Powder & Solids / Environmental Health & Safety

K-State Offers Pneumatic Conveying Training Course

By Chemical Processing Staff

Jun 12, 2017

Kansas State University is offering “Pneumatic Conveying of Powders and Bulk Solids” training at its Bulk Solids Innovation Center in Salina, Kansas. The continuing education course is scheduled for August 8-11, 2017. 

The course focuses on the design of pneumatic conveying systems, and common pneumatic conveying problems and solutions. Attendees will participate in the actual design of dilute phase pneumatic conveying system following step-by-step procedure. Employees who attend this course will improve their ability to design, maintain and improve pneumatic conveying systems, understand advantages and disadvantages of the various types of systems, evaluate vendor options and optimize the performance of existing systems, according to the university.

Those responsible for designing, improving, or troubleshooting pneumatic conveying systems, such as engineers, operators, managers, technicians and R&D scientists and engineers are encouraged to attend. The course is appropriate for new employees as well as those who want to increase their knowledge and experience. Employees in the following industries are encouraged to attend:

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Plastics
  • Chemical
  • Mineral
  • Food
  • Grain and Feed

By attending the course, participants will reportedly be able to: 

  • Design a pneumatic conveying system and select equipment
  • Troubleshoot pneumatic conveying problems
  • Understand the material properties related to pneumatic conveying
  • Understand the different types of pneumatic conveying systems and their applications

Students are eligible to receive 2.5 CEUs/25 PDHs and are encouraged to register by June 30 to receive the early bird rate of $1,500. A discounted rate is available to companies sending multiple attendees and to current graduate and post doctoral students.

The Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center in Salina, Kansas provides professional development courses to further industry and employee education and help organizations operate at the optimal level. Courses are designed for engineers, operators, managers, technicians and similar individuals responsible for designing, improving or troubleshooting powders and bulk solids handling systems in industries including pharmaceutical, plastics, chemical, mineral, food and grain and feed.

For more information, visit: www.bulksolids.k-state.edu/profdev