BULK SOLIDS FLOW in Storage & Handling

May 25-26, 2016 • Sudbury, Ontario

Jenike & Johanson Ltd., in conjunction with XPS Consulting & Testwork Services, are pleased to offer a 2-day course in bulk solids handling during May 25-26, 2016 in Sudbury, Ontario.

Funnel flow discharge pattern
Funnel flow discharge pattern

Presented by Tracy Holmes, Vice President of Jenike & Johanson Ltd. in Canada, this course will give you a strong fundamental understanding of bulk solids and their behavior, along with the general principles and practical applications of solids flow. You’ll find out how and why typical flow problems occur, and what simple, practical steps you can take to solve them. You’ll learn how to design bulk material-handling systems that work the way you want. Conquer your company’s flow difficulties by attending!

You can expect to:

  • Cover a wide range of equipment types and the solutions to flow problems commonly associated with each of them.
  • Gain a better understanding of how friction, cohesion, compressibility, and other properties affect the flow of solids through various types of feeders, chutes, reactors, bins and hoppers.
  • See how to specify and select hardware best suited to various bulk solid flow problems and objectives, including how to retrofit existing equipment to correct flow problems.
  • Solve problems associated with solids handling, such as lost production, downtime, extra labour, poor quality control, spoiled material, and unreliable equipment.
  • Be alerted to the pitfalls in handling bulk solids.

Course Content

Attendees will learn critical design methodology for dealing with bulk solids emergencies or planning for new installations or plant expansions that incorporate solids handling:

  • Typical flow problems and flow patterns
  • Flow properties of bulk solids
  • Volumetric and gravimetric feeders
  • Calculating solids discharge rates
  • Fine powder handling
  • Chute design
  • Particle segregation
  • Flow corrective devices
  • Stockpile design

Who Should Attend

Design, project, and research engineers, as well as plant operation personnel responsible for solving and preventing flow problems or purchasing solids handling equipment, will benefit from the valuable information provided in this course.

Jenike & Johanson engineers have been presenting courses for over 30 years. The courses have also been upgraded significantly in the past three years.


Register today and put an end to your time-wasting and money-losing flow problems. To register, contact Tracy Holmes or your XPS training contact. Tracy can be reached at 905-694-9769, ext. 229 or by email to tracyh@jenike.com. XPS can be contacted at processcontrol@xps.ca.

Course fee for the two-day session is $1,800 CAD, which includes lunch both days. (Discounts available for multiple attendees from the same office.)

If you are interested in this course, but are unable to attend, please let us know. We can schedule another open course, or we can provide a custom course at your facility to suit your company’s particular flow-related concerns.

The course will be held in the Nickel Room at XPS Consulting & Testwork Services, 6 Edison Road, Falconbridge, ON, POM 1S0 – click here to see a map. Main visitor parking is to the right as you come down the driveway. Overflow parking is to the left at the back of the building. The main entrance is located by the flagpoles, facing the Sudbury Smelter.

About Jenike & Johanson & the Lecturer

Jenike & Johanson is a consulting engineering firm specializing in the science and technology of bulk solids handling. In our four laboratories in the United States, Canada, and Chile, we have tested more than 8,000 bulk solids and used the results to design accurate, cost-effective solutions to flow-related problems for more than 3,000 companies around the world in such industries as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, energy, mining, consumer goods, solid waste and more.

For additional information on Jenike & Johanson, please visit our web site www.jenike.com.

Tracy-Holmes-Vice-President-TorontoTracy Holmes is Vice President of Jenike & Johanson Ltd. in Canada, and a senior project engineer. She received her B.ASc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Ontario. She specializes in the design and evaluation of bulk solids handling systems. Since joining JJL in 1994, Tracy has provided consulting services to a broad spectrum of national and international clients, troubleshooting and recommending corrective actions for flow problems, providing recommendations to avoid solid flow related problems in new installations.

In addition, she has hands-on experience and knowledge of measuring the flow properties of bulk solids. She frequently lectures at J&J and directly for clients, as well as through organizations such as Powder & Bulk Solids, American Institiute of Chemical Engineers, (AIChE) and Educational Program Innovation Center (EPIC).

She has co-authored and presented technical papers on subjects including reliable bulk solids handling, effective bin and feeder design, shipping of fine moist cargoes, and silo structural failures and maintenance. Her papers have been published in periodicals including Powder & Bulk Engineering and World Coal and she has lectured at mining conferences such as Canadian Mineral Processors (CMP) and The Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Inc. (SME). She is currently working on a technical paper to be presented at the 28th International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC 2016) to be held in Quebec in September.

About XPS Consulting & Testwork Services

XPS Consulting & Testwork Services is a licensed metallurgical engineering, technology services and testwork business based in Falconbridge, Ontario, Canada that serves the global mining industry. Five key disciplines, along with our training and course support, are integrated to make up our business:

  • Process Mineralogy
  • Extractive Metallurgy
  • Process Control
  • Materials Technology
  • Plant Support
  • Training & Courses

Let our diverse mix of disciplinary expertise, flowsheet development experience, plant operating skills, and knowledge of milling and metallurgical operations add value to your project or process…