Posted by Gramya Research Analysis Institute on May 03, 2000 at 03:30:36:

Seminar on
Bulk Solids Handling & Processing

Number of processing units handle bulk solids including powdery or granular materials. Their storage, handling, transportation and processing pose tricky problems like uneven flow out of storage , choking in the conveying system , spillage and dust nuisances and sometimes explosions or fires. The processing in a continuous and automated operating plant is disturbed due to the above reasons. Power plant, mineral processing units, cement plants, complex fertilizers plant, pharma units and many others face these problems and are charged for not meeting their full capacity production expectations or the pollution control requirement. The solution to all these lies in proper understanding of the bulk. Solids characteristics & physical properties. The role of proper scientific sizing , their design and selection of such material handling & processing equipments are very important.

This seminar aims at dealing various aspects of the technology, including the dissemination of plant experiences & problems. New development in the material handling equipments and related products shall also be covered. Design engineers , manufacturers of such equipments & user industries may benefit by attending this seminar.. Presentation of technical papers shall be by the experts in the field.

Date : 19th Aug , 2000

Timing : 9.30AM to 5.30PM

Venue : Hotel Express Alkapuri , Alkapuri, off RC Dutt Road, Vadodara- 390005 (Ph. 0265-337899; 337991 )

Fees : Rs. 1200 (Rs One Thousand Two Hundred only) per participant , which is inclusive of providing supporting literatures, tea/ coffee and lunch.

Expert Faculty : Mr. N.K. Roy; Mr. R.J. Singh & Invited Faculties

Registration :

Send in the names of participants on your letterhead along with DD / Cheque drawn in favour of Gramya Research Analysis Institute, payable at Vadodara, addressed to;

Conventions Division, Gramya Research Analysis Institute ; P.O. Box 4016 ;

8 , Manusmriti ; 14 , J.P. Nagar ; Old Padra Road ; Vadodara- 390015, India.

Phone : (0265) 338309, 341457, Fax : (0265) 338309, 341457

Email :

List Of Papers scheduled for presentation :

1. Selection of Material Handling Systems : Process & Energy Sector Industries; by Narendra K. Roy, GRAI-PED, Vadodara, India

2. Storage & handling of rock phosphate, NPK/ Complex fertilisers : Case Histories with Design Guidelines; by R.J. Singh, GRAI-PED, Vadodara , India

3. Determination of Flow Properties of Powdery Coal for Design of Storage & Handling Systems, by Narendra K. Roy, GRAI-PED , India

4. Preventing Dust Explosions in Powder Storage & Handling Systems, by R.J. Singh, GRAI-PED, Vadodara, India

5. Fire Protection for Coal Handling Facilities ( yet to be confirmed )

6. Dust Supression Systems during Bulk solid processing & handling , by N.K. Roy, GRAI-PED, Vadodara, India

7. Design of Bucket Elevators : Review of New Developments, by RK Tiwari, JK Paper, India

8. Remote Inventory Monitoring & Reporting of Dry Bulk Storage Terminals: An Introduction to the future applications; ( yet to be confirmed )

9. Special equipments used in processing and handling in Pharmaceutical manufacture operations, ( yet to be confirmed)

10. Indian Standards on bulk solids handling & processing : A review; N. K. Roy, GRAI-PED, Vadodara, India

There will be many more presentations on industrial case histories on selection, performance, technical troubleshooting relevant to the theme of seminar.

We assure you that you will be benefitted by attending the seminar, and will get good contact with the engg consultants, scientists, manufacturers of equipments and user industries representatives at this forum.