This webinar will look at the various ways an existing pneumatic conveying system can become a production process bottleneck and how these challenges can be overcome. Potential problem-causing situations that will be discussed include:
- An increase in production rates
- Changes in material characteristics, such as particle size, particle density, and chemical composition
- Adding additional pickup / destination points to the system
Case studies will be included as will a recommended high-level step-by-step procedure to follow to help identify the pneumatic conveying system parameters that may be affected by bottlenecking problems.
This webinar will be beneficial for plant production personnel who will gain an appreciation for how production process changes can impact an existing pneumatic conveying system’s performance. Plant engineering personnel will benefit by being able to better anticipate facility changes that may be necessary to support production changes.
Jack D. Hilbert, PE, is a pneumatic conveying expert with Hatch. He has more than 45 years of experience in the application, design, engineering, installation, and operation of pneumatic conveying systems and has written numerous papers and given many presentations at technical conferences. Jack is a graduate of Penn State University with undergraduate and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering.
Powder and Bulk Engineering is presenting many webinars throughout 2021 to meet the educational needs of those who are currently handling powder and bulk solid substances. These webinars are an extension of the educational information we provide to you each month.
If you are working on a certification or licensing program that allows Professional Development Hours, CSC Publishing Inc. will (upon request) provide a Certificate of Participation for our educational webinars put on by Powder and Bulk Engineering. One certificate per registered participant will be sent if the webinar is viewed. You should check with your employer or local agency to confirm their specific PDH requirements. In many cases, our educational webinars will contribute toward these hours.
If you register for a webinar but can’t attend the live event, an archived version will be accessible online once it concludes. This allows you to view the entire webinar presentation and Q&A session at a time most convenient to your schedule.