Bulk Solids Handling Workshop

2016-09-15 | 8:00 am - 6:00 pm | Philadelphia, PA

Chemical Engineering is hosting a one-day seminar on bulk solids handling on September 15, 2016 at The Warwick Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Solids handling problems can be difficult to solve without some understanding of why they occur. This one-day seminar tackles the basics of several key areas, including the flow of solids, characterization of bulk solids, safety concerns for combustible dust, and fundamentals of pneumatic conveying. All those who are responsible for solids handling and designing for solids handling, such as process, production and design engineers and R&D scientists would find this seminar useful.
Preliminary Agenda 7:30 a.m.
Registration Opens 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Opening Keynote The Opening Keynote will discuss how age-old problems are being solved with cutting edge technologies. The session will also explore how solids handling technology are being used in new manufacturing processes. Presenter: Herman Purutyan, CEO of Jenike and Johanson 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Bulk Solids Characterization The design of successful bulk handling installations starts with an understanding of the properties of the materials involved. This lecture covers the proper sampling of bulk materials and the measurement of the three key parameters for flowability analysis – cohesive strength, bulk density, and wall friction. Flowability measurements for product quality control are also reviewed, as are the two most common particle size measurement techniques – laser diffraction and sieve analysis. Presenter: Timothy A. Bell, P.E., Engineering Fellow and Group Technology Leader, DuPont Engineering Research and Technology 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Break 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Flow of Solids The field of bulk material handling is quite complex. Bulk solids theory has unique terminology, scientific flow principles that are not the same as fluid or gas flow behaviors, and often are not taught to engineers at the university level. Personnel responsible for designing, fabricating, installing, and operating bulk material handling equipment are often unaware of the complex flow behaviors that can occur with bulk solids. Dr. Orlando will be covering the basics of Bulk Solids Handling while discussing Common Flow Problems, Material Testing, Design Considerations and Design Tools to solve your solids flow issues. Presenter: Andrés Orlando, Ph.D., Project Engineer, Jenike & Johanson 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Combustible Dust Safety
Many powders will burn slowly or with difficulty as a layer on a surface, but can explode if dispersed as a cloud. In fact, the vast majority of powders can form explosible dust clouds if the particle size is small, moisture content is low, and the dust cloud concentration (measured in g/m3) is above the Minimum Explosible Concentration (MEC). This presentation will discuss a well-tried approach to identify, assess, and eliminate/control dust explosion hazards in facilities. This presentation will also include the “Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA)” requirements of the New National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 652: Standard on Fundamentals of Combustible Dusts. Presenter: Vahid Ebadat, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Chilworth Technology 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Feeders and Rotary Valves Virtually all solids handling systems require the metering of solids from one part of the process to the next, often with precise rate control, and sometimes across gas pressure differentials. This lecture covers most common feeding devices, with a particular emphasis on screw feeders used in loss-in-weight applications. Applications of rotary valves as feeders and as air locks will also be discussed, as will the role of rotary valve leakage in pneumatic conveying operations. Presenter: Timothy A. Bell, P.E., Engineering Fellow and Group Technology Leader, DuPont Engineering Research and Technology 3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Break 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Pneumatic Conveying Although many pneumatic conveying equipment advances have been made, costly problems – including wear, attrition, rate limitation and line plugging – continue to occur. Brian will cover the basic components of pneumatic conveying systems, as well as discussing the basic troubleshooting of systems to identify issues in your lines. Presenter: Brian Pittenger, Senior Consultant, Jenike & Johanson 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Networking Reception

Link to Register: http://www.chemengonline.com/bulksolids