Design and Operation of Process Vessels: Moving Bed Reactors, Direct and Indirect Heat Exchangers, Gravity Dryers, and Conditioning Columns

2014-09-18 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | remote

Join Chemical Engineering Magazine for this solids handling webinar that will discuss critical aspects of the design and operation of process vessels.

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Date: September 18, 2014

Time: 2:00 PM EDT

Presented by: Greg Mehos, Senior Project Engineer, Jenike & Johanson

Processing of bulk solids frequently takes place in fluidized beds or agitated tanks. These technologies are usually capital expensive and have high operating and maintenance costs. Why not consider a moving-bed process vessel?

Moving-bed process vessels are hoppers, bins, or silos modified to allow processing of a bulk solid such as heating or cooling, conditioning, drying, and conducting a chemical reaction. Compared to other fluidized beds and agitated tanks, moving-bed process vessels offer several advantages. They have no moving parts, and therefore capital, operating, and maintenance costs are relatively low. In addition, they offer surge capacity, eliminating the need for a hopper, bin, or silo for surge capacity or storage.

Viewers will learn how to:

  • Obtain uniform solids flow, and if required, uniform gas flow
  • Ensure that the outlet of the processing vessel is large enough to prevent the development of flow obstructions and provide the required discharge rate
  • Select gas distributors if necessary
  • Choose between direct and indirect heat transfer to the bulk material

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