CP Powder eHandbook: Tips for Effective and Safe Handling of Solids

Overview:

One of the trickiest materials to process, solids are comprised of powders or particulates, a continuous gaseous phase (usually air) and, almost always, a liquid component. Processors that handle solids know only too well the types of throughput problems that come up on a recurring basis. Effective, economical and safe slurry management; flowability during processing, accurate inventory and volume level management are all very real challenges faced by processors of solids. In this Chemical Processing Powder eHandbook, we take a look at how to effectively handle solids including:
  • Properly accounting for how bulk solids actually will flow in a vessel or overall process -- we take a look at some simple parameters that can often provide a good sense of flowability
  • Strategies for avoiding slurry trouble
  • Mitigating pipe segment force imbalances with Reactor Excursion and Leakage Analysis Program
  • Acoustics-based level measurement for accurate powder measurement in bins, tanks and silos
  • Explosion protection methods including suppression, isolation and venting
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