To get your bulk material moving, flow aids can be helpful, or if misapplied, can be hurtful worsening your flow difficulties. This webinar will review common flow problems that occur in bins, silos, and hoppers, and what techniques can be used effectively to induce material flow. Sometimes gravity is not enough to get stubborn material to get moving, and this webinar can help you learn quickly about what works and just as importantly, what does not usually work!
During this webinar, we will discuss the following:
- Understand types of common flow problems with bulk solids
- Review a variety of flow aid devices
- Learn how to apply flow aids to alleviate flow problems
In his presentation, Dr. Cloney will review a number of case studies demonstrating how failures in prevention, protection, and isolation can lead to severe dust explosion disasters. When coupled with a failure to properly contain, collect, and clean combustible dust in facilities, these conditions can lead to catastrophic results.
In addition to demonstrating dust safety through case studies ranging from food products, wood, utilities, and additive manufacturing, Dr. Cloney will also review OSHA citations made through the general duty clause in 2018 to understand what materials, equipment, and conditions OSHA is focusing their regulatory efforts on and what areas you need to pay attention to in your facility.
When handling powders in bins, hoppers, and silos, we are most concerned with “what does it take to achieve reliable flow.” Although this is very important, not much attention is paid to the discharging device. The design of your feeding device is critical to maintaining reliable discharge from your bin or silo. If your feeder is not designed properly, flow from the bin or silo will effected.
The deadline for completing your company's Dust Hazards Analysis (DHA) is fast approaching. A DHA is required for all new facilities or facilities that have had major renovations before initial startup. However, older preexisting facilities are also included in this requirement to have a DHA performed. The original three-year deadline for having these DHAs completed was September 7, 2018. Recognizing the monumental task ahead for many companies, the NFPA committee decided to give an extension until 2020. Although the deadline is quickly approaching, many companies have not yet started their DHAs. Furthermore, global pandemic shut down many facilities or access to them just as DHAs were beginning.
When: Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 2 p.m. Eastern/11 a.m. Pacific
Speaker: Brian Richardson, Technical Departments Manager, Camfil Air Pollution Control
This webinar provides a realistic approach to preventing combustible dust explosions in dust collection systems, a high risk area in industrial processing facilities and manufacturing plants. The topic will be presented from the end user perspective, discussing the available options and when they are most practical.
Schema for Combustible Dust Testing to Provide Data for a Dust Hazards Analysis (DHA)
When: Tuesday, March 31, 2020; 2 p.m. Eastern/11 a.m. Pacific
Speaker: Dr. Ashok Ghose Dastidar, Vice President, Dust & Flammability Testing and Consulting Services, Fauske & Associates LLC
Assessing the combustible nature of dusts and powders is very different that gases and vapors. For gases and vapors the chemical reaction is based solely on molecular level interactions. However, for dusts and powders the reactivity is based on additional factors such as particle size distribution, particle morphology and moisture content. As such test data becomes crucial when assessing process hazards at a facility; resorting to literature values for combustibility information is not prudent. This presentation will discuss a schema to be used to generate explosion severity, ignition sensitivity and burning potential data to be used in a Dust Hazards Analysis as well as fire/explosion mitigation strategies. The schema is a two fork 4-stage model that will cover testing for both deflagration and fire potential assessments for DHAs
Powder Storage and Feeding: An Overview
When: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 Time: 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific
In this webinar, Joseph Marinelli, president, Solids Handling Technologies Inc., we will discuss how the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center provides a wide range of value-added services and solutions to enhance efficiency and productivity when handling powder and bulk solids in industry - food, chemical, pharmaceutical, minerals, and plastics. From research education, training, access to technology, and bench to full-scale testing of dry bulk solids, the center identifies and solves real-world industrial problems.
The Future of Powder and Bulk Solids
When: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Time: 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific
In this webinar, we will discuss how the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center provides a wide range of value-added services and solutions to enhance efficiency and productivity when handling powder and bulk solids in industry - food, chemical, pharmaceutical, minerals, and plastics. From research education, training, access to technology, and bench to full-scale testing of dry bulk solids, the center identifies and solves real-world industrial problems.
When: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Time: 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific
While some information may be available characterizing a dust’s hazard characteristics, a small investment in appropriately understanding specific properties of your facility’s dusts can result in substantial savings in explosion protection equipment and maintenance. Martin Clouthier, MSc., PEng., director, Jensen Hughes, will review the science behind many common dust tests, and specifically how using the cubic meter chamber in lieu of the standard 20L vessel can justify elimination or reduction of explosion protection equipment in certain situations.
What You Need to Know about Flammable and Combustible Dust Safety When: Thursday, June 20, 2019 Time: 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific
Brian Richardson, technical departments manager, Camfil Air Pollution Control, will present a free 60-minute webinar “What You Need to Know about Flammable and Combustible Dust Safety” on Thursday, June 20 at 2pm EDT/11am WDT. In this webinar, Richardson will discuss how to recognize dangerous combustible dust situations in manufacturing plants and processing facilities. This knowledge will help you quickly observe an unsafe situation in your everyday work environment, recognize what you are seeing, evaluate whether you or your employees are in harm’s way, and decide what steps to take to make the environment safe. This webinar will include a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A.