J&J Presents at Coal Gen Conference 2014

Date: 2014-08-19 / Time: 1:00 PM / Location: Nashville, Tennessee, USA

At the annual Coal Gen Conference 2014, J&J will present a fundamental understanding of why flow issues occur in various bulk material handling systems at power plants.

Title: Overcoming Material Handling Issues in Stockpiles, Bunkers, Hoppers and Transfer Chutes

Presented by:  Jayant Khambekar, Jenike & Johanson, Inc.

Who Should Attend

This course is particularly intended for operations, maintenance and engineering personnel who are involved in handling and storage of bulk materials such as coal, flyash, bottom ash, limestone and biomass. Also, any plant personnel who are responsible for solving and preventing flow problems or purchasing solids handling equipment will benefit from this course.

Overview & Objectives

This pre-conference workshop will provide a fundamental understanding of why flow issues occur in various bulk material handling systems at power plants. Handling and storage of bulk materials such as coal, flyash, bottom ash, biomass and limestone will be reviewed. Common handling equipment including bunkers, silos, stockpiles, feeders and transfer chutes will be covered. You will understand how typical flow problems occur, and will gain a better understanding of how friction, cohesion, compressibility, and other properties affect the flow of bulk materials through various types of feeders, chutes, silos, and hoppers. Strategies for solving the flow and handling problems as well as preventing them will also be discussed.

Course Highlights

  • Learn about common flow problems and why they occur
  • Learn how to troubleshoot the flow issues
  • Learn how to prevent flow problems
  • Learn about mass flow and funnel flow patterns in bunkers
  • Understand key points in transfer chute design • Understand important flow properties of bulk materials

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