Solids handling problems are common throughout many industries, thanks to a lack of focus around bulk solids training, and common trial-and-error approaches. 70% of all products contain at least some ingredients handled as bulk solids, and studies have shown problems around bulk solids handling has led to higher production costs and lower product quality.

This webinar will provide insights into common flow problems, and offer general steps on how to solve them.
  • Common flow problems (arching, ratholing, flooding, flow rate limitations)
  • Hopper discharge flow patterns
  • Key bulk solids flow properties
McKinnon Ray
Project Engineer, Jenike & Johanson
McKinnon Ray is a Project Engineer with Jenike & Johanson for 3 years designing bins, silos, feeders, and transfer chutes for tricky powders and bulk solids. He has worked on projects across several industries including cement, mining, food & beverage, agriculture, and more. Before Jenike & Johanson, he worked at Anheuser-Busch as a shift supervisor in packaging and logistics departments. McKinnon has a Chemical Engineering degree from Mississippi State University.
Scott Jenkins
Senior Editor, Chemical Engineering Magazine
Scott Jenkins has been an editor at Chemical Engineering since 2009. Prior to joining CE, Scott worked in various capacities as a science journalist and communications specialist, reporting and writing on a variety of sectors, including chemical processing, biotechnology, pharmaceutical manufacturing and research policy. He also has industry experience as a quality assurance chemist and research experience as a synthetic organic chemist. Scott holds a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University, and a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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