Besides the full scale test lab, there are other components to the first floor of the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center. The first floor contains laboratory spaceand a blower room, while the outside features a silo and dust collector for the facility.
Factory automation control room can be used to monitor and control the full scale systems from a remote location. Also serves as a conference room with a screen for presentations.
|103||Control Hardware||Rockwell Automation||
Controls and computer server for automation monitoring, data acquisition, instrument communications, and server.
|103||Control Room Concept & Programming||Coperion K-Tron||
Design and programming of the controls automation, monitoring, data acquisition, and communications concept.
|107||Lab Manager's Office|
|116||Future Laboratory for KSU and its Research Sponsors||
Possible uses include measurement of material properties; new tests and computer modeling to predict actual behavior; improving flow properties of a company’s particular material; system design recommendations; improving blending performance; reducing degradation; improving air usage control; reducing energy costs to convey material; making gravity flow more reliable; designing equipment to match a material’s requirements.
|117||Shared Instrumentation Lab (Products Below)||
Includes apparatus and instruments for industry standard tests such as bulk density measurement, particle size distribution, and flow property analysis.
|117||Powder Flow Tester||Brookfield Engineering Laboratories Inc.||
The PFT measures powder properties, including flowability, wall friction, bulk density, time consolidated flow function.
|117||Particle Size Analyzer||Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems||
Mikro Air Jet Sieve measures particle size and size distribution ranging from 20 to 4,750 microns.
|117||Powder Characteristics Tester||Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems||
The PT-X measures powder properties, including angle of repose, cohesion, compressibility, aerated and packed density, uniformity, dispersibility.
|118||Coperion K-Tron Lab||
Instrumentation and bench scale tests for measuring and predicting material properties.
|121||Full Scale Laboratory||
Equipment and controls for measurement of actual bulk solids behaviors including storage, conveying, gravity flow, blending, segregation, degradation, dust collection, safety, and air pollution control.
|122||Storage and maintenance room||Storage of parts, tool room.|
|123||Blower and motor control room||
This room holds equipment that can be loud or hot, and motor controls.