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Chutes and Suitability

After having issues in their fuel feed chutes constantly shutting down their operation, Virginia City’...

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Improve Solids Handling During Thermal Drying

This paper describes the challenges of handling pastes and other wet granular materials and provides ...

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Solve Solids Handling Problems by Retrofitting

Solutions to solids handling problems in existing systems are described.  Some problems are solved by ...

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Solve Solids Flow Problems in Bins, Hoppers, and Feeders

The basic concepts of solids flow are discussed.  Flow patterns (mass flow and funnel flow), ...

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Silo Failures: Case Histories and Lessons Learned

A number of case studies involving silo failures are presented.  Case studies include failures due ...

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On Powder Flowability

The flow of powder in pharmaceutical processes dictates the quality of the product in terms ...

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Fine Powder Flow Phenomena in Bins, Hoppers and Processing Vessels

Fine powders when handled in bins and processing vessels, can experience complex problems like flooding, ...

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Understanding and Eliminating Particle Segregation Problems

Quality of products composed of mixtures of particles can suffer when particles separate or segregate.  ...

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How to Design Efficient and Reliable Feeders for Bulk Solids

This article describes various types of feeders commonly used in bulk handling systems, and provides ...

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Six Steps to Designing a Storage Vessel that Really Works

Flow problems often occur because of poorly designed equipment.  This article explains a methodical approach ...

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Successfully Scale Up Solids Handling

Scale up of solids handling processes should be done on the basis of theory or ...

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When Powders Flow Like Water: Addressing Two-Phase Flow Effects In Tablet Press Feed Systems

In tabletting processes, production rate limitations can develop when feeding fine powders (median particle diameter ...

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