Tag Archives: bulk material handling

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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Can a tank designed to store a liquid be used to store a bulk solid?

Clients sometimes ask me if a storage tank that was designed – and often being used – for storing a liquid can be converted to store a bulk solid. Basically they are asking, “Will the material-induced loads exerted by my … 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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Silo Design, and a few other things related to materials handling – How to get it right the first time, Chapter 6

Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 Continuing the story of a long career of bumping into some of the not-so-clever things that people do, and deviating a bit from strictly silos, here … Continue reading

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Ugly Chute Contest – your vote is needed!

In February 2014, we held an “Ugly Hopper Contest”, asking for your input on some “ugly” hoppers we’ve come across. The contest was meant to illustrate some of the things that might happen when a hopper or storage vessel was … Continue reading

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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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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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Bulk Materials Handling; or Things You Can Learn From a 4-year-old

“Grrrr, I can’t make it daddy! It keeps falling apart!” whines my four-year-old son. We are in the back garden playing with his diggers and dump trucks. He is trying to make a hill (my mind automatically jumps to stockpiles), … Continue reading

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Using Computer Process Modeling with Bulk Material

I recently worked on a project where one of the biggest objectives was improving the uniformity of the bulk material feed rate to the downstream process.  The fine powder material was metered by a loss-in-weight feeder, along a conveyor, and … Continue reading

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Like Saving Money? Get Assurance for Your Bulk Material Handling Project

When people ask me what I like best about my job, lots of things come to mind but the answer is easy. I love the feeling of accomplishment that I get from being able to point at something and say … Continue reading

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