Tag Archives: bulk materials

Feasibility Study Assistance

Pre-feasibility study, feasibility study, front-end-loading (FEL 1 and 2), whatever you might call the upfront work in deciding whether or not a bulk solids handling project should go through, we can help. A feasibility study is the analysis of how … Continue reading

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Breaking down attrition

Sometimes attrition, the breaking down of particles, can be a really good thing – like when I wake up in the morning to the sound of coffee beans grinding just waiting for me to make a perfect cup of coffee. … Continue reading

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The consolidation of snow

I was always on the losing side of a snowball fight, until I joined Jenike & Johanson. Snowballs lofted at me by my enemies would invariably leave a mark, whereas snowballs that I tossed would disintegrate as they sailed towards my … Continue reading

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I’ve had my material tested… now what?

Have you ever wondered how the data from your material testing report is being used? Take a few minutes and find out how the design of your hopper is informed by the testing of your materials in our labs!

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Importance of coarse-ore stockpile design in mining mega-projects

It was surprising for me when I recently received news that in yet another world-class mining project, or mega-project, the percentage of time of plant utilization (run-time) achieved is much lower than the plant availability. To appreciate the importance of … Continue reading

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On a lighter note…

At Jenike & Johanson, our mission is to help clients with their bulk solids handling needs.  As part of this, I also participate in teaching courses and representing our company at trade shows and  exhibitions.  While doing these, sometimes interesting … 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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The Global Status of Bulk Materials Handling 2013

The British Materials Handling Board recently published an interesting review of our industry titled “The global status of bulk materials handling 2013”. Written by Tom Taylor and edited by Lyn Bates, the subtitle of this publication is “A survey of … Continue reading

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Watch Out for Discharge Rate Limitations!

Time and time again, I see systems for storing and handling fine bulk materials that have been significantly undersized.  I have seen an application where initial designs for a fine powder bin would only be capable of discharging reliably at … Continue reading

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