Tag Archives: bins

If you can’t grow it, you gotta dig it up-and then handle it!

Take a few moments to look around you and subtract all the objects and energy sources that aren’t grown and you soon get an impression of what life would be like without mining (you should be seeing something resembling Gilligan’s … Continue reading

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The Life of Bulk Solids

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Cheesy fingers

Co-Written by: Carrie Hartford Everyone enjoys seasonings in their food and particularly on their chips. I love eating chips that leave my fingers coated with cheesy goodness. I especially love the chips that have the extra seasoning on them. However … Continue reading

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Chute, it stopped moving. Bottlenecks or Traffic?

Twice in the last week I have had to drive to the south of Western Australia to visit clients’ sites. The last trip caused a lot of frustration because of road works that added well over 45 minutes to the … Continue reading

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What does bulk material handling mean to the “average” person?

I decided to find out.  I asked my friends and family these two questions: “What does bulk material handling mean?” “How does it affect your life?” I soon realized that there needed to be two categories of average person: engineer … 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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Vibrators – Did it Work for You?

  Vibrators are commonly used in many industries as “flow aids” or “flow promoters” for bulk solids. The chronology of vibrator use often goes like this: 1) a particular bulk solid is put inside a bin without regard for the … Continue reading

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Evolution in the Design of Bulk Solid Handling Systems in Mining in the Last Two Decades

Last month we celebrated the 20th anniversary of Jenike & Johanson’s office in Chile (JJC). This landmark made me think about the huge change that most mining and engineering companies in Latin America have experienced in this period on the … Continue reading

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What Bin?

Type “how did we do” into your search engine and you’ll get over 2 billion hits, many of which are requests for people to fill out online surveys. When feedback is the subject of conversation, everyone nods and acknowledges its … Continue reading

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Storage Capacity Required in a Bin, Silo, or Stockpile

  When developing the functional design for a bin, silo or stockpile, the required live (i.e., useable) storage capacity is essential. We often find that the design criteria define the capacity without clarifying if it indicates total capacity or live … Continue reading

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