K-State offering bulk solids refresher course

Jan. 6, 2016

Kansas State University will offer a comprehensive refresher course on bulk solids handling. The program will take place January 26 to 29 at the university’s new Bulk Solids Innovation Center in Salina KS.

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 enables students to get hands-on training on how to operate and problem solve with this equipment.

The three-day 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

The program is designed for new and existing employees and managers who are responsible for processing and handling of bulk solids including:

• Plastics

• Minerals

• Chemicals

• Food

• Pharmaceuticals

• Grain and Feed

For more information, click on http://bulk-solids.k-state.edu/profdev/