The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is offering a three-day course on the handling of solids and pneumatic conveying in three U.S. cities during 2017.
The new course combines two of the organization’s popular offerings, CH032: Flow of Solids in Bins, Hoppers, Chutes, and Feeders and CH033: Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids.
Three sessions are available this year. The first takes place in Seattle at the Crown Plaza Seattle Downtown on May 2 to 4. The second offering is in Boston at Metro Meeting Centers Boston on Sept. 12 to 14, followed by Houston at the RAC Conference Center Houston on Dec. 5 to 7.
The courses will be taught by one of four instructors, the organization said, including Eric Maynard, director and senior consultant at Jenike & Johanson Inc., Herman Purutyan, chief executive officer of Jenike, Thomas Troxel, vice president of Jenike, or Andres Orlando, project engineer at Jenike.
Day one of the course involves lessons on bulk solids handling fundamentals, flow patterns in bins and hoppers, flow testing, hopper design, and an overview of feeders. The second day covers fine powder handling phenomena, a review of flow properties test reports, examples of silo designs, common segregation mechanisms for powders and solids, flow aid devices, and transfer chute design. Day three wraps up the course with an overview of conveying systems and modes of conveying, fundamentals of gas/solids flow, pressure loss calculations, component selection, system design, dense phase conveying, and system troubleshooting.
Plant and project managers, operation and process managers, project, process and maintenance engineers, unit operators and superintendents, and anyone new to bulk solids handling are encouraged to attend.
For more information, visit AIChE’s course page here.