Tag Archives: flow

Training – you get the “bang for your buck”?!

Let me ask a simple question – can you recall the last time you received effective training that yielded an immediate payback/return-on-investment (ROI)? If you can recall this training event, can you think why it was effective and impactful?  What … Continue reading

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Whiteboard Friday: Effective Head

Our Project Engineer Josh Marion about effective head and why we use it.

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フローエイド支援 vs. 重力のみのフロー

江崎マーティン バルク固体取り扱い(ハンドリング)システムやサイロやホッパーなどにおいて、アーチン グやラットホールなどの閉塞問題を回避するためにフローエイド(流動補助装置)を装着す ることは一般的です。 また、フローエイドの装置は、実際に貯蔵システムが設計・設置・運用が開始された後に、 追加されることもしばしばあります。このような設置追加は、明らかに初期設計時に、フロ ーエイドが想定されていなかったり、また、装置が必須となることを予想できなかったこと を物語っています。

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Chemical Flow Aids

In my previous sections, I discussed the strengths and weaknesses of mechanical and pneumatic flow aids. The final category of flow aids, chemical flow aids, is the largest one simply because of the variety available. A number of chemicals have … 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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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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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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If You’ve Seen one Sample, You’ve Seen ’em all – Right?

Some people ask that, “If J&J tested one sample of say sugar, we must have tested it all – can’t we just use historical data?” This question has come up for many materials such as iron ore, limestone, bran, flour, and microcrystalline cellulose, … 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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