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Training – you get the “bang for your buck”?!

Let me ask a simple question – can you recall the last time you received effective training that yielded an immediate payback/return-on-investment (ROI)? If you can recall this training event, can you think why it was effective and impactful?  What … Continue reading

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Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook

I own all eight editions of Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook. The ninth edition will be issued this year, and Dr. John Carson and I have written the section on bulk solids flow and hopper design. The ninth edition will include our … Continue reading

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Components in Storage Structure for Bulk Solids – Part 1

The Structural Group at Jenike & Johanson will start a series of blogs where not only we will be discussing about components in bulk solids storage structures such as bins, silos, bunkers, vessels, etc. but also about basic structural engineering … Continue reading

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It’s a New Year – Time to Reflect and Plan

It’s that time again – a new year is upon us providing a fresh start. Our bellies are full of treats and our minds have had time to rest. We reflect on all that was accomplished in 2016 and plan … Continue reading

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Whiteboard Friday: Effective Head

Our Project Engineer Josh Marion about effective head and why we use it.

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Interaction Effects Between Silos and Supporting Structures

As one of the most remarkable structures from medieval era, Leaning Tower of Pisa is worldwide known not only as a symbol of national monument but also as a pleasant engineering mistake. The tower has leaned from the start because … Continue reading

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Site Visits

One of the things that I enjoy about my job as a project engineer at Jenike & Johanson is that I get to travel to many places.  I have visited 40 states and 19 countries.  Sadly, my luggage has gone … Continue reading

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Breaking down attrition

Sometimes attrition, the breaking down of particles, can be a really good thing – like when I wake up in the morning to the sound of coffee beans grinding just waiting for me to make a perfect cup of coffee. … Continue reading

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Moving Bed Catalytic Reactors

Fixed bed catalytic reactors, in which a gaseous reactant stream passes through a catalyst bed, is frequently used for synthesis, combustion, and effluent treatment. Radial flow reactors are preferred when a low pressure drop is desirable. Fixed bed reactors can … Continue reading

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Jenike & Johanson helps students at AIChE Conference

Compared to liquids and gases, chemical engineers’ education in bulk solids is relatively limited.  Perhaps that’s why whenever I visit a chemical plant, I can easily identify which lines or equipment handle bulk solids – they are the ones with … Continue reading

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