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The Future of Powder and Bulk Solids

When: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Time: 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific

In this webinar we will discuss how the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center provides a wide range of value-added services and solutions to enhance efficiency and productivity when handling powder and bulk solids in industry - food, chemical, pharmaceutical, minerals, and plastics. From research education, training, access to technology, and bench to full-scale testing of dry bulk solids, the center identifies and solves real-world industrial problems.

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Right-Sizing Explosion Protection through Dust Testing

When: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Time: 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific

While some information may be available characterizing a dust’s hazard characteristics, a small investment in appropriately understanding specific properties of your facility’s dusts can result in substantial savings in explosion protection equipment and maintenance. Martin Clouthier, MSc., PEng., director, Jensen Hughes, will review the science behind many common dust tests, and specifically how using the cubic meter chamber in lieu of the standard 20L vessel can justify elimination or reduction of explosion protection equipment in certain situations.

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How to Choose Between a Rotary Valve and Screw Feeder

When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Time: 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific

Eric Maynard, vice president, Jenike & Johanson, will present a free 60-minute webinar, “How to Choose Between a Rotary Valve and Screw Feeder,” as part of Powder & Bulk Solids’ DryPro series. Both the rotary valve airlock and the screw can be effective feeders for bulk solids. However, there are subtle differences in their operation and integration with the hopper design that could upset flow and performance if not addressed. This webinar will discuss features of each type of feeder and provide critical design tips to help you to avoid common design and operational problems.  It will include a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A.
 

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Methods to Assure a Successful Dust Collection System

When: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Time: 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific

Jack Osborn, senior project engineer, Airdusco Engineering and Design Services LLC, will present a free 60-minute webinar, "Methods to Assure a Successful Dust Collection System." Far too often expensive dust collection systems are ineffective and a constant maintenance problem. The presenter has found through 43+ years of designing, providing, and trouble-shooting dust collection systems that by applying certain essential standards the results will be a long-term reliable and effective system. This webinar course will present and explain these essential standards for a successful dust collection system. It will include a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A.
 

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What You Need to Know about Flammable and Combustible Dust Safety

When: Thursday, June 20, 2019 Time: 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific

Brian Richardson, technical departments manager, Camfil Air Pollution Control, will present a free 60-minute webinar “What You Need to Know about Flammable and Combustible Dust Safety” on Thursday, June 20 at 2pm EDT/11am WDT. In this webinar, Richardson will discuss how to recognize dangerous combustible dust situations in manufacturing plants and processing facilities. This knowledge will help you quickly observe an unsafe situation in your everyday work environment, recognize what you are seeing, evaluate whether you or your employees are in harm’s way, and decide what steps to take to make the environment safe. This webinar will include a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A.

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Understanding the Gas Flow Generator – the “Heart” of the Pneumatic Conveying System

When: May 14, 2019 Time: 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific

Many of the pneumatic conveying problems of plugging, wear, and particle attrition can be the result of improper gas flow. Selecting the right gas/air mover, such as the fan, PD blower, or compressor, is a vital decision when implementing a pneumatic conveying system. In this webinar, Eric Maynard, vice president, Jenike & Johanson,will review the features of these gas movers, as well as general selection tips to help the attendee with decision making on which is appropriate for their conveying system.

This webinar will include a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A.


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119 Years of Dust Explosion Incidents – Lessons Learned & Open Challenges

When: March 27, 2019 Time: 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific

In this webinar, Dr. Chris Cloney, managing director and lead researcher at DustEx Research Ltd (DustSafetyScience.com), will cover what materials have the most dust explosions, what are the average injury and fatality rates, what are typical facility damages, what equipment is involved, and what open challenges remain to be address in our community, as part of Powder & Bulk Solids' DryPro free webinar series.

This webinar will include a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A.

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Changes to NFPA 68 and How They Can Affect Your Explosion Protection Design

When: November 29, 2018 Time: 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific

On November 29, 2018 at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific, Dr. Ashok Ghose Dastidar, vice president, dust & flammability testing and consulting services, Fauske & Associates LLC, will present "Changes to NFPA 68 in the 2018 Revision and How They Can Affect Your Explosion Protection Design" as part of Powder & Bulk Solids' DryPro free webinar series.

The new version of NFPA 68 has made some slight modifications to the design equations that could affect the calculated vent size under special circumstances. Given the fact that NFPA 68 is a standard, your calculations for new explosion mitigation designs should be reflecting these changes so as to comply with fire and building codes.


This webinar will include a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A.

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Combustible Dust: 5 Things to Understand on the Road to Compliance

When: October 10, 2018 Time: 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific

You’ve heard of combustible dust, you might have even read up on the standards, but do you really understand steps for compliance? You’re not alone. It’s easy to underestimate the risks and necessary precautions. As a result, facilities are facing fines, fires and are even at risk for devastating explosions. With the release of NFPA 652, OSHA inspections ever present and insurance companies making demands, it’s important to understand what you don’t know and what you need to know to keep your facility safe and compliant.

Attend this webinar and receive:
•    A breakdown of 5 misunderstood issues surrounding combustible dust;
•    Critical housekeeping tips and recommendations, as they pertain to Nilfisk's first-hand experiences; and,
•    Q&A time to discuss specific issues.

This webinar will include a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A.

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Selecting a Conveyor is Easy...Living with a Poorly Operating Conveyor is Not!

When: September 18, 2018 Time: 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific

Eric Maynard, vice president, Jenike & Johanson, will present "Selecting a Conveyor is Easy...Living with a Poorly Operating Conveyor is Not!" as part of Powder & Bulk Solids' DryPro free webinar series.

