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How Can I Properly Apply Flow Aids to Get My Material Moving from My Bin or Silo?
When: Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 2 p.m. Eastern/11 a.m. Pacific
Speaker: Eric Maynard, vice president, Jenike & Johanson

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
Case Studies and OSHA Citations for Dust Explosion Prevention and Protection
When: Thursday, October 15, 2020, 2 p.m. Eastern/11 a.m. Pacific
Speaker: Chris Cloney, managing director, DustEx Research Ltd

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.

How Important is Feeder Design?
When: Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 2 p.m. Eastern/11 a.m. Pacific
Speaker: Joe Marinelli, president, Solids Handling Technologies Inc.

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.
 
This presentation will offer strategies on how to meet the final deadline, given the limited access to facilities and experts.
 
How to Meet the DHA Deadline During the Pandemic
When: Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 2 p.m. Eastern/11 a.m. Pacific
Speaker: Dr. Ashok Ghose Dastidar is vice president, dust & flammability testing and consulting services, Fauske & Associates Inc.

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.
 
This presentation will offer strategies on how to meet the final deadline, given the limited access to facilities and experts.
 
Upgrading a Dust Collection System
When: Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 2 p.m. Eastern/11 a.m. Pacific
Speaker: Diane Cave P.Eng, Regional Manager of Eastern Canada, Element6 Solutions
 
This webinar will examine the parameters that need to be looked at in a dust collection system to ensure it will meet the requirements of process changes.
 
Volumetric and Gravimetric Feeder Design to Ensure Reliable Powder Flow
When: Thursday, June 4, 2020, 2 p.m. Eastern/11 a.m. Pacific
Speaker: Joseph Marinelli, President, Solids Handling Technologies Inc.
 
Proper design techniques for volumetric and gravimetric bulk solids feeders, and why ignoring the importance of feeders can result in serious consequences.
 
Understanding and Controlling Size Reduction in Processing
When: Thursday, June 4, 2020, 11 a.m. Eastern/8 a.m. Pacific
Speaker: Dr. Kerry Johanson, Material Flow Solutions Inc.
 
Controlling breakage of material in processes and selecting proper mills based on the breaking characteristics of your material.
 
 
 
My Pneumatic Conveying Line is Not Performing as Needed - What Can I Do?
When: Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 2 p.m. Eastern/11 a.m. Pacific
Speaker: Eric Maynard, Vice President, Jenike & Johanson
 
Review the causes of common difficulties and provide solutions to challenges that come with moving powders and bulk solids with air or gas.
 
 
 
Using the Combustible Dust Safety Cycle for Continuous Hazard Management
When: Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 11 a.m. Eastern/8 a.m. Pacific
Speaker: Chris Giusto, PE, Director of Industrial Projects & Combustible Dust Safety, Hallam-ICS
 
Organized and presented as the “Combustible Dust Safety Cycle”, this presentation will explain the stages that make up the cycle, how they relate to and build upon each other, and how the cycle can be used as the foundation of a comprehensive combustible dust safety strategy.
 
 
 
Make Food Safe Again: Remove Foreign Metals
When: Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 2 p.m. Eastern/11 a.m. Pacific
Speaker: Dr. Tim Bowser, Food Process Engineer, Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center
 
Defining the important terms of foreign metal detection and removal systems and discussing the theory and methods of metal detection and separation.
 
 
 
Why Doesn’t My Material Flow and How Can I Improve This Costly Situation?
When: Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 11 a.m. Eastern/8 a.m. Pacific
Speaker: Eric Maynard, Vice President, Jenike & Johanson
 
An introduction to basic concepts of flow problems and silo/bin/hopper flow patterns, and material characterization.
 
 
 
How Do I Choose Between Dense or Dilute Phase Pneumatic Conveying?
When: Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 2 p.m. Eastern/11 a.m. Pacific
 
Speaker: Eric Maynard, Vice President, Jenike & Johanson
 
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. This webinar 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.
 
 
Explosion Prevention & Protection Options for Dust Collection Systems

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.

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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

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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.


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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.

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Right-Sizing Explosion Protection through Dust Testing

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.

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How to Choose Between a Rotary Valve and Screw Feeder When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Time: 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific
Eric Maynard, vice president, Jenike & Johanson, will present a free 60-minute webinar, “How to Choose Between a Rotary Valve and Screw Feeder,” as part of Powder & Bulk Solids’ DryPro series. Both the rotary valve airlock and the screw can be effective feeders for bulk solids. However, there are subtle differences in their operation and integration with the hopper design that could upset flow and performance if not addressed. This webinar will discuss features of each type of feeder and provide critical design tips to help you to avoid common design and operational problems.  It will include a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A.
 
Watch the Archived Event Methods to Assure a Successful Dust Collection System When: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Time: 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific
Jack Osborn, senior project engineer, Airdusco Engineering and Design Services LLC, will present a free 60-minute webinar, "Methods to Assure a Successful Dust Collection System." Far too often expensive dust collection systems are ineffective and a constant maintenance problem. The presenter has found through 43+ years of designing, providing, and trouble-shooting dust collection systems that by applying certain essential standards the results will be a long-term reliable and effective system. This webinar course will present and explain these essential standards for a successful dust collection system. It will include a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A.
 
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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.

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