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K-State Bulk Solids Innovation Center Offers Course

Kansas State University’s Bulk Solids Innovation Center is offering a professional development course on the essentials of bulk solids handling this June.

Combining classroom instruction with hands-on exercises, the course at the Salina, KS-based center runs from June 7-10, and is geared towards new or existing employees in the plastics, chemical, food, pharmaceutical, mineral, and grain and feed industries.

The center’s course covers:

- Flow properties, design principles, and testing
- Material characteristic testing
- Design of bins, chutes, feeders, and hoppers
- Particle characterization
- Caking of bulk solids and sampling
- Particle segregation and solutions
- Pneumatic conveying, dilute and dense phase
- Solid gas separation techniques
- Dust explosion and prevention
- Valves used in bulk solids handling
- Instrumentation and PLC Control

The course costs $1500 per attendee. May 31 is the deadline for registration.

For more information, visit www.bulksolids.k-state.edu/profdev

Get more information or register for the International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition, May 3-5, 2016

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