Monthly Archives: May 2014

Don’t Fall Short When it Comes to Your Feeder

You’ve learned your lesson in the past, and struggled with solids handling problems that caused untold problems during start up, completely unrelated to your key technology. And even now, the process runs below its design capacity and requires unanticipated babysitting. … Continue reading

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Happiness Equals Reality Minus Expectations

  I recently visited a power plant that had modified one of its coal-fired lines to allow it to handle wood chips. I asked the process engineer if the switch had resulted in any flow problems. He was happy to … Continue reading

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What I Learned about Bulk Solids Handling in 3 Days

Bulk solids handling is alive and well and living in Chicago! Okay; well it was for 3 days last week anyway, when we all descended upon the PTXi Powder Show. What were my takeaways? A lot of companies are expanding … Continue reading

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Jenike & Johanson Expands Its Global Headquarters

  May 13, 2014 – Tyngsboro, MA – Jenike & Johanson conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for their office expansion on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at their global headquarters on 400 Business Park Drive. The firm moved into their current office space … Continue reading

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Evolution in the Design of Bulk Solid Handling Systems in Mining in the Last Two Decades

Last month we celebrated the 20th anniversary of Jenike & Johanson’s office in Chile (JJC). This landmark made me think about the huge change that most mining and engineering companies in Latin America have experienced in this period on the … Continue reading

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Bulk Materials Handling; or Things You Can Learn From a 4-year-old

“Grrrr, I can’t make it daddy! It keeps falling apart!” whines my four-year-old son. We are in the back garden playing with his diggers and dump trucks. He is trying to make a hill (my mind automatically jumps to stockpiles), … Continue reading

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