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Register today and join us for the 2nd annual Bulk Solids Workshop! This one-day workshop tackles the basics of several key areas, including the flow of solids, blending, characterization of solid particles, safety concerns for electrostatic hazards, and fundamentals of pneumatic conveying. We look forward to meeting you September 14 in Philadelphia! 

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Agenda

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 8:35 a.m.
Welcome

8:35 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
Bulk Solids Characterization
Presenter: Joe Marinelli, President, Solids Handling Technologies Inc.

Designing successful bulk solids handling systems begins with knowledge of your material flow properties. During this session we will discuss how bulk solids flow is characterized, as follows: Sampling – importance of obtaining a “representative” sample; Particle size distribution (how to describe particle size and measure it); Bulk solids properties (compressibility, cohesive strength, shear, flowability, and more); We will discuss flow properties characterization and their effects on bin outlet dimensions; Factors that affect flowability, such as: moisture content, temperature, and storage at rest.

9:40 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

Break

10:10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Flow of Solids
Presenter: Brian Pittenger, Vice President, Jenike & Johanson

The field of bulk material handling is quite complex. Bulk solids theory has unique terminology, scientific flow principles that are not the same as fluid or gas flow behaviors, and often are not taught to engineers at the university level. Personnel responsible for designing, fabricating, installing, and operating bulk material handling equipment are often unaware of the complex flow behaviors that can occur with bulk solids. The basics of Bulk Solids Handling will be covered, along with Common Flow Problems, Material Testing, Design Considerations and Design Tools to solve your solids flow issues.

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Effective Powder Blending
Presenter: Herman Purutyan, CEO, Jenike & Johanson

Blending of bulk solids continues to be more of an art than a science, and unfortunately, poor equipment choices are made due to lack of understanding about dry blending fundamentals. This session will cover the basic mechanisms of blending, as well as the operation of common types of batch and continuous blenders, including advantages and disadvantages of each kind. Powder sampling will also be discussed in this session.

12:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. 
Lunch

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Managing Electrostatic Hazards during Powder Processing : A Practical Approach
Presenter: Vahid Ebadat, Ph.D., Chief Technical Officer – Process Safety, Chilworth Technology

A key concern in many industries is the risk of a flash fire or an explosion due to the ignition of flammable atmospheres by electrostatic discharges. Operations in the chemical, pharmaceutical, food, petrochemical, and other process industries very often involve handling and processing of combustible powders. This presentation discusses the nature of electrostatic ignition hazards and the practical measures that can be considered to prevent/control them based on the requirements of NFPA 77, Recommended Practice on Static Electricity.

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Volumetric and Gravimetric Feeder Design to Ensure Reliable Flow
Presenter: Joe Marinelli, President, Solids Handling Technologies Inc.

Improper design of volumetric and gravimetric bulk solids feeders can lead to flow problems, process upsets, and downtime. During this session we will discuss: The importance of the feeder working together with your bin; Design techniques for volumetric feeders (screw, belt, rotary valves, and more); Benefits of gravimetric feeders and their drawbacks; Types of feeders available.

3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Break

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Pneumatic Conveying
Presenter: Gary Liu, Consultant, DuPont Engineering - Particle Science and Technology Group

Pneumatic conveying for bulk solids handling is widely practiced in the chemical process industries (CPI). Bulk materials that have been successfully transported pneumatically include plastic pellets, granular chemicals, food and pharmaceuticals, paper pulp, fertilizers, ores, cement, coal and fly ash, and more. Though pneumatic conveying is as much art as science, there are some basic rules to follow to either design an efficient system or diagnose a problem in an existing system. The concepts, fundamentals, and rule of thumbs for designing, operating and diagnosing a pneumatic conveying system will be discussed. Key equipment (blowers, rotary valves, and baghouses) will be reviewed. The lecture will focus on dilute phase conveying but dense phase conveying concepts will be briefly introduced.

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Networking Reception

Speakers
Joe Marinelli

President

Solids Handling Technologies Inc.
Brian Pittenger

Vice President

Jenike & Johanson
Vahid Ebadat, Ph.D.

