Tag Archives: fluidization

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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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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Is My Dry Bulk Cargo Safe for Shipment?

Several bulk cargo ships transporting fine and moist iron or nickel ore have capsized after becoming unstable from product shift.  The cause of the loss of cargo stability has its roots in the ability of certain bulk solids, which seem … Continue reading

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Pneumatic Conveying Testing

I love my job.  Sometimes I feel like I’m on a reality TV show, one of those shows where a group of people open an envelope together, and it reads “ your challenge today is …..”. In our San Luis … Continue reading

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