin/hopper, chute and feeder
•    Implement trouble shooting procedures related to flow problems

*Discounts available to multiple registrants from same organization and scholarships available to educational entities.

Learn more and register online at bulksolids.k-state.edu/profdev