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Using Inserts to Address Solids Flow Problems

| By Lyn Bates, Ajax Equipment, Ltd.; Shrikant Dhodapkar, The Dow Chemical Co.; George Klinzing, University of Pittsburgh

Storage of bulk materials in hoppers, bins and silos is ubiquitous in the chemical process industries (CPI), and so are the challenges that go along with it. Flow stoppage (bridging or arching), variability in mixture composition (de-mixing or segregation),…