Tag Archives: bin design

Training – you get the “bang for your buck”?!

Let me ask a simple question – can you recall the last time you received effective training that yielded an immediate payback/return-on-investment (ROI)? If you can recall this training event, can you think why it was effective and impactful?  What … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Bittencourt da Costa presenting at Centro Universitário da FEI

  Elizabeth Bittencourt da Costa, an engineer in our Brazilian office, recently presented to the Centro Universitário da FEI during their engineering week. Here’s the course in her own words: No dia 14 de Outubro realizei uma apresentação na Semana da Engenharia do Centro … Continue reading

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Friction and Problems

Read about how the Egyptians solved their friction problems while building the great pyramids. Today friction still causes issues that aren’t so easily solved! Continue reading

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My Kingdom for Some Bin Headroom!

  The cost of poor planning is always a bitter pill. It is never cheaper and it is always more painful to build something poorly and then correct it later. Let alone the cost of living with the problems in … Continue reading

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Should You Re-Purpose That Silo?

  Recently I was in Houston teaching an AIChE course on flow of solids in bins, silos and hoppers. During our discussions, repurposing of plant equipment, such as using an existing pump for a new process line, a liquid storage … Continue reading

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Silo Design: How to Get it Right the First Time – Chapter 3

Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 Design for the effects of non-axisymmetric loading Over the last 30 years I have been asked to investigate dozens of silo and bin designs in which … Continue reading

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Bulk Solids-60th Anniversary for Jenike

As Andrew Jenike approached his mid- to late-30’s he began getting restless. He wanted to do something unique, something that would set himself apart, something that would be worthwhile. He started by reading and collecting articles on every conceivable subject, … Continue reading

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