In this webinar, a review of key considerations for selection of mechanical conveyors will be presented. An overview of features, typical capacities, and operating principles for each type of mechanical conveyor will be discussed. Project managers responsible for integration of mechanical conveyors into their bulk solids handling systems should attend this event to learn how to avoid costly mistakes with improper selection of a conveyor for a tough application.

Attend this webinar and:

  • Learn about the common types of mechanical conveyors and their features.
  • Discover how to quickly determine which type of mechanical conveyor is suitable for your solids.
  • Walk-away with helpful hints on do's and don'ts with conveyors.
  • Identify scenarios to avoid selection of an inappropriate conveyor for a tough application. 

This webinar will include a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A.

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Combustible Dust Explosion Expert Discusses New Incident Database

When: August 9, 2018. Time: 11:00 AM PDT | 2:00 PM EDT

Combustible dust explosions and fires are an all too common event across a variety of industries that work with powders and bulk solids. Dr. Chris Cloney of DustEx Research Ltd. recently launched an effort to document combustible dust fires and explosions around the world in a new online database, DustSafetyScience.com. Join us to hear about Dr. Cloney's groundbreaking project and it's potential impacts on industry, regulatory efforts, and education.

Attend this webinar and you will:

  • Hear about Dust Safety Science's Combustible Dust Incident (CDI) Database on DustSafetyScience.com
  • Learn how data collection on dust explosions and fires will benefit operations around the world
  • Learn how DustEx Research Ltd. collects and processes data on explosions and fires and how they develop insights
  • Hear about how Equipment Makers, Companies and Organizations are expressing interest in the project
  • Learn about trends identified thus far and potential gleanings from the data in the future

This webinar will include a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A.

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An Overview of OSHA’s Silica Standards and the Use of Ventilation

When: July 10, 2018. Time: 11 am EDT| 2pm PDT

Gregg Grubb, CIH, vice president, Grubb Industrial Hygiene Services LLC, will present “Keep Your Head Out of the Clouds: An Overview of OSHA’s Silica Standards and the Use of Ventilation,” as part of Powder & Bulk Solids' DryPro free webinar series.

In 2016, federal OSHA lowered the permissible occupational exposure limit for respirable crystalline silica for both general industry and construction activities.  In addition to these reduced exposure limits, OSHA also created numerous new requirements addressing the management of occupational crystalline silica exposures.  This webinar provides an overview of OSHA’s Silica in Construction and General Industry Standards.  Additionally, the use of engineering controls, with a focus on ventilation, will also be discussed.

Attend this webinar and:

  • Develop an understanding of key elements of OSHA's new silica standards.
  • Develop an understanding of the engineering and administrative control measures, specifically ventilation requirements, contained in the silica standards.
  • Learn how to apply engineering and administrative controls to protect construction and general industry employees from exposure to respirable crystalline silica.

This webinar will include a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A.

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Troubleshooting Pneumatic Conveying Systems

When: May 8, 2018. Time: 12am PDT | 3pm EDT

On May 8, 2018 at 3pm Eastern/12pm Pacific, Professor Mark Jones is Head of the School of Engineering, Director of TUNRA Bulk Solids Handling Research Associates, will present "Troubleshooting Pneumatic Conveying Systems," as part of Powder & Bulk Solids' DryPro free webinar series.

Pneumatic conveying systems are widely used in the process industries but often suffer from a range of operating problems, such as pipeline blockage, systems not achieving rate, erosive wear, and issues with product quality. This session will outline why these problems occur and identify potential solutions illustrated through a range of practical industrial case studies. 

The learning outcomes will be:

* Understand why a range of operating problems occur
* Identify solutions to overcome these problems
* Understand the context of these solutions through industrial case studies

Professor Jones has held the Chair in Bulk Solids Handling at the University of Newcastle since 1999. His research interests span the broad area of Bulk Materials Handling and he specializes in pipeline transport.

This webinar will include a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A.

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Critical Tips to Avoid a Dangerous Dust Flash Fire/Explosion

When: March 8, 2018. Time: 11am PDT | 2pm EDT

Eric Maynard, senior consultant and the director of education at Jenike & Johanson, the key contributors to combustible dust flash fires and explosions. Attendees will:

  • Learn about the flash fires and explosions from ignition of combustible dusts
  • Discover how to reliably determine if your dust is combustible
  • Identify scenarios leading to dust emissions and dust accumulation
  • Walk-away with an appreciation for the hazards that can result from fire/explosions
  • Understand how to build a strategy for executing on a dust hazards analysis (DHA)

This webinar will include a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A.

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5 Critical Considerations When Implementing a Dust Collection System

When: November 8, 2017. Time: 11am PDT | 2pm EDT

Eric Maynard, senior consultant and the director of education at Jenike & Johanson, will discuss the five most critical things to get right when you implement a dust collection system at your plant. These items include:

  • Determine the proper minimum conveying velocity
  • Use balance-by-design branch layout
  • Properly size the air mover
  • Avoid common duct/piping design mistakes
  • Don’t forget about the air/solids separator

This webinar will include a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A.

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Causes of Grain Flow Issues from Poorly Managed Stored Grain

When: November 15, 2017. Time: 11am PDT | 2pm EDT

This webinar presented by Perdue University Associate Professor and Extension Engineer in Agricultural and Biological Engineering Dr. Klein E. Illeleji examines factors leading to grain flow issues, grain quality's role in grain flow, and proactive measures managers of processing facilities, farms, and grain elevators can take to prevent flow issues. Learn more about identifying and resolving dangerous grain storage conditions that put workers in danger. 

Attend this webinar and learn:

  • Factors contributing to grain flow issues and entrapment risks
  • The role of grain quality in flowability
  • Proactive measures for operators to prevent grain flowability issues

This webinar will include a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A.

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