Chief Technical Officer – Process Safety
Chilworth Technology
Gary Liu

Consultant
DuPont Engineering - Particle Science and Technology Group
Herman Purutyan

CEO
Jenike & Johanson
Event Information

Who should attend?

Process, production and design engineers, R&D scientists and other personnel who are responsible for solids handling.

Registration:

Location:

Sky Philadelphia
1717 Arch Street, 51st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Event Contacts:

About the Event:

Chemical Engineering is hosting a one-day seminar on bulk solids handling on September 14, 2017 at The Sky Philadelphia (formally The Top of the Tower) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Solids handling problems can be difficult to solve without some understanding of why they occur. This one-day workshop tackles the basics of several key areas, including the flow of solids, blending, characterization of solid particles, safety concerns for electrostatic hazards, and fundamentals of pneumatic conveying.

All those who are responsible for solids handling and designing for solids handling, such as process, production and design engineers and R&D scientists would find this seminar useful.

A Certificate of Completion will be provided to all attendees. The Certificate of Completion can be applied toward professional development hours. The acceptance of the credit is up to the individual board issuing the credits.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend:

  1. Enhance your job performance: Understand how to solve solids handling problems and learn why they occur. 
  2. It's all about YOU: The Workshop is intended specifically for those responsible for solids handling and designing for solids handling.
  3. Network with the industry's leading speakers: The speaker line-up will provide access to otherwise hard to reach industry professionals.
  4. It's only one day: The Workshop is packed with educational sessions that will only keep you out of the office for one day. 
  5. Professional development: The Certificate of Completion can be applied towards Professional Development Hours.

Gain buy-in and approval from your supervisor:

Write out your ideas and submit them to your supervisor with the Workshop Agenda. Include the registration cost and any travel expenses you may incur. Download this Letter as a draft to help you get started. 


The Bulk Solids Workshop will take place at the Sky Philadelphia on the 51st floor of one of Philadelphia’s premier addresses in the heart of Logan Square.

Sky Philadelphia
1717 Arch Street, 51st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

 

2017 Hotel Accommodations

2017 Hotel Accommodations
The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton 

This is the only hotel that is associated with the conference. If you receive solicitations from other hotels, they are not associated with the Bulk Solids Handling Workshop. 

Sky Philadelphia is a short .2 mile walk right around the corner!

The Logan
One Logan Square
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103
Phone: (215) 963-1500
Room Rate: $199/night (plus tax)

Book Now

Welcome to The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton, a stylish new hotel that captures the spirit of its surroundings. The lobby and guest rooms are vibrant with local artwork, and our downtown hotel is just a mile from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Expect a unique experience during your stay in this dynamic culture and arts district.

Several museums and iconic sites are walkable from our Logan Square hotel, including The Franklin Institute and the Liberty Bell. Live the film and climb the Rocky Steps, and see the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution at Independence Hall. The financial district and Pennsylvania Convention Center are blocks away. 

Book Your Hotel:
Click here to reserve your room in the official Bulk Solids Handling Workshop room block or copy and paste the URL in your browser:

http://group.curiocollection.com/bulksolidshandlingworkshop

Parking: 
Self-parking:
Daily 1.5 – 24 hours $33
Overnight 24-48 hours: $48 

Valet parking is available.

Traveling to The Logan Philadelphia:

  • 9 miles from Philadelphia International Airport
  • 1 mile from Amtrak – Philadelphia 30th Street Station

For more directions, please visit the website here and input your starting point.

Sponsorships

Click here to download the Sponsorship Flyer for sponsorship package pricing and details. Click here to download the Sponsorship Form.

Available Sponsorships:

  • Platinum Sponsor (exclusive sponsor of Networking Reception or Networking Lunch)
  • Gold Sponsor (exclusive sponsor of Registration)
  • Silver Sponsor (exclusive sponsor of Networking Breakfast or Conference Wifi)
  • Bronze Sponsor (exclusive sponsor of Coat/Luggage Check or Morning Networking Break or Afternoon Networking Break)
  • Table Top Sponsor

Custom sponsorships are also available! Contact your sales representative for more information.

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors:

MORNING NETWORKING SPONSOR:

TABLE TOP SPONSORS:     

 


 

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