Tag Archives: storage

Can a tank designed to store a liquid be used to store a bulk solid?

Clients sometimes ask me if a storage tank that was designed – and often being used – for storing a liquid can be converted to store a bulk solid. Basically they are asking, “Will the material-induced loads exerted by my … Continue reading

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Silos must be treated with respect

Some recent news headlines paint an alarming picture: “Cement worker’s body discovered in Bristol silo collapse“ “Worker presumed dead after fall in silo roof collapse in Medley“ “Two workers killed when silo collapses in Nueva Palmira“ “Truck driver killed after … Continue reading

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Got training ?

How — web ?  conference ?  in-house ? I know, I know, you have likely heard this analogue as a rip-off from the famous “drink milk” marketing campaign [1] that started in the early 1990’s. Pretty effective though, right? So, … Continue reading

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Evolution in the Design of Bulk Solid Handling Systems in Mining in the Last Two Decades

Last month we celebrated the 20th anniversary of Jenike & Johanson’s office in Chile (JJC). This landmark made me think about the huge change that most mining and engineering companies in Latin America have experienced in this period on the … Continue reading

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What Happens When Bulk Solids Specs “Don’t Get No Respect!”

When it comes to descriptions of bulk solids in contract specs, I’m reminded of the old Rodney Dangerfield wail, “I don’t get no respect!” All too often they’re forgotten by one or both parties until something does go wrong, and … Continue reading

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