Monthly Archives: March 2014

Eccentric Discharge from Silos

I will be presenting an article related to eccentric discharge from silos at the 2014 Structures Congress in Boston, MA, April 3-5, 2014. I thought about sharing a “blog” version of the article on our website, so here it is.  … Continue reading

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Using Computer Process Modeling with Bulk Material

I recently worked on a project where one of the biggest objectives was improving the uniformity of the bulk material feed rate to the downstream process.  The fine powder material was metered by a loss-in-weight feeder, along a conveyor, and … Continue reading

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How to Lose Weight – In a Feeder

Loss-in-weight feeders are a common feature of many solids handling processes. Many vendors offer well developed, sophisticated systems that are generally easy to operate, maintenance friendly and available in a wide range of sizes to fit feed rates from a … Continue reading

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Is The Attachment of Your Hopper Safe?

My definition of “hopper” is a sloped wall converging structure suspended along its top edge from the vertical wall portion of the silo.  Hoppers can be conical, wedge, pyramidal or a combination of these shapes.  These converging parts are necessary … Continue reading

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Why I Love Powder Handling

Why do I love my job?  Last week I received a call from a past client, Dan.  He and I had worked on a project over ten years ago.  I remember the project well.  The powder handled has some unique … Continue reading

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