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Publication Date: 04/1996
Pages: 6
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Five steps in designing a solids handling and feeding system for your batch process — Part I

Knowing where to start in designing or upgrading a solids handling and feeding system for your batch process can be confusing. What's your daily production rate? What's your batch size? How many ingredients will you feed per batch? How fast can you feed the ingredients? To clear up confusion about these and other design factors, take a look at the five steps in designing a solids handling and feeding system outlined in this two-part article. Part I covers the first two steps; Part II, which will appear in the May 1996 issue, covers the last three. This article considers a batch mixing example, but the five-step approach applies to any batch process.

Are you designing a new solids handling and feeding system for your batch process? Or do you need to upgrade your system to make a new product, increase efficiency, or comply with new regulations?

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