There are two main modes of transport in pneumatic conveying - dilute and dense phase. These modes have advantages and disadvantages for transport depending upon which factors or effects you are considering, such as energy consumption, pipeline abrasive wear, particle attrition, or reliability. On Tuesday May 12, 2020 at 2 p.m. Eastern/11 a.m. Pacific, Eric Maynard, vice president, Jenike & Johanson, will review the basic understanding of each technology, along with effective selection tools to help you best determine an appropriate method for reliable pneumatic transport.
Maynard received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. During his 23 years at Jenike & Johanson, he has designed handling systems for bulk solids including cement, coal, limestone, plastic powder, food products, and pharmaceuticals. He is the cement industry specialist at Jenike & Johanson, as well as the technical specialist for dust explosions and powder electrostatic behavior. He routinely lectures on the storage, flow, and pneumatic conveying of bulk solids for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) continuing education series, private companies, in-house courses, and the Powder & Bulk Solids Conference.