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November 15-17 in San Francisco, CA. Conducted by the New Standard Institute. Seminar provides instruction and workshops for developing and improving facility maintenance. Seminar is for maintenance planners, supervisors, and managers. Contact New Standard Institute, 203-783-1582 (nsi@newstandardinstitute.com, www.newstandardinstitute.com).


November 26-December 1 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, MA. Organized by the Materials Research Society (MRS). Contact MRS, 724-779-3003 (info@mrs.org, www.mrs.org).


November 28-30 at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN. Held by the Midwest Food Processors Association (MWFPA). Contact MWFPA, 608-255-9946 (info@mwfpa.org, www.mwfpa.org).


November 30-December 2 at Robroy Industries in Gilmer, TX. 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).


December 4-7 at ASM International headquarters in Materials Park, OH. Sponsored by ASM International — the Materials Information Society. Comprehensive course is taught by metals industry experts and will help attendees learn how to choose metals, alloys, and processing solutions best suited for specific production goals. Contact ASM International, 440-338-5151 (memberservicecenter@asminternational.org, www.asminternational.org).


December 5-6 at the RAC Conference Center Houston in Houston, TX. Conducted by Jenike & Johanson and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Course covers proven design and troubleshooting principles for handling bulk solids in bins, hoppers, feeders, and transfer chutes for safe plant operation. Contact AIChE, 800-242-4363 (edu@aiche.org, www.aiche.org).


December 5-7 at the RAC Conference Center Houston in Houston, TX. 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).


December 7 at the RAC Conference Center Houston in Houston, TX. 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).


December 12-14 at the IGP Institute at Kansas State University (KSU) in Manhattan, KS. Presented by Kansas State University and the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS). Two-and-a-half day training program will provide instruction on how to repair common grain conveying equipment, including a bucket elevator, distributor, screw conveyor, bin sweep, chain conveyor, and belt conveyor. Program will be held at the Hal Ross Flour Mill. Contact Jay Bergland, 763-999-4300 (jay@geaps, www.geaps.com).


December 12-13 at the Bulk Solids Innovation Center (BSIC) at Kansas State University (K-State) in Salina, KS. Presented by the BSIC and K-State. Course covers topics related to powder segregation and mixing during bulk solids handling, including mixing mechanisms, segregation causes, mixer types, and segregation mitigation. Contact BSIC, 855-552-0079 (bsic@k-state.edu, bulk-solids.k-state.edu/profdev).


December 13-14 at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Organized by Applied Market Information. Contact Kelly DeFino, 610-478-0800 (kd@amiplastics-na.com, www.ami.international).