BULK SOLIDS FLOW in Storage & Handling (with Kamengo)

September 26-27, 2018 • Vacouver, British Columbia

Want to learn the basics of bulk material handling? Interested in brushing up on what you already know? Jenike & Johanson Ltd., in conjunction with Kamengo, is pleased to offer a 2-day course in bulk solids handling:

Dates: September 26 & 27, 2018
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Venue: To Be Determined
Instructor: Tracy Holmes

Presented by Tracy Holmes, President of Jenike & Johanson Ltd., this course will give you a strong fundamental understanding of bulk solids and their behavior, along with the general principles and practical applications of solids flow. You’ll find out how and why typical flow problems occur, and what simple, practical steps you can take to solve them. You’ll learn how to design bulk material-handling systems that work the way you want. Conquer your company’s flow difficulties by attending!

You can expect to:

  • Cover a wide range of equipment types and the solutions to flow problems commonly associated with each of them.
  • Gain a better understanding of how friction, cohesion, compressibility, and other properties affect the flow of solids through various types of feeders, chutes, reactors, bins and hoppers.
  • See how to specify and select hardware best suited to various bulk solid flow problems and objectives, including how to retrofit existing equipment to correct flow problems.
  • Solve problems associated with solids handling, such as lost production, downtime, extra labour, poor quality control, spoiled material, and unreliable equipment.
  • See field-scale mass flow and funnel flow patterns using the Kamengo feeder along with various other practical demonstrations with physical models.
  • Be alerted to the pitfalls in handling bulk solids.

Course Content

Attendees will learn critical design methodology for dealing with bulk solids emergencies or planning for new installations or plant expansions that incorporate solids handling:

  • Typical flow problems and flow patterns
  • Flow properties of bulk solids
  • Volumetric and gravimetric feeders
  • Calculating solids discharge rates
  • Chute design
  • Stockpile design
  • Fine powder handling
  • Particle segregation
  • Silo Failures
  • Flow corrective devices
  • Practical Demonstrations at Kamengo’s pilot test and fabrication facility.

Who Should Attend

Design, project, and research engineers, as well as plant operation personnel responsible for solving and preventing flow problems or purchasing solids handling equipment, will benefit from the valuable information provided in this course.

Jenike & Johanson engineers have been presenting courses for over 30 years. The courses have also been upgraded significantly in the past three years.


Register today and put an end to your time-wasting and money-losing flow problems. To register, contact Tracy Holmes at Jenike & Johanson or Jeff Hrytzak at Kamengo. Tracy can be reached at 905-694-9769, ext. 229 or by email to tracyh@jenike.com. Jeff can be contacted at 604-644-4671 or by email to jeff@kamengo.com.

Course fee for the two-day session is $1,800 CAD, which includes lunch both days and transportation to and from Kamengo’s Pilot Demo Facility in Delta. (Discounts available for multiple attendees from the same office.)

If you are interested in this course, but are unable to attend, please let us know. We can schedule another open course, or we can provide a custom course at your facility to suit your company’s particular flow-related concerns.

The course will be held in downtown Vancouver, location to be confirmed.

About Jenike & Johanson & the Lecturer

Jenike & Johanson is a consulting engineering firm specializing in the science and technology of bulk solids handling. In our six laboratories in the United States, Canada, Chile, Australia, and Brazil we have tested more than 13,000 bulk solids and used the results to design accurate, cost-effective solutions to flow-related problems for more than 3,000 companies around the world in such industries as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, energy, mining, consumer goods, solid waste and more.

For additional information on Jenike & Johanson, please visit our web site www.jenike.com.

Tracy Holmes is President of Jenike & Johanson Ltd. in Canada, and a senior project engineer. She received her B.ASc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Ontario. She specializes in the design and evaluation of bulk solids handling systems. Since joining JJL in 1994, Tracy has provided consulting services to a broad spectrum of national and international clients, troubleshooting and recommending corrective actions for flow problems, providing recommendations to avoid solid flow related problems in new installations.

In addition, she has hands-on experience and knowledge of measuring the flow properties of bulk solids. She frequently lectures at J&J and directly for clients, as well as through organizations such as Powder & Bulk Solids, and American Institiute of Chemical Engineers, (AIChE).

She has authored and presented technical papers on subjects including reliable bulk solids handling, effective bin and feeder design, shipping of fine moist cargoes, and silo structural failures and maintenance. Her papers have been published in periodicals including CIM Journal, Powder & Bulk Engineering, and World Coal and she has lectured at mining conferences such as Canadian Mineral Processors (CMP), Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Inc. (SME), and the International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC).

About Kamengo

Kamengo specializes in the design and supply of storage and feed equipment for difficult flowing materials. Kamengo staff spent 15 years researching the reasons why bins plug. The research showed that bin plugging is caused by poor bin geometry, compaction of the stored material by the feeder, and uneven discharge from the storage bin. To resolve these issues, Kamengo applies a deliberate, scientifically grounded approach that uses the flow properties of the stored material to design storage bins that can self-empty under gravity. Further, Kamengo has developed a unique feeder that resolves many of the shortcomings of conventional feeders, allowing us to deliver reliable equipment for handling even the most difficult flowing material.