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Introduction to Polymers and Polymer Testing

August 25-28 at IMR Test Labs in Lansing, N.Y. Sponsored by ASM International — The Materials Information Society. Course presents a general overview of polymers, including polymer formation, structure, and strengthening; polymer chemistry and nomenclature; polymer processing; polymer testing and characterization; and failure analysis. Contact ASM International, 440-338-5151 (professionaldevelopment@asminternational.org, www.asminternational.org).


Major Testing Techniques for Plastics: An Introduction

August 26-28 in New York. Conducted by ASTM International. Course covers basic principles, techniques, and equipment for the most commonly used physical and analytical tests on polymeric materials, including mechanical properties, chemical analysis, combustibility, instrumental analysis, electrical properties, and thermal aging. Contact Marianne Erwin, 610-832-9686 (merwin@astm.org, www.astm.org).


Materials Handling III

September 2-October 3. Presented by the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University's distance education program. Course is the last of a three-part series that focuses on grain and other dry bulk material flow characteristics and properties and how these affect equipment selection. Contact Chuck House, 952-928-4640 (chuck@geaps.com, www.geaps.com).


Corrosion

September 8-11 at ASM International headquarters in Materials Park, Ohio. Sponsored by ASM International — The Materials Information Society. Course covers the fundamental principles of corrosion, including identifying the eight major forms of corrosion, describing the common corrosion test methods for your applications, avoiding design traps that speed corrosive decay, and recognizing applicable corrosion control techniques and their limitations. Contact ASM International, 440-338-5151 (professionaldevelopment@asminternational.org, www.asminternational.org).


Essentials of Chemical Engineering for Non-Chemical Engineers

September 8-10 at AIChE headquarters in New York. Conducted by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Course addresses the basic concepts of fluid flow, heat transfer, heat exchanger design, cooling towers, solids handling, tank and vessel design, polymerization, and polymer processing. Contact AIChE, 800-242-4363 (edu@aiche.org, www.aiche.org).


ISA Technical Training Camp

September 8-October 2 in Houston. The International Society of Automation (ISA) plans to hold four intensive technical training events. The in-depth instructional events will include technician, automation engineering, and safety courses. The courses include the ISA Technician Training Boot Camp, September 8-12; ISA Automation Engineering Survival Training, September 15-19; ISA SIS Boot Camp Part I, September 22-26; and ISA SIS Boot Camp Part II, September 29-October 2. The training events will also include local plant tours. Contact ISA, 919-549-8411 (info@isa.org, www.isa.org).


Introduction to Size Reduction of Bulk Solids

September 10. Webinar from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Presented by Karl Jacob. Webinar focuses on the basics of how particles break individually and in size reduction equipment, how to select size reduction equipment, and fine media grinding technology. Contact AIChE, 800-242-4363 (edu@aiche.org, www.aiche.org).


Western Canadian District Meeting

September 10-12 at the Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel in Saskatoon, Sask. Conducted by the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM). Contact IAOM, 913-338-3377 (info@iaom.info, www.iaom.info).


Corrosion College

September 11-13 at Robroy Industries in Gilmer, Texas. Conducted by Corrosion College. Short course covers corrosion fundamentals and provides solutions for preventing industrial corrosion. Contact Corrosion College, 903-843-3461 (customerservice@corrosioncollege.com, www.corrosioncollege.com).


2014 New Products Conference

September 14-17 at the Ritz Carlton in Amelia Island, Fla. Sponsored by Prepared Foods magazine. Contact Tracy Kraft, 847-405-4022 (kraftt@bnpmedia.com, www.newproductsconference.com).


2014 PEERS Conference

September 14-17 at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Wash. Sponsored by TAPPI. Contact Lisa Stephens 770-209-7313 (lstephens@tappi.org, www.tappipeers.org).


PBE's 2014 Northeast Powder Show™ & Conference

September 16-18 at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, N.J. Sponsored by Powder and Bulk Engineering (PBE) magazine. Contact Steve Culpepper, 651-287-5600 (sculpepper@cscpub.com, www.pbepowdershow.com).


CEMA Fall Meeting

September 16-17 at the Hilton Chicago O'Hare in Chicago. Presented by the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA). Contact Kimberly MacLaren, 239-260-8406 (kim@cemanet.org, www.cemanet.org).


Flow of Solids in Bins, Hoppers, Chutes, and Feeders

September 16-17 at the Hyatt Regency Houston in Houston. Conducted by Jenike & Johanson and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Course covers various equipment types and how to solve common flow problems in each. Course provides an understanding of how friction, cohesion, compressibility, and other properties affect solids flow through feeders, chutes, reactors, bins, and hoppers. Contact AIChE, 800-242-4363 (edu@aiche.org, www.aiche.org).


