This webinar will focus on common causes of material flow problems, such as plugging, arching and bridging, and ratholing. Eric Maynard will review the basics of flow property testing and the definition of the two key flow patterns that can occur in a silo, bin, or hopper. He’ll discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these flow patterns and their impact on flow problems. And he’ll outline an effective, practical, and proven approach to solving or preventing bulk material flow issues.
Eric Maynard, a senior consultant with Jenike & Johanson since 1996, has published over two-dozen papers on the storage, flow, and pneumatic transport of bulk solids. He lectures frequently on solids handling and pneumatic conveying through the ASME/AIChE Continuing Education Program and to individual companies. He has designed hundreds of handling systems for bulk solids, with a special focus on the cement industry. Eric has particular interest in crushing technologies for the minerals industry, as well as in the field of dust explosions and powder electrostatics. He is a member of ASME, AIChE, and the National Fire Protection Association. Eric received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.