On Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 2 p.m. Eastern/11 a.m. Pacific, Joseph Marinelli, president, Solids Handling Technologies Inc., will present “Volumetric and Gravimetric Feeder Design to Ensure Reliable Powder Flow” as part of Powder & Bulk Solids’ 2020 DryPro Webinar Series, taking place June 2-4, 2020.
This webinar will discuss proper design techniques for volumetric and gravimetric bulk solids feeders. Key takeaways include: elimination of flow problems, process upsets, and downtime. In most cases, the feeder design is as important as the bin or silo design. However, the feeder is often ignored resulting in serious consequences.
In this session you will learn:
- The importance of the feeder in relation to the bin it is attached to
- Design techniques for volumetric feeders such as screws, belts, rotary valves, and specialty feeders
- Benefits of gravimetric feeders such as weigh belts, loss-in-weight and gain-in-weight feeders
Key takeaways include elimination of powder flow problems, process upsets and downtime. In most cases the feeder design is as important as the bin design; however, the feeder is often ignored resulting in serious flow issues.
Joseph Marinelli is a bulk materials handling expert who has taught hundreds of highly acclaimed engineering seminars. Since 1972, he has been active in testing bulk solids and consulting on materials handling systems design. Joe worked with Dr. Andrew Jenike (who is recognized worldwide for his work in bulk solids handling), for many years. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. He lectures frequently, teaching courses on solids flow principles and flow property testing, and has authored several papers and an encyclopedia section on the subject. Since 1997, he has been involved with very popular seminars at the University of Wisconsin in the areas of bin and feeder design and solids flow property testing. He is also a columnist (“Powder Perspectives”) for www.powderbulksolids.com