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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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  • Diversified Storage Systems

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  • Weighing Solution for Skirted Silos

    April 29, 2013

    Strain Systems Inc. introduces an accurate, nonintrusive, continuous skirted silo weighing system. Weight measurement for skirted silos has always been challenging because of the physics of these structures, especially due to changes in temperature in the environment. Equipped with the temperature-...

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  • Bin Volume Measurement and Mapping

    April 23, 2013

    The 3DLevelScanner HT measures the volume and mapping the material surface in bins, tanks, and silos with high temperatures. This new model of the 3DLevelScanner has an operating temperature range of up to 356°F to accommodate high temperatures that may be present when material has been heated...

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  • Jenike & Johanson Offering Pneumatic Conveying, Flow Courses

    April 15, 2013

    Jenike & Johanson is presenting the following AIChE sponsored courses June 18-20 at the Canadian Management Centre in Toronto: Flow of Solids in Bins, Hoppers, Chutes, and Feeders This training covers: • A wide range of bulk material handling equipment & problems...

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