Although many pneumatic conveying equipment advances have been made, costly problems – including wear, attrition, rate limitation and line plugging – continue to occur.
Learn how to apply practical design and troubleshooting principles to improve the efficiency, safety and reliability of pneumatic conveying systems transporting powders and bulk solids.
Ensure trouble-free flow
In one day, you’ll review the fundamentals of gas/solids flow and address common pneumatic conveying problems, modes of transport in a pipeline and scale-model tests and their use in designing and evaluating poorly operating systems. You’ll discuss line chargers (feeders), proven pipeline layout rules and criteria for elbow/bend selection. The instructor also will cover more specialized topics including dense phase conveying systems and gas/solids separators such as cyclones, filters and bag houses.
Real-life industrial case histories will help increase your understanding of the theory and application taught.
Save when you take both this course and CH032 - Flow of Solids in Bins, Hoppers, Chutes and Feeders by registering for CH757 - Solids Handling Combo Course
This course will be taught by one of the instructors listed below.
Here’s a preview of what you’ll learn:
- Modes of conveying: Dilute phase and dense phase
- Types of systems: Positive pressure, vacuum, pull/push and closed loop
- The science underlying gas and solids flow through pipelines
- Understand key terms – like “saltation and pickup velocity” and “solids loading ratio”
- How to read a state diagram illustrating system performance
- The four primary system components: Gas mover, silo/feeder, pipeline/bends and separator
- How to select elbows, line chargers and other key primary system components
- Know the features of solid separators – cyclones, filter/collectors and bag house
- Dense phase conveying technology – what you need to know
- Troubleshooting common conveying problems – including wear, attrition, rate limitation and line plugging
- Applying safe handling practices for the pneumatic conveying of combustible solids
Who Should Attend:
- Plant and project managers
- Operation and process managers
- Project, process and maintenance engineers
- Unit operators and superintendents
- Professionals new to the field of pneumatic conveying
Director of Education and a Senior Consultant with Jenike & Johanson, Inc.
Eric Maynard is the Director of Education and a Senior Consultant with Jenike & Johanson, Inc., which is recognized as the world’s leading engineering firm specializing in bulk solids handling technology. Eric received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
CEO of Jenike & Johanson Inc.
CEO of Jenike & Johanson Inc., a world-renowned engineering consulting firm specializing in the storage, flow and processing of powder and bulk solids. He has been recognized worldwide for his technical ability and experience in the field of storage and flow of solids.
Vice President, Jenike & Johanson Inc.
Vice President at Jenike & Johanson Inc., Thomas has been involved in many projects related to flow properties testing, modeling, blending, pneumatic conveying and fluidization.
Project Engineer, Jenike & Johanson, Inc.
Andres Orlando is a Project Engineer with Jenike & Johanson. Andrés received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D. in Granular Mechanics from Clarkson University. His graduate studies focused in computational modeling of granular materials flows and comparing numerical models against physical experiments.
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