Tag Archives: flowability

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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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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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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You Never Know Where A Site Visit Might Take You.

If a client has an existing problem, or is starting work on a new project, it is very important to get on-site to discuss our work. Going on-site allows us to efficiently gather the most information about the project. If a … Continue reading

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Join us at Coal-Gen and Power-Gen next week

  Join regional manager, Jayant Khambekar Ph.D., next week at Coal-Gen and Power-Gen 2015 in Las Vegas. December 8th Dr. Khambekar will be leading an open discussion on the challenges that face renewables and the reliable delivery of fuel to … 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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Using Moisture Sorption Isotherms: Bulk Solids Flowability

The flowability of a fine-grained bulk solid depends largely on the adhesive forces between individual particles [Dietmar Schulze: Powders and Bulk Solids Behavior]. These adhesive forces are due to van der Waals and electrostatic forces. In the presence of ambient … Continue reading

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