Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Trials Of A Trial And Error Approach

Let’s set the stage…you’re an engineer at a manufacturing company that handles a bulk solid material at some point in your production chain. Many of your colleagues are also engineers, and very intelligent ones at that. You and your co-workers are … Continue reading

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Gone With the Wind or Slipped Through the Cracks

  If you are handling a blend of powder ingredients such that some of the ingredients are relatively fine and others are coarse, did you ever experience that the ingredients were separating during handling? Were you ever left wondering where … Continue reading

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Tall and Slender vs. Short and Squat

  Have you ever wondered why silos are generally tall and slender while oil tanks are short and squat? Take a look at the two images below…compare the height-to-diameter ratios for the different vessels. So, why do you typically see … Continue reading

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