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  • What is Expanded Flow?

    September 22, 2014

    This issue focuses on storage of powders. When handling powders, we always need to remember the following: material flow properties need to be determined; proper designs are required to ensure reliable flow; feeder design is as important as the silo design.     With all the...

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  • Schust Introduces Pulse-Jet Bottom-Access Bin Vent

    September 11, 2014

    The Liberator Pulse Jet Bottom Access Bin Vent (PVB) features bottom-access design, ensuring safe filter maintenance from silo-top elevation. Units install directly on bins and silos via the supplied flanged inlet. Ductwork is eliminated and installation expenses reduced. Liberator PVB vents...

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  • See-Through Fiberglass Tanks

    September 8, 2014

    This product has the advantage of visual light transparency, and is non-corrosive, non-conductive, and shatterproof. As can be seen in the photograph, this fiberglass material, Sun-lite HP, provides up to 90% visual transparency, allowing the user to see through the sidewall. The Sun-lite material...

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  • CHEP Pallecon Solutions Unveils New Website

    September 3, 2014

    CHEP Pallecon Solutions North America, the container pooling company formerly known as CAPS, unveils its new website at www.cheppallecon.com. For more than 15 years, CHEP Pallecon Solutions has provided an all-inclusive container rental and management program that allows customers to cut cost,...

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  • Grain Storage Facility Demand Soaring

    August 26, 2014

    A large crop of corn combined with falling prices may spur farmers to seek and purchase more grain storage facilities. Grain storage companies are reporting that it is difficult to keep up with demand, according to a report from Valley News Live, based out of Fargo, ND. Trevor Meier, marketing...

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  • Tank Connection to Increase Production by 50%

    August 12, 2014

    Kansas-based Tank Connection has announced that it will expand its production by 50 percent in the fourth quarter. The company is also seeking to hire about 35 new employees, and will add new equipment as part of the expansion. “We are making investments in both capital assets and new...

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  • Alumina Powder Silo Retrofit Improves Product Quality

    July 28, 2014

    The Need Alumina is a fine powder that is used in the manufacture of aluminum, abrasives, refractory material, and various household products. Large users of alumina often arrange to have it shipped to their plants in 100-ton capacity railcars. The quality and consistency of the alumina, which...

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  • Hot Air Blowers for Drying Tanks, Mixers, Totes, Piping

    July 23, 2014

    After every clean in place cycle, the internal surfaces of any powder blending and handling system are not truly clean until they are completely dry. Sonic’s hot air blower technology is ideal for the drying of tanks, blenders, mixers, totes, and piping, in as little as 15 minutes. This...

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  • Should My Material Be Tested On-Site?

    July 21, 2014

    In the past, we have discussed flow properties testing and the need for this type work to ensure reliable bin and hopper flow. The Jenike Shear Tester is a device that is recognized as the standard for testing bulk solids by ASTM (D-6128-97) in the U.S. and in Europe, and the test procedure is well...

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