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Webinar Details: The procedure for developing a bulk material storage vessel isn’t commonly taught at the university level. Rather, many companies rely on equipment vendors to provide silo designs for a powder or granular solid. Many cases have been documented that show a silo’s design wasn’t appropriate for the bulk material being handled, and, as a result, costly flow problems developed in the solids-handling system. This webinar will provide a proven, practical, step-by-step procedure for designing a bulk solids storage system that’s fundamentally based on the measured characteristics of the powder or granular bulk solid being handled. A set of requirements will define the design process, while example flow properties will be used to guide the selection of the silo cylinder, hopper, and feeder equipment. This topic is critical to all industries in which bulk solids are being handled, processed, or refined because greater emphasis is being placed on process optimization, safety, and cost reductions — all of which often depend on reliable bulk solids handling.

Presenter Information: Eric Maynard is a Vice President at Jenike & Johanson. Eric received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. During his 23 years at Jenike & Johanson, he has designed handling systems for bulk solids including cement, coal, limestone, plastic powder, food products, and pharmaceuticals. He is the cement industry specialist at Jenike & Johanson, as well as the technical specialist for dust explosions and powder electrostatic behavior. Eric routinely lectures on the storage, flow, and pneumatic conveying of bulk solids for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE) continuing education series, as well as for private companies, in-house courses, and conferences.

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