DECHEMA/AIChE’s Flow of Solids/Pneumatic Conveying Combo Course

Take advantage of a three-day immersion in Solids Handling and Pneumatic Conveying.

This course is a combination of two popular AIChE courses: CH032: Flow of Solids in Bins, Hoppers, Chutes, and Feeders and CH033: Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids.

In the first two days, you’ll review the fundamentals of bulk material flow and examine common flow problems, types of flow patterns in equipment and how flow properties of bulk solids are measured. You’ll consider feeder design, learn proven troubleshooting techniques and gain insight into flow problems that occur when handling fine powders. The instructor also covers common mechanisms of segregation and solutions to these costly problems and gives practical advice for using flow aid devices.

on the Third day you’ll review the fundamentals of gas/solids flow and address common pneumatic conveying problems, modes of transport in a pipeline and scale-model tests and their use in designing and evaluating poorly operating systems. You’ll discuss line chargers (feeders), proven pipeline layout rules and criteria for elbow/bend selection. The instructor also will cover more specialized topics including dense phase conveying systems and gas/solids separators such as cyclones, filters and bag houses.

Throughout the course, real-life industrial case histories illustrate the complex concepts you’ll learn. In addition, workshops help increase your understanding of the theory and application.