Powder & Bulk Solids Conference Enhanced for 2014

February 14, 2014

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Powder & Bulk Solids Conference Enhanced for 2014

The International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference, May 6-8 in Rosemont, IL, delivers the latest innovations and best practices in dry processing, bulk material handling, storage, particle technology, and related technologies in a content-rich, three-day program. This highly competitive industry requires engineers to stay up to date with the latest innovations and procedures. The 2014 program is designed to provide value to dry processing and bulk solids handling engineers of all experience levels.
    The 2014 Conference has been revamped and enhanced to better serve conferees and help them obtain a year’s worth of educational content and networking in just three days. Here’s a quick look at what’s new for 2014:

New Format
The classic 3-day/4-track program now has shorter 1½-hour sessions to expand the education menu each day. There will be a plenary keynote plus 12 topic options every day, providing increased flexibility for education choices.

Proficiency Indicators
The core technical training that has always been featured now has easy indicators on each 1½-hour Technical Workshop to indicate whether it is Fundamental (F) or Advanced (A) education, so conferees can determine what level of training is right for them.
    Highlighted sessions include: Technical Workshop (A) Understanding the Causes of Powder and Bulk Material Handling Problems, led by Eric Maynard, senior consultant, Jenike & Johanson Inc.; Technical Workshop (F) Dust Collection System Maintenance and Troubleshooting, led by Gary Q. Johnson, chemical engineer & consultant, Workplace Exposure Solutions.

Enhanced International Presence
It’s the International Powder Show, so the international representation on the speaking faculty has been heightened to provide access to more experts from around the globe, including Australia, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Scotland, Spain, and the U.K.

Technology Highlights
Each day will start with a Keynote Technology Panel Discussion on a leading-edge science that is brining innovation to the industry, plus conferees will have access to multiple What’s New in Tech sessions each day that will explore newer areas of technological discovery and their practical applications for your field.
A highlighted session is What’s New in Tech - Nanotechnology Advancements and Applications, led by Stephen Miranda, sales director North America, grinding & dispersion, Netzsch, and Stewart Rissley, Midwest & Canada regional manager, Netzsch.
Industry Case Studies
Food/agriculture, chemical, and pharmaceutical industry specialists now have access to discussions focused on these verticals. A dedicated group of professionals from each of these fields will discuss common challenges through interactive panel discussions.
A highlighted session is Integrating Processes for Food Production. Panelists include: Par Almhem, president, Modwave; Jeff Chambers, PE, PMP, senior engineering capital project manager & engineering leadership, Rodem; Ryan Sausser, senior process engineer, Kellogg Co.

Standards Compliance
Industry regulators from OSHA and the NFPA will be speaking about compliance from their perspectives as they go over updates and explain measures.
A highlighted session is OSHA’s Combustible Dust NEP Update - Region V’s Perspective, led by Mark Knezovich, M.S. industrial hygienist, OSHA - Region V Enforcement Programs, Chicago, IL.

Tours of the Exhibition
Time has been built-in on the program to enable conferees to take a 1½-hour guided tour of the show floor. One such pneumatic conveying tour will be led by Jack Hilbert, principal consultant, Pneumatic Conveying Consultants.
Click here for more information on the 2014 International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition

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