Problems with storing, handling, and transporting bulk materials are a common occurrence in process industries. The challenges include spillage, blockage, arching, ratholing, degradation, dusting, segregation, contamination and wear. It is vital that the flow properties of the bulk solids are understood so that storage and handling systems can be designed and operated to achieve maximum efficiency and reliability at minimal cost.
Considerable advances continue to be made in the practice of reliable testing and application of the technologies associated with understanding materials behavior and influence on plant efficiency, throughput and service life.
What you will learn:
In this webinar, engineers from TUNRA Bulk Solids will present the principles of flow properties and air-particle interactions, including testing procedures, interpretation and application to the design of handling systems such as mass flow/funnel flow bins, discharge/feeding equipment and pneumatic conveying systems.
Understanding these fundamentals and learning from common mistakes can help you overcome existing handling problems and design new systems with trouble-free plant operations for the process industries dealing with bulk materials.
- Common material storage and handling issues
- Introduction to modes of flow in bins/hoppers
- Flow property and air-particle behavior testing
- Application of material properties on storage and handling systems
- Pneumatic conveying dilute and dense phase systems
- Troubleshooting and case studies