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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Corrugated Mounting Plates Simplify Bin Level Installation on Grain Bins

    August 13, 2013

    Mounting a bin level indicator on the side of a corrugated bin, used mainly for grain storage, can be challenging. This is especially true when level indicator suppliers only offer you a flat mounting plate that leaves large gaps that must be sealed using messy foam or other means. BlueLevel...

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  • Storage Silo Selection for Dry Bulk Applications

    July 29, 2013

    The process of silo selection starts with a series of questions that require answers before proceeding. This is one of the main problems witnessed in today’s dry bulk storage market. Tank and silo selection many times is based on a preferred “construction type” in lieu of “...

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  • When Things Go Wrong: How to Address a Solids Flow Problem

    July 11, 2013

    As a consultant to the bulk solids handling industry for so many years, I have been involved in numerous approaches to solids handling problems. The process usually starts problem. This typically results in the submission of a with a telephone conversation concerning a particular proposal for...

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  • Powder/Bulk Solids Launches Powder Perspectives

    June 13, 2013

    Powder/Bulk Solids has launched "Powder Perspectives" -- an online column that will be hosted by Joe Marinelli, and include discussions concentrating on handling powders and other bulk solids. "Powder Perspectives" can be found on PowderBulkSolids.com under the Resources tab on...

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