FIBCA Fall 2014 Conference

September 17-19 at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower in Chicago. Presented by the Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container Association (FIBCA). Contact FIBCA, 952-412-8867 (info@fibca.com, www.fibca.com).


HI TEMP 2014 Conference

September 17-19 at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa in Santa Fe, N.Mex. Sponsored by NETZSCH. Contact Fumi Akimaru, 781-418-1801 (fumi.akimaru@netzsch.com, http://hitemp2014.com).


PM Sintering Seminar

September 17-18 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, Pa. Sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) and APMI International. Two-day seminar features 16 presentations from industry experts involved with the sintering process. Topics include essential information needed to sinter parts, increase productivity by reducing rework and scrap, and future sintering technology trends. Contact Judy Wuensch, 609-452-7700 (jwuensch@mpif.org, www.mpif.org).


Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids

September 18 at the Hyatt Regency Houston in Houston. Conducted by Jenike & Johanson and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Course teaches practical design and troubleshooting principles that improve the efficiency, safety, and reliability of pneumatic conveying systems. Contact AIChE, 800-242-4363 (edu@aiche.org, www.aiche.org).


B&CMA 111th Annual Convention

September 21-23 at the Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, S.C. Hosted by The Biscuit & Cracker Manufacturers' Association (B&CMA). Contact the B&CMA, 443-545-1645 (kkurowski@thebcma.org, www.thebcma.org).


Corrosion Technology Week

September 21-25 in Alexandria, Va. Organized by NACE International. Contact Lesley Williams, 281-228-6413 (lesley.williams@nace.org, www.nace.org).


TITANIUM 2014

September 21-24 at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago. Presented by the International Titanium Association (ITA). Contact Andrea White, 303-404-2221 (awhite@titanium.org, www.titanium.org).


29th International Aluminium Conference

September 22-24 at The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Organized by MetalBulletin Events. Contact customer services, +44-(0)-20-7779-8989 (conferences@metalbulletin.com, www.metalbulletin.com).


Basic Composition of Coatings Short Course

September 22-26 at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) campus in Rolla, Mo. Conducted by the S&T Coatings Institute. Course covers coatings fundamentals, including composition, formulation, and testing. Course topics include the history of paint, materials used in coatings manufacture, and modern chemical instrumentation as applied to coatings. Contact Michael Van De Mark, 573-341-4419 (mstformulation@mst.edu, http://coatings.mst.edu).


Northeast Region Meeting

September 22-24 at the Seaview Hotel in Galloway, N.J. Hosted by the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD). Contact NACD, 703-527-6223 (nacdpublicaffairs@nacd.com, www.nacd.com).


Unit Operations for the Process Industries

September 22-23 in Houston. Conducted by the Center for Professional Advancement (CfPA). Course is for professionals in the chemical process, specialty chemical, agrichemical, and waste management industries. Intensive course covers the basics of unit operations for filtration, atomization, drying, crushing and grinding, and agglomeration processes. Contact CFPA, 732-613-4500 (info@cfpa.com, www.cfpa.com).


Powder and Bulk Mixing: Processes, Applications, and Equipment

September 23-25 at the Hilton Garden Inn–Chicago O'Hare Airport in Chicago. Conducted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison department of engineering professional development. Course gives practical information on particle properties, characteristics of ideal and real blends, measurement and sampling methods, and more. Contact Elaine M. Bower, 800-462-0876 (bower@engr.wisc.edu, http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu).


Agglomeration Technologies for Particle Enlargement

September 27 in Pittsburgh. Held by Professional Analytical and Consulting Services (PACS). Course is designed for managers, engineers, operators, and researchers working with activated carbon and applications involving particle enlargement. Contact Henry Nowicki, 724-457-6576 (henry@pacslabs.com, http://pacslabs.com).


COM 2014 — Conference of Metallurgists

September 28-October 1 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver, B.C. Organized by MetSoc — the Metallurgy and Materials Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM). Contact Brigitte Farah, 514-939-2710 (metsoc@cim.org, www.metsoc.org).


Chemical Engineering for Non-Chemical Engineers

September 29-October 1 at the Hilton Garden Inn–Chicago O'Hare Airport in Chicago. Conducted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison department of engineering professional development. Course covers the basic concepts of chemical and process engineering, including such topics as mass and energy balances and process design fundamentals. Contact Elaine M. Bower, 800-462-0876 (bower@engr.wisc.edu, http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu).


Aluminum Association Fall Meeting

September 30-October 2 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C. Hosted by The Aluminum Association. Contact The Aluminum Association, 703-358-2960 (info@aluminum.org, www.aluminum.org).


POWTECH 2014 colocated with TechnoPharm

September 30-October 2 at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg in Nuremberg, Germany. Organized by NürnbergMesse. Contact Visitor Service, +49-(0)-9-11-8606-4944 (visitorservice@nuernbergmesse.de, www.powtech.de).
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