Event Details

Solids Flow Workshop

Fundamentals of Bulk Solids Handling

Date/Time   Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 12:00pm
Place   Cabot Business and Technical Center   (Directions)
157 Concord Road - Building 1 - Conference Room D11
Billerica, MA 01821
Phone: 978-663-3455
Price   $15 - Workshop
Topic Info  

 If you work with powders or other bulk solids and are interested in learning how to design bulk solid handling systems - This Workshop is for You!

 Systems for handling powders and other bulk solids are often improperly designed, leading to: 
 
    Erratic flow, no flow, or limited throughputs 
    Poor product quality and excessive downtime 
    Customer complaints 
    Safety issues including dust generation and equipment failure 
 
This workshop will cover:
 
    Typical flow problems 
    Solids flow patterns 
    Flow properties of bulk solids 
    Hopper design fundamentals 
    Caking
    Segregation
 
Why you should attend:
Since the fundamentals of bulk solids handling is seldom a part of formal engineering training, many lack an understanding of why solids handling problems occur and what practical steps can be taken to diagnose, alleviate, or prevent them.
 
In this workshop, you will learn how and why typical flow problems occur and what simple, practical steps can be taken to solve them.
 
Who should attend:
 
    Design, project, and research engineers 
    Product formulators 
    Project managers 
 
What you will gain from attending:
This workshop will provide you the knowledge and insight you will need to conquer your company?s solids flow difficulties.
 
Time:              12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM: Registration and Networking
                        1:00 PM to 3:30 PM: Workshop
 
Food:              Pizza
 
Please note:  Cabot Corporation is providing the venue.  Jenike & Johanson is providing the pizza.  All proceeds will be used to support student programs.
 
(Space is limited - sign up NOW!)
 
Speaker   Greg Mehos, Ph.D., P.E.

Greg is a project engineer at Jenike & Johanson, Inc., an engineering firm that specializes in the storage and handling of bulk granular solids, and an adjunct professor at the University of Rhode Island.  

Greg has been involved in a wide range of bulk solids handling projects, including designs of hoppers, dryers, gasifiers, and moving bed reactors, as well as analyses of purge and conditioning columns.  

He received his bachelor’s and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado and Massachusetts and is a past chair of the Boston local AIChE section.  Greg is the author of the subsection on bulk solids flow and hopper design in the forthcoming 9th edition of Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook, which will be published later this year.  Please visit www.jenike.com to learn more about Jenike & Johanson.

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