Tag Archives: flow testing

It’s a New Year – Time to Reflect and Plan

It’s that time again – a new year is upon us providing a fresh start. Our bellies are full of treats and our minds have had time to rest. We reflect on all that was accomplished in 2016 and plan … 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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Moving Bed Catalytic Reactors

Fixed bed catalytic reactors, in which a gaseous reactant stream passes through a catalyst bed, is frequently used for synthesis, combustion, and effluent treatment. Radial flow reactors are preferred when a low pressure drop is desirable. Fixed bed reactors can … Continue reading

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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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Top 5 Functions of a Furnace Feed Bin

Your furnace feed bin maybe one of the most overlooked pieces of equipment in your glass plant! The bin serves as the main entrance to the value-added portions of your process, and is vital for continuous production and plant operation. … Continue reading

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Pneumatic Flow Aids

In my last post, I presented you with some basic information on mechanical flow aids along with recommendations on when and where they should be used. As the third entry in my series, this post will discuss the capabilities and limitations … Continue reading

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Introduction to Flow Aids

It is not hard to imagine that early in our evolution the first people to store powder or ground material in a container very quickly found themselves hitting the container to get the stuff out. This was usually caused by … Continue reading

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Why does my powder behave like a liquid? Does your process need bailing out?

Clients in industries ranging from cement to pharmaceuticals often ask us: why is my powder flowing like a liquid? This liquid like behavior can be observed in processes across a variety of industries, including: loading finished cement onto a barge; … Continue reading

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Time Tests and the Test of Time – The Jenike Direct Shear Tester

It’s been over fifty years since Andrew Jenike published Bulletin 123, which summarized how he used a direct shear cell tester to measure the flow properties of powders and then used the results to design reliable hoppers, bins, and silos. … 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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