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Webinar: Debottlenecking Existing Pneumatic Conveying Systems
There are times when an existing pneumatic conveying system has been identified to be a bottleneck to changes in the upstream and/or the downstream processes.
Powder Bulk Solids Staff
October 5, 2023
2 Min Read
Jack D. Hilbert, consultant, Pneumatic Conveying Consultants LLCImage courtesy of Pneumatic Conveying Consultants LLC
On Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at 2 p.m. Eastern/11 a.m. Pacific, Jack D. Hilbert, consultant, Pneumatic Conveying Consultants LLC, will present “Debottlenecking Existing Pneumatic Conveying Systems” as part of Powder & Bulk Solids' DryPro webinar series.
Often, existing pneumatic conveying systems are working fine, doing what it was they were originally designed to do. However, there are times when an existing system has been identified to be a bottleneck to changes in the upstream and/or the downstream processes.
One solution is to simply specify a new system, make the equipment purchase, complete the re-engineering and installation. Another approach is to evaluate what is existing, define what is required, and apply some of the academic and field-proven aspects of pneumatic conveying and auxiliary components we have learned over the years to implement a debottlenecking approach that saves time, money, resources, and, in many cases, can reduce the energy consumption of the solids handling systems in a plant.
This webinar will provide:
A refresher in the understanding of the operating basics of pneumatic conveying
A refresher in the available techniques of debottlenecking existing pneumatic conveying systems
How and when debottlenecking techniques can be implemented to mitigate the need for a new replacement systems and equipment
Specific examples of extending the conveying distance, changing the materials being conveyed, and increasing capacity will be presented.
Hilbert is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree 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 Schnecksville, PA.
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