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  • How to Design the Best Bin, Silo, Hopper, or Feeder

    September 29, 2015

    An improperly designed silo, bin, or hopper can be fixed but the repairs may be costly, laborious, or both and it may be easier to simply start from scratch. That’s why it is important to get the design right the first time, according to Joe Marinelli, president of Solids Handling...

  • Testing Powders for Combustibility

    September 24, 2015

    While there are an increasing number of companies that are aware of the potential for their powder material to provide the fuel for a potentially damaging fire or explosion, there are some who still do not have the proper understanding of the hazards of the material they are using. That lack of...

  • Bulk Bag Company

  • Inspections, Enforcement Increase after Fatalities

    August 12, 2015

    The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is increasing its enforcement efforts this week after the deaths of three miners last week. The death of three miners on August 3 has prompted the agency to start inspections on August 10 that will focus on violations associated with mining deaths....

  • Continuous Personal Dust Monitor Classes Offered

    August 6, 2015

    The Mine Safety and Health Administration is offering instruction and certification exams across the country for operators of Continuous Personal Dust Monitor (CPDM) equipment. The classes are being offered to help mine operators meet the requirements of MHSA rules designed to protect mine workers...

  • Solving Powder Flow Problems at Powder Show Canada

    June 4, 2015

    Understanding powder segregation and material flow problems can be difficult if you are working with a material you are unfamiliar with or are unsure about. Often, material flow and segregation problems occur because the company handling the material doesn’t know as much about their material...

  • Bulk Solids Innovation Center Grand Opening Set

    May 11, 2015

    After breaking ground on the project less than a year ago, the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center will celebrate its grand opening with a purple ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2pm Thursday, May 14. The two-story, 13,000-sq-ft facility is the only one of its kind in North America...

  • Grain Entrapments, Confined Space Incidents Rise in 2014

    May 5, 2015

    By Joe Florkowski, managing editor, Powder & Bulk Solids There were at least 70 confined space-related injuries and fatalities in the U.S. in 2014, up slightly from 2013, according to a new report issued by Purdue University. Of the 70 confined-space cases documented in 2014, more than half...

  • Bulk Solids Innovation Center to Spur Education, Research

    May 1, 2015

    Bulk solids education in America gets a home this month with the opening of the Bulk Solids Innovation Center in Salina, KS. The Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center is the first facility dedicated to bulk solids research and education in the U.S., and is expected to serve as a...

  • RMS Roller-Grinder