Tag Archives: bulk solid

What’s the solution so I know how to budget the project?

This is a common question we are asked by clients with bulk solids flow problems in their plant. Typical problems might be: Segregation and blending issues resulting in product reject Material bridging/arching and ratholing in a bin causing a no-flow … Continue reading

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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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Beware the hazards of collapsing bulk solids

Recently there was a sad and sobering story on the news: three girls died after they were buried in canola seed while playing on a grain truck at their family farm in Alberta. One girl was 13 and her twin … Continue reading

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The Life of Bulk Solids

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Let’s Play Chutes and Ladders. Oh and Everything Should be 70°

  After handling a bulk solid for years, many believe that they know their material. They know which equipment works well and where in the system plugs are likely to occur. They know where to have the sledge-hammers ready, and … Continue reading

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The Trials Of A Trial And Error Approach

Let’s set the stage…you’re an engineer at a manufacturing company that handles a bulk solid material at some point in your production chain. Many of your colleagues are also engineers, and very intelligent ones at that. You and your co-workers are … Continue reading

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