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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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Pneumatic Conveyors: Achieving Reliable and Energy Efficient Operation

When: September 13, 2017. Time: 11am PDT | 2pm EDT

This presentation will outline key choices to be made when procuring or designing a pneumatic conveying system, including the choice of the most appropriate operating conditions and key components, and sizing to create a system that will operate with minimum downtime and energy consumption. The understanding imparted will be of equal interest to those responsible for maintaining, trouble-shooting, or improving existing systems.

Points of interest include:
• Basic function and modes of flow (dilute and dense phase)
• Rotary valves for pneumatic conveying (a short review of specification options and other feeders, especially blow tanks)
• Vacuum versus positive pressure conveying
• Filter types and sizing
• Air movers (short review of types and their application areas)
• Energy efficiency (how to choose the best system; advantage of stepped bores)   
• Interfacing hoppers, silos, bins, and feeders to pneumatic conveyors

This hour-long webinar will be presented by Professor Mike Bradley, Professor in Particle and Bulk Technology, Director of the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, University of Greenwich, and moderated by Powder & Bulk Solids editor-in-chief, Kevin Cronin.

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