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Jenike & Johanson Offers Bulk Solids Flow Courses

Jenike & Johanson engineers will present popular powder and bulk solids handling courses for ASME/AIChE (Mechanical and Chemical Engineering Societies) in Las Vegas on September 17-19. Additional 2008 locations/dates include Puerto Rico in November and Atlanta in December. Visit www.asme.org/education for registration details). 

The training will include discussion of hopper flow patterns, testing of powder flow properties and their relation to bin design, feeder design principles, handling of fine powders and fluidization, segregation of bulk solids, transfer chute design, and the proper use of flow aids. The third day will include a discussion of the fundamentals of pneumatic transport and how to troubleshoot and solve problems with a poorly operating pneumatic conveying system.

Proper training of personnel involved in solids handling and processing is essential to operating an efficient and reliable bulk solids handling system. Since the theory of bulk solids handling is seldom a part of formal engineering training, many in industry lack an understanding of why solids handling problems occur and what practical steps can be taken to diagnose, alleviate, or prevent them. Training helps to foster greater awareness of operating efficiency, safety, and process improvement, along with an understanding of the reasoning behind required equipment modifications or upgrades.
 
For more information on Jenike & Johanson’s courses, call 978-649-3300 or visit www.jenike.com.

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