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Fundamentals of Powder Flow Technology to Highlight AIChE Day at Chem Show

August 24, 2009
An insightful tutorial session on the Fundamentals of Powder Flow Technology will highlight AIChE Day at The New Chem Show, November 17-19 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.
     
Powder Flow Technology is a critical issue to all industries in which bulk solids are being handled, processed, or refined as greater industry emphasis is being placed on process optimization, safety, and cost reductions. This session will provide insights into common flow problems that arise when powders and bulk solids are put into silos, bins, and hoppers, as well as ways to characterize a material's flow properties. Speaker Eric Maynard, a senior consultant with Jenike & Johanson Inc., will provide proven, practical, and cost-effective perspectives on a wide range of related topics from retrofits to the design of latest facilities.
     
Topics addressed in the Fundamentals of Powder Flow Technology session will include:

Typical bulk solids flow problems in silos, bins, and hoppers
Results of flow problems
Flow patterns and different hopper designs
Ways to characterize flow properties (common tests and resulting data)
      
“Proper training of personnel involved in solids handling and processing is essential to operating an efficient and reliable bulk solids handling system,” says Maynard. “Since the theory of bulk solids handling is seldom a part of formal engineering training, this session will provide a balance of solids flow theory and practical applications to make the information immediately useful to the participants.”

“It is technical and timely content and topics like the Powder Flow Technology session that keep CPI professionals on the cutting-edge of industry developments” said Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Co., which produces and manages The New Chem Show. Other sessions offered during AIChE Day during the first day of the three-day event include:

Integrated Process Solutions for Solid-Liquid Separations
Micro and Ultra-Filtration Membranes for Pharmaceutical and Food applications
Chemical Product Design and Engineering
Implementing Sustainability Practices into the Chemical Processing Industry
Integrative Approach to Crystallization Process Development
Mixing Basics and Single Phase Mixing
Multiphase Mixing
Troubleshooting Common Pneumatic Conveying Problems
Process Safety Practices in the Chemical Processing Industry
     
For information on the educational program at the 2009 Chem Show, visit www.chemshow.com.