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Virtual – Flow of Solids/Pneumatic Conveying Combo Course

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Take advantage of a five-day immersion in Solids Handling and Pneumatic Conveying.

This instructor-led virtual course will be divided into three 5-hour sessions. Each session will include two 15 minute breaks and one 30 minute lunch break. More details of the daily schedule is given below. Please email academy@aiche.org with any questions.

Too often, bulk solids are being handled without a good understanding of how to correctly design, select, troubleshoot, maintain and purchase bulk solids handling equipment.

As a result, costly flow problems occur that slow production. In this course, you’ll learn proven design and troubleshooting principles for handling bulk solids in bins, hoppers, feeders and transfer chutes for safe and trouble-free plant operation.

Although many pneumatic conveying equipment advances have been made, costly problems – including wear, attrition, rate limitation and line plugging – continue to occur.

Learn how to apply practical design and troubleshooting principles to improve the efficiency, safety and reliability of pneumatic conveying systems transporting powders and bulk solids.


Eric Maynard is the Vice President and a Senior Consultant with Jenike & Johanson, which is recognized as the world’s leading engineering firm specializing in bulk solids handling technology. Eric received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

During his 24 years at Jenike & Johanson, he has worked on more than 750 projects designing material handling and pneumatic conveying systems for powders and bulk solids such as cement, coal/coke, limestone, resins, biomass, calcined nuclear waste, foods, and pharmaceuticals. He is the cement industry and crushing technology specialist at Jenike & Johanson, and has valuable experience with dust explosivity and OSHA’s National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Combustible Dust Handling (CPL 03-00-008). He has performed numerous dust hazards analyses (DHA) for clients handling food powders, wood/biomass, and metal powders. He is well-versed on NFPA standards 652, 654, 61, 484, 664, 68, and 69.

Start:
September 14
End:
September 18
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