Whether the air–material separator (AMS) is for a dust collector, pneumatic conveying, or a centralized vacuum cleaning system, there are certain essential steps for proper selection that must be followed. To do otherwise will likely result in poor performance, unreliability, maintenance problems, and even system failure. Don’t just assume your vendor has made the correct selection. Be sure it’s correct by implementing these essential steps before you make the purchase.
Jack Osborn, PE, is senior project engineer for Airdusco Engineering and Design Services LLC, Memphis, TN. He has more than 45 years of experience in the concept, design, project management, startup, and operations/maintenance training for an extensive range of bulk-solids-related equipment systems, including dust collection, ventilation, air pollution control, pneumatic and mechanical conveying, storage, and more. He’s a member of six NFPA committees on combustible dusts.
He holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Tulsa and both a BS and an MS in education from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.
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If you register for a webinar but can’t attend the live event, an archived version will be accessible online once it concludes.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.