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  • Side Door Bin Discharging Large Volumes of Dry Products

    November 20, 2013

    Used primarily in the food and chemical industries for discharging large volumes of dry products, the side door bin’s large door opening allows products prone to bridging to discharge quickly and completely. Custom Powder System’s new gasket-free door design makes this container an even...

  • Customized Storage Solutions

    November 15, 2013

    Pittsburgh Tank works with customers to provide a customized solution to individual storage needs, offering shop, field- and modular-welded tanks that perform to AWS, API, or ASME standards. It has the ability to fabricate a variety of custom-built products and components from carbon steel,...

  • Tank Connection Acquires Manufacturing Facility

    November 7, 2013

    Tank Connection Affiliate Group has acquired a manufacturing facility in southeast KS. The facility was originally built by Bush Hog Manufacturing, was later occupied by Ruskins Manufacturing, and is located in Galesburg, KS. According to TC president, Bill Neighbors, this acquisition is part...

  • Handling Carbon Black and Titanium Dioxide

    November 6, 2013

    Carbon black and titanium dioxide (TiO2) are two of the most difficult powders to handle in bins, hoppers, and feeders. You may conclude that, as the title of this article indicates, designing a handling system for these "nasty" materials is not black and white. If you are not familiar...

  • Understanding XL Hopper Tank Designs for Dry Bulk Storage

    November 6, 2013

    The use of shop-welded steel hopper tanks is common in dry bulk storage applications. Typically, the average size shop-welded tank used to store bulk materials will range from 3500 to 7000 cubic feet per unit. In select applications, shop-welded hopper tanks can exceed capacities of 10,000 cu ft of...

  • Secure Storage: Protecting Your Investment

    October 29, 2013

    Hopper-bottom, smooth-wall silos and stainless steel tanks are utilized across North America for bulk storage and handling of dry flowable products in the commercial and industrial sectors for a variety of applications. When it comes to bulk storage versatility, it is important to store your...

  • Vibrating Bin Discharger with Three Outlets

    October 24, 2013

    Carman Industries introduces a vibrating bin discharger featuring a three-outlet discharge for promoting the flow of bulk material from storage into three separate downstream systems. The multi-outlet vibrating bin discharger eliminated a downstream static diverter valve, freeing up headroom to...

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  • Frequently Asked Questions - Part 1

    September 5, 2013

    Having been a consultant for many years, I have obviously been asked some of the same questions concerning solids flow, time and time again. Here are some more frequently asked questions and answers: 1. How can bulk solids flood or flush out of a bin? Answer: Fine solids flowing in funnel...

  • Retrofit the Existing Bin or Build a New One?

    August 20, 2013

    As our economy continues to be erratic, companies are resorting to retrofitting existing equipment. This is not an entirely bad decision, because retrofitted equipment can perform quite reliably if done properly. I have spent years as a consultant modifying existing bins and feeders to improve flow...