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  • Grain Handling Facility Fined $400K after Worker Suffocates in Bin

    September 15, 2016

    As he cleared soybean debris, a 41-year-old elevator superintendent suffocated when his lifeline tangled in an unguarded and rotating auger. A federal investigation into the worker's death found multiple violations of federal safety standards for grain handling at the Cooperative Producers Inc...

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  • Silo Top Bin Vent Filter

    September 14, 2016

    A bin vent filter is a dust filtration unit on top of a silo or a large bin. These storage units for powder and bulk materials can be filled mechanically by bucket elevators, for example, or by the pneumatic systems from bulk tanker truck. To avoid overpressure in the silo and pollution of the...

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  • The Parable of the Fallen Arches

    September 6, 2016

    Lyn Bates dreams up various off-beat themes to convey serious messages. From time to time we will publish examples of his humor on the site to show that the subject is far from dull, but live with the intriguing complexities that nature throws at solids handling engineers. In the beginning...

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  • Jenike & Johanson Turns 50

    August 3, 2016

    August 3, 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the founding of Jenike & Johanson. Fifty years ago today, Dr. Jerry Johanson resigned from his job at US Steel’s applied research laboratory in Monroeville, PA and joined Dr. Andrew Jenike, his thesis advisor from the University of Utah, to...

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  • K-State Offering Pneumatic Conveying, Storage & Flow Courses

    July 25, 2016

    Kansas State University is offering two courses: “Pneumatic Conveying of Powders and Bulk Solids” and “Storage and Flow of Bulk Solids.” “Pneumatic Conveying of Powders and Bulk Solids” will take place October 11-14, 2016. This course focuses on the design...

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  • Patented Drum Massager

    June 20, 2016

    The drum massager is a patented solution to discharge stored product in fiber or plastic drums and corrugated boxes. It breaks up a wide range of difficult products such as sodium chloride, potassium chloride (KCL, calcium chloride, and metformin). The massaging action is performed by two pairs of...

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  • CST Introduces Jackable Flat Panel Tank

    June 13, 2016

    TecTank FP is a jackable flat panel bolted tank that was designed based on designs from Peabody TecTank, Columbian Steel Tank, and Columbian TecTank. The new addition extends CST’s dry bulk, heavy industrial product portfolio in order to meet the needs of its growing global customer base. To-...

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  • Fittings Solve Powder Coating Processing Problems

    May 25, 2016

    Paint powders can be messy. They are vibrant, beautiful additions to many different sectors of the world, but they are messy. One manufacturer, Peridium Powder Coatings, a division of Vogel Industrial Coatings, sought to solve some of the processing problems it was experiencing that were leading to...

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  • Impressive Panel Tackles Hopper/Silo Failures at Powder Show Conference

    May 6, 2016

    Powder Show Conference attendees were treated to an impressive panel of some of the world’s foremost experts for a keynote discussion on Wednesday, May 4, “Cause & Effect: Hopper and Silo Failures and How They Could Have Been Prevented.” Moderated by Eric Maynard,...

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  • When it Comes to Silos, Inspect, Prevent, and Maintain

    April 20, 2016

    A silo, in many ways, is like the human body. Life is good when the silo is working effectively. When the silo gets clogged, production slows down and an army of problems marches onto the scene. Despite the problems that can arise from a poorly maintained silo, companies often put off maintenance...

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