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Center Stage at the Powder Show

If you didn’t make it to the 2016 Powder Show you can catch up with our presentation at the center stage.

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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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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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Top 3 mistakes I’ve seen with chute designs

I’ve seen some transfer chutes in my day. A few good, some bad, and some really ugly! Here’s a the top three mistakes I see that can easily be avoided: Placing the head pulley of the incoming belt in a … Continue reading

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Why does my coal feeder need a standpipe?

Standpipes are included as a feature in most power plant solid fuel feed systems, and yet their function is often not well understood. We have encountered many situations where the original design basis was sufficient, but a change in fuel … 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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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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Don’t Fall Short When it Comes to Your Feeder

You’ve learned your lesson in the past, and struggled with solids handling problems that caused untold problems during start up, completely unrelated to your key technology. And even now, the process runs below its design capacity and requires unanticipated babysitting. … 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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