Optimizing Existing Pneumatic Conveying Systems

Existing pneumatic conveying systems often need to be repurposed to meet market needs

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On Tuesday, Novmeber 9, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern/11 a.m. Pacific, Jack D. Hilbert, consultant, Pneumatic Conveying Consultants LLC, will present “Optimizing Existing Pneumatic Conveying Systems” as part of Powder & Bulk Solids' DryPro webinar series.

Pneumatic conveying systems are found in a wide cross section of industries and applications and have been a proven means of moving dry bulk solids. As companies change their business model and product wheels to meet market demands, existing pneumatic conveying systems often need to be repurposed to meet those new needs. Changes can be necessary with respect to material properties, rates, distances, functionality, etc. There are several techniques that can be implemented to “optimize” the performance of existing pneumatic conveying systems to meet those new needs. 

This webinar will present several of those techniques and how they can be implemented into an existing system, as well as how implementing them into new system designs can give “future capabilities” to a new system without incurring major retrofit costs later on. Production planners, facility engineers, operations personnel, etc., will all benefit from the information to be presented.

Attend this webinar and learn:

  • Reduction of product degradation

  • Reduction of abrasive wear to the system components

  • Reduction of energy consumption

  • Increase in system availability

  • Increase in system capacity

  • Reduction in maintenance costs

Hilbert is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with his bachelor’s degree (1973) and master’s degree (1980) in mechanical engineering.He also spent nearly 40 years as a registered professional engineer in several states. After working for more than 32 years for globally based companies providing pneumatic conveying systems and equipment, Hilbert joined forces with Paul Solt in the pneumatic conveying consulting business known as Pneumatic Conveying Consultants LLC, which is located in the Schnecksville, PA.

For the past 16 years, Pneumatic Conveying Consultants has helped end users in industries such as cement, petrochemical, tire & rubber, food, minerals, chemicals and the power industry with new system designs, existing system trouble shooting, debottlenecking and system start-ups.

Hilbert has also authored many technical papers, made presentations, and conducted in-house training courses around the world dealing with the application, design, operations, and troubleshooting of pneumatic conveying systems.

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About the Author(s)

Powder Bulk Solids Staff

Established in 1983, Powder & Bulk Solids (PBS) serves industries that process, handle, and package dry particulate matter, including the food, chemical, and pharmaceutical markets.

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