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Refresher Course on Bulk Solids Handling

About this course:
This comprehensive course will cover various topics related to bulk solids, pairing classroom instruction with practical, hands-on training.

Course topics include:
Flow properties of bulk solids and common flow problems
Particle characterization and caking
Feeders and mechanical conveying
Bulk solids flow in bin, hopper, and chute
Particle segregation and solutions
Material handling equipment design
Dilute and dense phase pneumatic conveying
Discrete element method to solve flow problems
Instrumentation, valves, and PLC control used in bulk handling
Solid gas separation technique
Dust explosion
Power and bulk mixing - equipment and design

Who should attend:
Designed for new and existing employees who are responsible for processing and handling of bulk solids, employees, managers, and supervisors in the following industries are encouraged to attend:
Plastics
Mineral
Chemical
Food
Pharmaceutical
Grain and Feed

About the center:
The course will be held at the new Bulk Solids Innovation Center in Salina, Kansas. The Center contains sophisticated equipment and controls for measurement of actual bulk solids behaviors including storage, conveying, gravity flow, blending, segregation, degradation, dust collection, safety, and air pollution control. This one of a kind facility allows for students to get hands-on training on how to operate and problem solve with this equipment.

Course dates:
January 26-29, 2016

Register at:
bulksolids.k-state.edu/profdev

Registration deadline:
January 19, 2016

Cost: $1,500 per attendee
Please see website for discounted rate information.

Registration fee includes course instruction, materials and supplies, morning refreshments, lunch, and afternoon refreshments.

For course content questions, please contact:
Dr. Johnselvakumar Lawrence
Research Director
Kansas State University Polytechnic
jlawren@k-state.edu

For course registration inquiries, please contact:
Professional Education & Outreach
785-826-2633
profed@k-state.edu


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