Feeders: Matching Hopper and Feeder Designs for Reliable Flow and Efficient Power Use, 11/11
CD of live broadcast 11/8/11
Feeders are used to control the rate of bulk material discharge from a bin into a process. Without proper feeder design and implementation, costly problems such as erratic discharge, flooding, high power consumption, particle damage, or abrasive wear result.
The content covered in this webinar will help a participant to understand the fundamental principles involved in selecting an effective bulk solids feeder, such as a screw (auger), belt, or rotary valve (rotary airlock), and implementing the appropriate interface with a bin, hopper, or silo.
Some important points to be covered during the webinar:
- Feeder vs. conveyor or discharger
- Key hopper features and discharge patterns
- Basic features of screws, belts, rotary valves
- Proper interface between a feeder and a hopper
- Power considerations for screws and belts
Presenter: Herman Purutyan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Jenike & Johanson, Inc.
Moderator: Robert Harkin, Associate Editor of Powder and Bulk Engineering